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EAST BAY CHARTER TOWNSHIP LEGAL NOTICE Proposed 2019-2023 Parks & Recreation Plan Public Comment Review Period 

Notice is hereby given that the East Bay Charter Township will be receiving comments from the public regarding the Township’s proposed 2019-2023 Parks & Recreation Plan. Copies of the draft plan are available for review HERE; at the East Bay Charter Township Hall, 1965 N. Three Mile Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49696; and at the East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, 1989 N. Three Mile Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49696.

 Comments on the plan are being accepted until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018, and may be directed to Township Planner Rick Brown, AICP, CBSP, East Bay Charter Township, 1965 N. Three Mile Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49696; via e-mail at; or by phone at 231-947-8681.

If you are disabled and require any special assistance to review this document, please notify the Township Clerk at (231) 947-8647 or call TDD (231) 922-4766 as soon as possible.

Short-Term Rental Licensing Ordinance
The East Bay Charter Township Board of Trustees approved a Short-Term Rental Licensing Ordinance, along with an accompanying code reference in the Zoning Ordinance, at its June 11, 2018 meeting. While the ordinance took "legal effect" on June 21, 2018, it will not go into "operational effect" until the Board of Trustees approves the associated fees, application, and application timetable. The Township is researching firms which aid in the implementation of the ordinance, as well as 24/7/365 complaint receipt and resolution services.     
It is anticipated that applications will start being accepted sometime in December with an initial compliance deadline of March 1, 2019.   
The principal geographic limitation of the ordinance relates to dwellings located in subdivisions and condominium developments where the covenants and restrictions or the master deed and bylaws limit uses to single-family residential.  A complete copy of the approved ordinance may be accessed HERE.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Planning & Zoning at 231-947-8681 or via email at or
Board of Review Opening
East Bay Township is seeking individuals interested in serving as a member on the Board of Review. The Board of Review is a panel of three citizens from the community, along with two alternate members.

The Board of Review meets three times each year, March, July and December. The March Board of Review involves listening to property tax protests and generally requires a commitment of at least three days. July and December Board of Reviews are completed in less than one day each.

For more information, click HERE
BATA Launches New Bayline Bus Route

Starting June 25, 2018 residents and visitors in East Bay Township’s Beach District can hop on BATA’s new Bayline bus route and ride free directly to and from downtown Traverse City. This new route will operate from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. seven days week and buses will run about every 15 minutes for minimal wait time.  More information on the Bayline can be found at or by calling BATA Customer Service at 231-941-2324.

Route Info & Map

East-West Corridor Transportation Study
For more information on the East -West Corridor Transportation Study, please click HERE.