NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Alabaster Township is seeking public input on the Township’s proposed acquisition of 145-acres of wooded Lake Huron property that has been purchased by Huron Pines to become an Alabaster Township park in the coming years. The public may provide input in person at the public meeting on March 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. Written comments may also be sent to Stephanie Wentworth, Supervisor, Alabaster Township, 1716 South US-23 Highway, Tawas City, MI. The public may also provide input in person at the Alabaster Township Hall during office hours on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. All comments, written and oral, will be noted for the record. Nearly one mile of undeveloped Lake Huron coastline near Tawas City is expected to become home to a public park. The nonprofit northern Michigan conservation group Huron Pines purchased the wooded parcel along US 23 from US Gypsum Company to create the project dubbed the “Lake Huron Coastal Preserve.” A cooperative plan between Alabaster Township and Huron Pines calls for Alabaster Township to assume ownership of this property in 2022 and turn it into a township park, with Huron Pines remaining a partner to support the care and stewardship of the land. To do this, Alabaster Township is considering a grant application to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for up to $2 Million. Before submitting this grant proposal, the Township is especially interested in hearing from the public about the potential future use of the property as a park, desired amenities, accessibility questions and general project feedback. Project information is available online at www.alabastertownship.com or in person at the Alabaster Township Hall during regular office hours on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you are interested in submitting comments regarding the proposed plan to fund permanent protection and public use of nearly a mile of Lake Huron Coastal land, please include your voice of support, concerns, input regarding future use and protection of the property before March 1, 2021.
The Alabaster Township Board of Review for 2021 will meet Virtually, due to MDHHS Covid 19 Restrictions, on the following dates: Organizational Tuesday, March 2 1pm Appeal Session 1 Monday, March 8 3pm-9pm Appeal Session 2 Tuesday, March 9 9am-3pm
And whatever additional days necessary to complete board business. Additional meetings will be posted at the Alabaster Township Hall and website 18 hrs prior to meeting. Property owners may appeal during the above Appeal Session times via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4219835019?pwd=WXgyam1xb2RNTDQxQWJ3T0w5bWErdz09 Dial In Information: Dial 1-301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 421 983 5019 Passcode: 123456
or are encouraged to appeal in writing by March 8, 2021. To appeal in writing please use the following contact information: Alabaster Township Board of Review Attn: Equity Assessments, Inc 5887 Schafin Dr Weidman, MI 48893 989/644-3414 Fax Denise_EquityA @yahoo.com
Petitions available at: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf
The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities upon notice. The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2021 are as follows: Agricultural .50 1.000 Commercial .5 1.000 Industrial .50 1.000 Residential .50 1.000 Developmental .50 1.000 Personal .50 1.000
$2.5M Project Underway to Protect Nearly a Mile of Lake Huron Coast
Huron Pines and Alabaster Township Work to Fund Permanent Protection and Public Use of Coastal Land
Iosco County, MI — Last December, Northern Michigan conservation nonprofit, Huron Pines, became the new owners of a 145-acre parcel of Lake Huron property that is slated to become an Alabaster Township park in the coming years.