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Public Notices

Portland Township Upcoming Election 2023


Portland Township May 2, 2023 Election

Pewamo Westphalia School Bond Proposal

(ONLY-Pewamo-Westphalia School residents)

Voting to take place at the Pewamo Community Center

137 E Main St.  Pewamo, MI 48873

Polls open 7am-8pm


Charlene Keilen 517-647-6643

Portland Township Clerk

The Planning Commission is moving its regular meeting date of March 15 to March 20 at 7:00 pm. Click on "PC Notice below" for the full notice.

PC Notice

March 2023 Board of Review (BOR) Meeting Notice

Property assessment notices will be mailed out in late February.  Click on "BOR Notice"  below for the full notice listing the time and dates for hearing appeals, petitions, and exemptions to the BOR.


BOR Notice


Adopted Zoning Ordinance Rezone and Text Amendments

The Township Board approved zoning text amendments and a map rezone amendment at their February 8 meeting.  Click on "Notice Amendments" for the full notice and "Rezone" for the map rezoning amendment and "Text Amends" for the full wording text amendments.

Notice Amendments


Text Amends


The Planning Commission has updated the Township Master Plan with an updated future land use map, new Census data and comparisons, new survey results, updates to the districts explanations, education, medical, emergency services, recreation, transportation and utilities sections and updating the conclusion of the goals.  A letter of explanation about the updated Master Plan goes out to neighboring municipalities and other entities on January 20, 2023 with a 63 day time span to submit review comments.  For anyone wanting to comment please send review comments back by March 27 to or to the Planning Commission at PO Box 314, Portland MI 48875.

Master Plan Book

Master Plan Map

Township Meetings


Also, see "Public Notices" above for special meeting information

Printable Fiscal Year Meeting Dates

Portland Township Board Meetings

The next regular Board meetings will be on March 16 and March 29, 2023, at 6:00 pm.  Click on "Agenda" below a few days before the meeting date for the proposed topics of discussion.


All meetings will be at the Portland Township Hall

located at 773 E Grand River Ave, Portland.  Note that all meetings will start at 6:30 pm unless posted differently.  Go to the Township Board tab to see the entire fiscal year meeting dates and a printable link. 

Portland Township Planning Commission Next Meeting:

The next regular meeting is on March 20, 2023.

Go to the Planning Commission page for the full year's schedule.

All meetings will be at the Portland Township Hall

located at 773 E Grand River Ave, Portland

Portland Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Meetings


Meets only as Applications are Received Except for Organizational

Meeting on the Second Wednesday of each January at 6:00 pm.

All meetings will be at the Portland Township Hall.


Recycling for Portland Township Residents is at Municipal Supply at 1 Industrial Dr. Portland, east off Lyons Rd.   Be sure to follow all the rules for successful recycling.  The dates that the containers are available to drop off items are the 4th full Saturday and Sunday of each month.  The drop-off times are between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

  • Recycling drop-off will be self-serve.  Volunteers, when available, will only be observing from a distance.

  • We urge anyone who is sick, has been sick, or is exhibiting any signs of illness to stay home and wait for another recycling event.

  • When the bins are full, DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE GROUND.  Granger employees WILL NOT pick up anything that is outside the bins.

Sunfield has reopened its recycling program without a residency requirement.  Hours are Wednesdays from 2 pm to 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.  Click on the link below for all the details and items accepted.

Sunfield Recycling Flyer

Sunfield is participating in a new project to accept and to recycle agricultural plastic.  Click on the link below for all the details.

Sunfield AG Plastic Recycle

Ionia County has scheduled 2022 household hazardous waste collection and electronic item drop-off sites and dates. Click on IC Item Disposal below for all of the information and dates and times.

IC Item Disposal

Click on the flyer link below for information on what can or cannot be dropped off and for additional other recycling places.


Other info:


Recycling Flyer Info


Recycling Rules


Recycling Raccoons

Link is below to a State map of all recycling facilities:



Burn Permits

Contact your local Fire Department for Burn Permits


Click on "Departments" then  "Assessing" for additional information

Assessor Jason Kohagen - Phone Number:  989-383-0306


Click on "Departments" then "Elections" for the latest election information.


Note - The March Township Board meetings will be on March 16 and March 29, 2023, at 6:00 pm.  Go to the Township Meetings area on the other side farther down for the agenda.

Read the winter 2022 newsletter at the bottom of this page.

If you own your home, have financial hardship due to Covid-19 and your income falls below 150% of the area median income, then there may be financial assistance through a special program through MSHDA.  Click on the link below for more details.



Note - farther down the page you can pay your taxes online!

The results page of the 2022 Resident Survey that was in the summer tax bills is available below to click on for reading the tallies.

2022 Survey Results

Emergency Care Plan Open to Portland Township Residents

The Portland Ambulance Service offers an Emergency Care Plan to citizens in the coverage area. Subscribers to the service are not billed for their ambulance runs. The cost is $60 per year, and it covers all members of your household. The fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30, but enrollment is open all year and new subscribers will be accepted.

In the event a subscriber uses the Portland Ambulance Department for a medical emergency, the department bills the insurance company for the subscriber and the subscriber does not receive a bill. The Ambulance Department accepts what the insurance companies pay as payment in full and the subscriber is not responsible for any remaining balance.

Click here for an enrollment form that also includes a list of FAQ's:

Click here for the Ambulance Department's webpage which includes additional information:

Cutler Road Bridge Reconstruction 2022

The Bridge is open!

Doing projects at home?  Call Miss Dig first!  MissDig811 (647-734-4811)  It is free and underground electric, gas, oil, propane, phone and cable, water, sewer or irrigation lines or pipes can be marked for your safety.  Click on the link below for more details:



Click on "Departments" then "Taxes" for general information PLUS the new Point & Pay online tax payment process. See below for paying taxes online.


To contact the Treasurer click on "Township Board"

then "Treasurer"

You can now pay your taxes online!

 Point and Pay is an online method to pay your tax bill with a credit card or e-check.  There will be a fee with a credit card of 3% (minimum $2) or with an electronic check (ACH) of $3 up to $10,000 or $10 over $10,000.  Click on the link below to pay your taxes with this convenient method. 

Pay Taxes Link

For instructions on how to pay taxes online click on the link below:

How to Pay Online

For how to look up your property click on the link below:

Property Lookup


The Township Newsletters are available to read online as well as within your tax bills.  Click on the "Information" tab at the top, then "Documents" to review all of them.   The newest one is in the link below.

2022 Summer

2022 Winter



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