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

Board Information

Banks Township Board

Next Meeting: June 19, @ 6PM   


Agenda: 2023-05-Banks-Township-Board-Agenda


Banks Township Board 2023 Meeting Dates:

  • January 16, 2023
  • February 20, 2023 Fire Budget Hearing
  • March 29, 2023  (Wednesday) Budgets
  • April 26, 2023 (Wednesday)
  • May 17, 2023 (Wednesday)
  • June 19, 2023
  • July 17, 2023
  • August 21, 2023
  • September 18, 2023
  • October 16, 2023
  • November 20, 2023
  • December 18, 2023

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:

Poverty Exemption Resolution update 2023

FOIA Policy Resolution May 18, 2020 

FOIA Policy Summary May 18, 2020

FOIA Policy Exemptions May 18, 2020

2023 Newsletter 

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:

Nuisance Ordinance Amendment, adopted 9-19-22 

Zero Tolerance Policy   &  Drugs, Brains, and Behavior Pamplet

Berms Amendment Adopted May 23 2022

Banks Township Planning Commission

Next Meeting: June 13, 2023 @ 6PM 

Proposed Ordinance to amend the keeping of animals.    BTPC–animals–public hearing draft–06.13.23

BTPC–lot lines-setbacks-definition amendments–PH draft-04.11.23 BTPC-Utility Grade Solar–draft PH–04.11.23 BTPC Jan RV Storage–PH draft–04.11.23 (1)

BTPC-Utility Grade Solar–draft PH–04.11.23

BTPC Jan RV Storage–PH draft–04.11.23 (1)


Banks Township Planning Commission 2023 Meeting Dates:

  • January 10, 2023
  • February 14, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • April 11, 2023
  • May 9, 2023
  • June 13, 2023
  • July 11, 2023
  • August 8, 2023
  • September 12, 2023
  • October 10, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • December 12, 2023

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

Painting Project Adv for Bids: Banks Township Hall Exterior Painting & Repairs

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.