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

Board Information

Banks Township Board

Next meeting:

Monday, November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 PM remotely.

2020 11 Banks Township Board Agenda (002)

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Banks Township Board 2020 Meeting Dates:

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21

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:

FOIA Policy Resolution May 18, 2020 

FOIA Policy Exemptions May 18, 2020

Banks Township Newsletter

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.

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

Recent Adoptions & Current Discussions:

Nuisance Ordin 11-11-20 amended draft    11-11-2020

Resolution 3 of 2020 structure setbacks

Ag Tourism & Ag Assembly Amendment Aug 2020

Short Term Rental Ordinance June 2020

Draft Nuisance Ordinance 7-17-20 (1)

Draft Special Event Licensing Ordinance

Zero Tolerance Policy   &  Drugs, Brains, and Behavior Pamplet

Banks Township Planning Commission

Next Meeting:

Public Notice
November 6, 2020
The Banks Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 at 6 PM, has been canceled for lack of agenda items.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8 at 6 PM.
Irene Shooks, PC Secretary

Banks Township Planning Commission 2020 Meeting Dates:

  • January 14
  • February 11 – Cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
  • March 10
  • April 14 – Cancelled due to coronavirus crisis. Public Hearing will be rescheduled.
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13 Cancelled due to lack of agenda items.
  • November 10  Cancelled due to lack of agenda items.
  • December 8

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 Commitee Vacancies

Financial Reports

General Fund Budget 20-21

Fire Fund Budget 20-21

Road Fund Budget 20-21

Vehicle & Liquor Funds Budgets 20-21

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

View household Hazardous Waste collection dates and collection sites.

24-Hour Recycling Available in Banks Township

Road Commission Site on Lake St across from the ball fields
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.