2483 E. Midland RoadBay City, MI 48706Office: 989-684-7203Fax: 989-684-9234officemanager@monitortwp.org

Meeting Dates 2017

Township Board

2nd and 4th Monday of each month

Jan 9, 23

Apr 24

Feb 27

May 8, 22

Mar 13, 27

Jun 12, 26

Planning Commission

1st Tuesday of each month

Jan 3

Apr 4

Feb 7

May 2

Mar 7

Jun 6

Zoning Board of Appeals

3rd Thursday of month, as needed

Jan 19

Apr 20

Feb 16

May 18

Mar 16

Jun 15


    2017 Holidays Observed


January 2              New Year`s Day

January 16            Martin Luther King

February 20          President`s Day

April 14                  Good Friday

May 29                  Memorial Day

July 4                    Independence Day

September 4         Labor Day

October 9              Columbus Day

November 10        Veteran`s Day

November 23        Thanksgiving Day

November 24        Thanksgiving-Friday

December 24        Christmas Eve

December 25        Christmas Day

December 26        Christmas-Observed

December 31        New Year`s Day



Fire Station Committee


Monitor Township is currently seeking volunteers to serve on a committee to address the needs of our fire station.  Fire Chief John Kramer addressed the board on May 8th about the physical needs of the current Fire Station.  He advised the board that the needs of the station should be addressed.  The township board voted unanimously to seek volunteers for a committee to explore alternative solutions.  This will not be a short term commitment.  We expect that it may take a number of years to address all the needs and the challenges that could face us.  If you are willing to serve, please let us know as soon as possible.  We would like to have a committee in place by the end of June.  You can call us at 684-7203 or respond via email here supervisor@monitortwp.org

Street Light Out?



Click Here to report the Outage to Consumers Energy

Call (989) 894-8350 for Bay City Electric

Replacing a Driveway?

Check out the Bay County

 Road Commission`s

Driveway Policy Here


 Yard Waste pickup begins on April 1st and runs through November 30th each year.

 Yard Waste Pickup is the day after your trash.

 There is no limit on the number of yard waste barrels or bags.

 Please No Plastic Bags.



Welcome to Bay County Michigan
Click Here for a History Lesson



Monitor Township Residents - Road Work Updates

 Wheeler Road Bridge Work 

Starting April 17th 2017, and completing approximately on June 19th 2017.

NOTE:  The Wheeler Road Bridge will be completely closed and both eastbound/westbound traffic will be detoured.  Westbound traffic will be detoured using Two Mile to westbound Wilder Road, to Monitor Road and back to Wheeler Road.  Eastbound Traffic will be detoured Monitor Rd. to eastbound Wilder and Two Mile back to Wheeler. 

Wilder Road Bridge Work

 Starting June 19th and completing approximately on September 8th, 2017.

Westbound Traffic only, while eastbound traffic will be detoured for the entire bridge work period.  The detour for eastbound traffic will be as follows, take I-75 south to US-10 interchange; take US-10 east to I-75 North to 13 connector and use the Wilder Rd exit.  Monitor Road will be completely CLOSED from Bay Arenac Drive to Wilder Rd.

Click Here For Road Work Map 

Need to Report a Road Problem?


The Bay County Road Commission has a website for reporting complaints. 

Click Here to fill out the form.  You will receive a confirmation email.


Storing an RV, Boat, or Utility Trailer in your yard? Know the numbers: 1 in 1 acre or less; 5 feet from the property line; 0 in front yard.  See the Ordinance

NOTICE: Zoning Violations

Please be advised that we will no longer accept anonymous complaints regarding potential zoning violations.  Keep in mind; we may receive complaints from a number of sources including internal referrals, outside agencies and the general public.  If you are making a complaint, it is preferred that you do so in writing, or be prepared to leave your name and contact information with the building and zoning code enforcement department.   

Notary Services

Notary services are available to our residents at no cost.

Call for available times:  (989) 684-7203

Note:  A notary witnesses a signature on a document

They do not verify the accuracy of the document being signed.

Please DO NOT SIGN any document before arriving at the Township Offices

Flags in Your Yard? 

What Do The Colors Mean?





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