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Special meeting Monday, January 25, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to work on the 2021-2022 budget and to hire a full-time EMT/Fire Fighter for the Fire Department. Use the ZOOM link below to attend the meeting.

No in-person meetings until further notice.

You may attend via ZOOM, just follow the link below.

Markey Township Meeting Link:



Our next regular meeting is February 8, 2021.  

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We have a drop box on the north side of the driveway across from the front door that can be used for tax payments. 

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You may contact us at the email addresses below.

Supervisor Rob Pray - supervisor@markeytownship.org

Clerk Sheryl Tussey - clerk@markeytownship.org

Treasurer Wendy Engle - treasurer@markeytownship.org

Trustee Loretta Bell - northerngal02@charter.net

Trustee Joanne Donaldson - trustee@markeytownship.org

Land Use Bob Rickard - ordinance@markeytownship.org   

Assessor Tina Braman - assessor@markeytownship.org 

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Trash pick up is every Friday.  Have items at the road by 6 AM. 

If you have additional trash put the extra bags beside your cart, not on top of it. 

Bulk collection (couch, chair, television, carpet) - 1 item per week.  Call 810-768-2217.

Please do not put any trash or recycling in cardboard boxes. Cardboard intended for recycling will have to be cut down and placed inside of the recycle tote.


If you need a trash cart, please contact the township office and we will arrange for one to be dropped off to you. Please let us know if you need another recycle bin or a sticker to put on your own container. Your questions and constructive comments are welcome.  Please continue to bag your trash before you put it in the cart.  


Recycling Information Sheet

Recycle Calendar 2021



5-Year Recreation Plan

View the new 5-Year Recreation Plan at this link:  Rec Plan




Getting a burn permit for your area has never been easier.  Go to www.michigan.gov/burnpermit on the internet and use the "interactive map" to find the burn conditions in your area.  If "YES" appears in the Burning Permits Issued column, you are authorized to burn today.  This serves as your burn permit.  You don't need to print anything.  Camp fires do not require a permit.You can also call 1-866-922-2876 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. seven days a week.  After listening to the pre-recorded message, you can stay on the line and a representative will speak with you

You can also call the township offices Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and we can assist you in getting the information.  It is important to find out if burning is permitted each day, it could prevent possible mishaps and/or fines.

Parks & Recreation Survey

Please take the time to fill out our survey and send in.  Survey

Dredge Hole Maps

Houghton Lake contains a number of "Dredge Holes" located near the shore line in numerous places. These "holes" date back to the 1950s and there have been several tragic accidents over the years. Through the efforts of a local citizens group with the cooperation of Roscommon County, a map has been developed to identify these potentially dangerous areas. Thus far fifty one holes have been identified. A map is available at the township hall  showing the GPS coordinates along with the approximate area and depth of each hole. There is no charge for the map. If you are staying at one of the many resorts in the township they should have a copy of the map for your review.

To view a picture of the map click here

To view data interpretation


Roscommon County Emergency Management has begun utilizing a new service to access important, valuable community information when you need it, using the latest technology.

Our agency will create and publish messages through the Nixle Community Information Service. Nixle will then deliver this information to you instantly via text, email and/or web message. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.

Example messages may include Weather warnings, missing children as well as other relevant safety and community information.

The service is secure, reliable and easy for our group to use. YOU decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web. 

Please register now at the company’s main web site: www.nixle.com. There you can also access their Frequently Asked Questions.

FREE WiFi is available at the township hall.  No access code is required.  It is accessible from inside or outside the building.
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