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


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

    2020 Holidays Observed


January 1              New Year`s Day

January 20            Martin Luther King

February 17          President`s Day

April 10                 Good Friday

May 25                  Memorial Day

July 3                    Independence Day

September 7         Labor Day

October 12            Columbus Day

November 11        Veteran`s Day

November 26        Thanksgiving Day

November 27        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

Need Floodplain Information?

If you are purchasing or refinancing an existing home and have questions regarding your proximity to a flood zone or floodplains please see the documents below.  You can also reach FEMA at (877) 336-2627

Where to Obtain Floodplain Information

Flood Insurance Considerations  

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?



To comply with Governor Whitmer`s Executive Order No. 2020-21, all Township offices are closed to the general public beginning March 24, 2020 to April 13, 2020

All Township business will be conducted by appointment only.

Please call 989.684.7203 to make an appointment.


Waste Management is on normal schedule for the week of 3/23/2020

In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:

*Bulk Collection - furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.

*Spring and bulk clean-ups

*Yard Waste Collection - grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.

When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management`s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will resume

Monitor Township Park


Playground equipment at Monitor Township Park has been yellow taped.  Closed until April 13.  Please use the park for walking, running, exercise, fresh air.  At this time, we ask you to keep children off the playground equipment.  When walking your dog please clean up after them.  There is a plastic bag station for your convenience.  Dogs must be on a leash as not all dogs are not people/children friendly and others may be intimated by your pet.  Practice social distance please and together we can get through this.

March 26, 2020

Burn permits suspended across Michigan due to COVID-19

In response to the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, permits for open burning will be suspended across the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued the order Monday, aimed at further protecting public health and safety.

"We need to make sure our emergency response resources are available where they are needed at this time," said Dan Laux, fire supervisor for the DNR Forest Resources Division. "Less open burning means less potential for escaped fires, and that means staff can deal with other, more critical needs."

Because firefighters often work closely together on scene and when traveling to and from incident locations, the suspension of burn permits also will help protect first responders and fire fighters from infection by the novel coronavirus.

"It`s out of an abundance of caution that we want to support the statewide effort to fight COVID-19," Laux said. "Suspending burn permits in much of the state means fewer people will be burning debris - the No. 1 cause of wildfires in Michigan."

State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer agreed, adding: "This preventative approach to limiting wildland fires is important so that first responders can continue making medical calls during this health crisis."

Open burning in some parts of the state may still be allowed in areas where the ground is still snow-covered.

Burn permits in the southern Lower Peninsula are issued by local fire departments and governmental offices. In the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, permits are issued through the DNR`s website Michigan.gov/BurnPermit. Residents are encouraged to frequently check the website to see when restrictions are lifted.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus

2020 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.


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