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

Board Information

Banks Township Board

Next Meeting:  August 22 @ 6PM


Banks Township Board 2022 Meeting Dates:

  • January 17, 2022
  • February 21, 2022
  • March 28, 2022
  • April 18, 2022
  • May 16, 2022
  • June 20, 2022
  • July 18, 2022
  • August 22, 2022
  • September 19, 2022
  • October 17, 2022
  • November 21, 2022
  • December 19, 2022

All meetings are at 6 PM at the Banks Township Hall.

For budgets, tax data, zoning ordinances, and all forms and applications, please see the Forms/Applications Page.

For Board meeting minutes, please see the Meeting Minutes Page.

Please Note:

Salary Resolution 2022

FOIA Policy Resolution May 18, 2020 

FOIA Policy Summary May 18, 2020

FOIA Policy Exemptions May 18, 2020

Newsletter 2022

Doing any outdoor DIY projects? Know what’s below before you dig!
Read about Safe Digging.

In addition to web page posting, required Public Announcements will be placed in the Antrim Review, formerly the Bellaire Review.
These announcements will include Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Review, notice of ordinance amendments, etc.

Recent Adoptions & Current Discussions:

Greenbelt Ordinance Amended May 2021

Nuisance Ordin 01-18-2021 amended draft   1-18-2021

Resolution 3 of 2020 structure setbacks

Ag Tourism & Ag Assembly Amendment Aug 2020

Short Term Rental Ordinance June 2020

Draft Special Event Licensing Ordinance

Zero Tolerance Policy   &  Drugs, Brains, and Behavior Pamplet

Berms Amendment Adopted May 23 2022

Banks Township Planning Commission

Next Meeting:   Tuesday, August 9, 2022 @ 6PM @ the Township Hall

There will be a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6PM on a proposed Solar Ordinance: Banks Twp Utility Grade Solar Draft_


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Banks Township_Residential Solar Ordinance_August 6

BTPC Public Hearing Rules and Procedures_July 2021

Accessory Dwelling Unit_Zoning Amendment_Public Hearing 07-13-2021

Banks Township Planning Commission 2022 Meeting Dates:

  • January 11, 2022
  • February 8, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • June 14, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • August 9, 2022
  • September 13, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • November 8, 2022
  • December 13, 2022

All meetings are at 6 PM at the Banks Township Hall.

For Planning Commission meeting minutes, please see the Meeting Minutes Page.

Additional Resources

Contact Information for Property Owners

View contact information for property owners.

Invasive Plants

Banks Township and the Antrim Conservation District have been working for the past several years to control invasive phragmites on the Lake Michigan shoreline. If you know of a patch of phragmites within Antrim County, please contact the Antrim Conservation District (231) 533-8363 to report it. An address of the property is helpful.

Invasive Phragmites Factsheet

Invasive Thistles Brochure

Reed Canary Grass – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

General Information

Antrim County Committee Vacancies

Financial Reports

Budget Reports

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act Policy effective July 1, 2015 – View on the Forms/Applications page.

911 Address Signs

See the latest information about 911 signs.

Mission Statement for Community Center

The Banks Township Board & Ellsworth Village Council have jointly adopted a Mission Statement for our Town Center Project. The Mission Statement, developed during a strategic planning work session of the two municipalities, will guide future development in the Downtown Ellsworth area and serve as a basis for grant applications and growth of the community. View the Ellsworth/Banks Township Town Center Mission.

Recreation Plan

2018-2022 Community Recreation Plan

Ellsworth/Banks Township Town Center Mission

Household Hazards Waste Collection

Hazardous Waste Flyer

24-Hour Recycling Available in Banks Township

On Lake St behind Dollar General
9627 Lake St, Ellsworth, MI 49729
(231) 943-8088

You may recycle glass, metal, tin, aluminum, plastic, paper, and cardboard.
View more information on how and what to recycle on Antrim County’s website or American Waste’s website.