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

    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

Have a Suggestion or Issue to Discuss With Us?

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Email our Planning Commission or the Board of Trustees

Putting in a Pool?

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Did You Know that in most cases installation of a pool WILL REQUIRE a building permit.  Please read Ordinance #18 which regulates the construction and maintenance of private swimming pools within the Township. 

Street Light Out?



Click Here to report the Outage to Consumers Energy

Call (989) 894-8350 for Bay City Electric

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.

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?



The feasibility study for our Fire Station has been completed based on the Roles, Goals, and Controls Workshop that can be found hereSteps 1-3 and Steps 4-7   The study has been reviewed by the Fact-finding committee and the committee is working on a recommendation to the Township Board.  It will be posted once a formal recommendation has been prepared.  Meanwhile, the study can be found here:  click here

Notice to Residents

On Monday, March 25, 2019 the Board of Trustees had a Second Reading and moved to adopt Zoning Ordinance #67.  This has been a long and demanding task and we commend the members for their efforts in updating the Ordinance for the benefit of all residents in Monitor Township. Ordinance #67 will officially go into effect April 29, 2019.

Zoning Ordinance #67       Appendix


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

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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