Township Hall Located at, 1515 N Huron Rd, Tawas City, MI 48763
+1 (989) 362-8441

Whitney Township

(989) 362-8441

Office Hours

    Monday        10:00  - 4:00 
Tuesday        9:00 - 5:00 
  Wednesday  10:00 - 4:00 
Thursday      9:00 - 5:00 
    Friday           10:00  - 6:00 

The Latest from the Hall

Summer Newsletter 2019

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July and remember to be considerate of your neighbors when doing fireworks, also be sure to follow State Laws.

Township Hall & Water Department

(989) 362-8441

(989) 362-5528


Supervisor-   Donald Becker

Clerk-   Kimberly Anderson

Treasurer- John M. Gehris

Trustee- Scott McAlindon

Trustee- Francis Semenick


Zoning Administrator

Michael Fil

(989) 362-8441


Jessica Landry



Township Office Hours

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month

or by appointment by calling the above


Regular Monthly

Township Board Meetings

are held on the second Tuesday of each month

at 7:00 p.m., unless posted otherwise.

 Township Updates:

Over the next several years the Township will be working to replace the old water meters for all the residents on the water system.  At some time in the next several years expect a visit from someone that will be working on replacing your water meter. 


For anyone interested in what is happening in the Township, you can now check the minutes of previous meetings on the Whitney Township website

You can also pay your water and tax bills on the website for a fee. 

 A Note from the Assessor’s Office

If you would like to split or combine property, please submit ALL requests to the Township on/or before December 1st.  Property audits are starting, please remember it is possible that a field auditor will visit your property to perform an exterior inspection.  The July Board of Review will be meeting Wednesday, July 17th at 11am to correct qualified errors.  No appeals will be heard at that meeting.  It has been my pleasure to serve the community and I continue to look forward to working with taxpayers.

Jessica Landy, MAAO- Phone (989) 820-6961- Email


Arenac County Website

Arenac County now has a website with a lot of County information available to our residents.


You can now pay delinquent taxes by going to the County website and using the link for the Treasurer on the left-hand side.  You will then go the bottom of the page for the link to delinquent taxes.  There is a $2.00 fee to pay your delinquent taxes using this site.

There is also a link on the County homepage where you can look up assessment and tax information for any property in Arenac County.  You will look at the links on the left-hand for the Equalization Department.  Once you are there go the bottom of the page to the link for property assessments and taxes.

 Vehicles on the Beaches

Please be advised that it is a Michigan State Law, that you cannot drive a motorized vehicle on any beach in the State of Michigan. Call the Sheriff, DEQ, DNR, or State Police to report violations. 


Please do not put unstamped mail in the Township’s US Postal Mailbox.  Please drop bills in drop box by the Township Hall door.  If unstamped mail is put in mailbox it is picked up and held by the post office until postage is paid

Transfer Station Hours and Services

Winter Hours

October to Memorial Day

Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours

Memorial Day to the end of September

Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Noon to 4:00 p.m.


Large items may be disposed of
for a 
nominal fee on

Memorial Day & Labor Day Weekends

Leaves & grass clippings may be taken to the Transfer Station for composting.

Building Material, Motor Oil and Tires cannot be taken to the Transfer Station.

You can contact Waste Management in East

Tawas, (989) 362-9562, for information on proper disposal of Building Materials.

Recycling is being operated by

Sunrise Disposal during regular

Transfer Station Hours.

*Cardboard, papers, and magazines

*Mixed plastics, #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7

*Tin and aluminum cans

*Glass bottles and jars (all colors)

*Scrap Metal  



Returned Checks

A $30.00 fee will be collected for each check returned to the Township for lack of funds and/or closed account.


Paying Bills

If you are using an online bill paying service to pay your water or tax bills, please include your correct account number for water bills or tax ID number for taxes.  This will help us credit your payment to the right account.


Dogs Running Loose

In Arenac County you must keep your dogs under control.  Call Animal Control at (989) 846-4421 to report loose dogs.


Open Burning

You must check with the DNR, at 866-922-2876 or at the DNR website

to see if permits are being issued for our Township before starting a fire.


Mosquito Control

If you have a problem with mosquitos call APM Mosquito Control at (989) 426-2420.  Keep in mind weather conditions factor into when spraying is done, also.

1.     Building Permits

The following steps must be taken to obtain a Building Permit: 

1. Contact the Zoning Administrator for a land use permit. At that time, it will be determined if your project conforms to our Township Zoning.

2. When building a new home, and with some additions, a Septic Permit will be required. You will get this from the Arenac County Health Department. 

(989) 846-6541

3. You must then obtain a Building Permit from the Arenac County Building Department, located in the County Building in Standish. 

(989) 846-9791

The Township has a new Zoning Administrator, Michael Fil. His contact information is on the front of the newsletter. He has taken over the job, as Ernest Kata has retired from Whitney Township. 


Please call the Township Hall when changing your mailing addresses. This will help to keep our records up to date so you will receive your billings in a timely manner.

Friendly Reminder:

The Township is always looking for people to sit on Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Review.  We are also looking for people interested in working Elections.  All these positions do receive a small salary.

Burn Permits

DNR Notice

You must check with the DNR, at 866- 922-4876 or at the DNR website to see if permits are being issued for our Township before starting a fire.

DNR Burn Permit

Mosquito Control

If you have a problem with mosquitos call APM Mosquito Control at                                           (989)426-2420

Keep in mind weather conditions factor into the spraying schedule.

People of Interest

Board Members Supervisor Donald Becker, Clerk- Kimberly Anderson, Treasurer John Gehris, Trustee Fran Semenick, Trustee Scott McAlindon


Donald Becker

(989) 362-8441


John  Gehris

(989) 362-8441


Fran Semenick

(989) 362-8441


Scott McAlindon

(989) 362-8441


Kimberly Anderson

(989) 362-8441


Jessica Landry

(989) 820-6961

Zoning Administrator

Michael Fill

(810) 241-8924