6520 Center Street, PO Box 68
Ellsworth, Michigan 49729
Phone: 231-588-6126
Email: bankstownship@bankstownship.net

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Welcome to Banks Township…

a place of community and a township working to combine its agricultural tradition with the growing tourism of Northern Michigan.

Banks Township’s natural resources make it a recreational paradise for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Its hardworking, friendly people make it a great place to live or visit.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING & Meeting Date Change

Banks Township Board will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed 2021-22 General, Roads, Vehicle, and Liquor Fund Budgets at 7 PM on Monday, March 29 during the regular monthly meeting that begins at 6:00 PM.  The meeting will be held via zoom.  The link can be found on this website 24 hours prior to the meeting.  The regular meeting is rescheduled from March 15 to March 29.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budgets will be a subject of this meeting.

BANKS TOWNSHIP-BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE

Notice to all property owners in Banks Township

Please take notice that the Banks Township Board of Review will meet at the Township Hall located at 6520 Center St, Ellsworth MI 49729 on the following dates: 

Organizational Meetings:  The Boards of Review will meet for the purpose of receiving and reviewing the assessment roll on March 2, 2021 at 4:00pm. 

Public Meetings:  The Boards of Review will meet for the purpose of hearing property tax assessment appeals from property owners on March 8, 2021 from 3:00PM-9:00PM and March 11, 2021 from 9:00AM-3:00PM

 Please Note:  All representatives must have written authorization from their client. 

Location: 6520 Center St, Ellsworth MI 49729

Mailing Address: PO Box 68, Ellsworth MI 49729

Fax Number: 231-588-2079

Email for Appeals ONLY: 2021mbor@gmail.com

Website: bankstownship.net

Dates/Times:  March 8, 3pm-9pm and March 11, 9am-3pm.

Form Can Be Found (or below in red): https://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf

 Electronic Meetings: The public may participate in the meeting through electronic remote access via Zoom access by computer, smartphone/device using the following link:

Meeting ID: Will be posted not less than 18 hours prior to the meeting

Password: Will be posted not less than 18 hours prior to the meeting

The public may also participate by landline phone or cell phone by calling:

Will be posted not less than 18 hours prior to the meeting
 (ADA) American with Disabilities Notice: The local unit will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings upon three days written notice please contact Banks Township Clerk, (231) 588-6126.

Tentative ratios and multipliers follow and are subject to change by the Assessing Officer, Board of Review, County Equalization and State Equalization.

Agricultural

Commercial

Industrial

Residential

Personal

Ratio

Factor

Ratio

Factor

Ratio

Factor

Ratio

Factor

Ratio

Factor

48.31%

1.0350

50.59%

.9883

50.70%

.9862

47.24%

1.0584

50.00%

1.0000

The State Tax Commission on January 19, 2021 approved the attached Poverty Exemption Forms:

  • Form 5737 – Application for MCL 211.7u Poverty Exemption
  • Form 5738 – Request for Approval of Percentage Reduction in Taxable Value for Poverty Exemptions Under MCL 211.7u
  • Form 5739 – Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty

The Commission also approved the attached Policy Regarding Requests for Percentage Reductions in Taxable Value for Poverty Exemptions.  These forms and policy include information related to Public Act 253 of 2020, changes to the poverty exemption statute (MCL 211.7u) that will impact how local units, assessors, and boards of review handle the exemption starting with the 2021 tax year.”

The forms and policy are on this website (forms & applications page) and are available on the State Tax Commission’s website at https://www.michigan.gov/statetaxcommission.

Township Clean-up Day 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 Social distancing Concerns. Rescheduled for May 8, 2021.

Township residents wishing to burn falls leaves generally need a burn permit. For the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, residents can visit Michigan.gov/BurnPermit or call 866-922-BURN to find out whether burning is currently allowed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  For responsible burning information, contact Paul Rogers at 616-260-8406.

Orange colored fall leaves on trees bordering road in Banks Township, Michigan

Established in 1898