2483 E. Midland RoadBay City, MI 48706Office: (989) 684-7203Fax: (989) 684-9234office@monitortwp.org

Meeting Dates 2019

Township Board

4th Monday of each month unless otherwise noted

January 14

April 22

February 25

May 13

March 25

June 24

Planning Commission

1st Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted

January 8

April 2

February 5

May 7

March 5

June 4

Zoning Board of Appeals

3rd Thursday of month, as needed

January 17

April 18

February 21

May 16

March 21

June 20


    2019 Holidays Observed


January 1              New Year`s Day

January 21            Martin Luther King

February 18          President`s Day

April 19                 Good Friday

May 27                  Memorial Day

July 4                    Independence Day

September 2         Labor Day

October 14            Columbus Day

November 11        Veteran`s Day

November 28        Thanksgiving Day

November 29        Thanksgiving-Friday

December 24        Christmas Eve

December 25        Christmas Day

December 31        New Year`s Eve

Bay County Road Commission

Driveway Policy


Important Notice:  The Bay County Road Commission DOES NOT allow a concrete driveway or concrete driveway approach to be installed to the edge of a non-curb and gutter roadway.  A concrete driveway also cannot connect directly to an asphalt paved shoulder or be used as a driveway surface within the road right-of-way.  Please note a permit is also required.  Read More Here

Flags in Your Yard?


What Do The Colors Mean?


Have a Suggestion or Issue to Discuss With Us?

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Send a Confidential Email to our Planning Commission

Send a Confidential Email to our Board of Trustees

Need to Report a Road Problem?


The Bay County Road Commission has a website for reporting complaints. 

Click Here to fill out the form.  You will receive a confirmation email.

Street Light Out?



Click Here to report the Outage to Consumers Energy

Call (989) 894-8350 for Bay City Electric

Public Hearing Notice

Residents and Property Owners of Monitor Charter Township:  Please take notice that the Monitor Charter Township Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on February 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall, 2483 E. Midland Road, Bay City, Michigan, regarding an entirely new Zoning Ordinance which regulates all uses, districts and activities in various zoned districts within the Township. This new Zoning Ordinance would also include regulation of proposed Wind Energy Conversion Systems.  The public is welcome to attend.

Image result for park clipartBay County Area Recreation Plan 2019 - 2023

Community officials from across Bay County have joined together in an effort to develop a Parks and Recreation Plan aimed at improving and developing recreational resources in Bay County. The plan will require additional study or involvement of residents in order to address the site-specific details.  Please download the plan here: Bay County Area Draft

Image result for new fire station clipartOur Fire Station Fact-Finding Committee recommended that the township board hire Sidock Group to conduct a feasibility study to assess the needs of our current facilities.  Our Fire Station was built in 1955.  To view the steps to be taken in the process:  Click Here Fire Station Roles, Goals and Controls - Steps 1-3 and Steps 4-7

2019 Trash/Recycling Rates & Pickup Reminders

In order to keep the edges of the new roads from breaking up and the curbs in subdivisions from being disturbed, the Bay County Road Commission has asked that you please put your trash carts, yard waste, and recycle containers in front of the curb on the asphalt in subdivisions.  On the local roads, put the containers at least halfway onto the asphalt.   

Rates for our monthly trash, recycling and yard waste increased this year.  The Township Board requested bids from multiple vendors but only received one bid as the others declined to participate.  This increase is not unique to our Township.  There is currently a nationwide problem with disposing of recyclable material which subsequently caused the most significant increase in cost for waste services.  Waste Management`s number is (800)-796-9696

 Yard Waste pickup is from April 1st through November 30th each year.

 Yard Waste Pickup is the day after your trash.

 There is no limit on the number of yard waste barrels or bags.

 Please No Plastic Bags and Barrels Must Be Less than 50lbs.



Storing an RV, Boat, or Utility Trailer in your yard? Know the numbers: 1 in 1 acre or less; 5 feet from the property line; 0 in front yard.  See the Ordinance

Remember you are also NOT ALLOWED to park an RV, Boat, or Utility Trailer on a Public Street, Road Right-of-Way, or Private Road Easement

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