Kinross Charter Township

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Office Closed Until March 23rd

24 March 2020

Due to increasing concern about the dangers of COVID-19, we are closing our office except when it is vital for staff to be on location. This is for the safety of the public as much as it is for the safety of those who work in the office. While we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, we consider it worth it if it helps to keep Kinross safe.

Because of this change in circumstances, we will not be taking cash payments for utilities.

If you need to make a utilities payment, we recommend writing a check or obtaining a money order. If you don't have checks, you can purchase a money order at the post office, or at any bank. Checks and money orders can be left safely in an envelope in the dropbox at the Township Hall.

If you would like to pay over the phone using your card, you will have to wait until Monday, March 23rd. No one will be in our office until that time.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe.

Office Closed Except By Appointment

17 March 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19, our office at the Kinross Township Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.

If you need to pay your utilities bill, we recommend either:

  • calling the office at (906) 495-5381 to pay by credit card over the phone
  • leaving a check or money order in the office dropbox
  • calling ahead to ensure someone will be available to take your cash payment

Do not leave cash in the office dropbox!

If you have other comments, questions, or concerns, please call ahead and we will see what we can do. We're sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, and hope to be back to normal operations sooner than later.

Public Meeting About Underground Storage Tanks

01 March 2020

At the former Kincheloe Air Force Base, the underground fuel storage tanks remain. Previous investigations have reported that contamination levels from these tanks are below screening levels, and as such, intervention is unecessary. The proposed plan is to take no further action on this matter.

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is holding a public meeting about the proposed no-action plan on March 23rd. The public comment period lasts until April 10th.

Read more about it

Download the announcement.

PFAS Update

22 January 2020

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has returned their results on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the water supply. Concentrations are above non-detectable, but lower than the United States Environmental Protection Agency's recommended lifetime health advisory limit of 70 parts per trillion.

Read the results.

Kinross Township a Satellite Launch Site?

16 March 2019

The Detroit Free Press has reported that northern Michigan could become a new commercial launch site for satellites. A location has not yet been chosen, which means Kinross could be in the running.

Michigan was a major force in the early Space Age, when Chrysler made rockets that carried astronauts and General Motors built the electric buggies they used to explore the moon.

Now, a few visionaries are planning the state's return to space with an ambitious proposal to build a private launch site for commercial satellites in Northern Michigan.

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association has been corralling investors and seeking federal permitting for the proposed spaceport — dubbed the Michigan Launch Initiative — that would do vertical launches and also handle the takeoff and landing of airplanes that drop rockets that shoot into space.

Read More at the Detroit Free Press