Cedarville and Hessel, Michigan



Clark Township Zoning Ordinances
Available for viewing/download on the 
Planning Commission page.

 Non-Motorized Transportation Taskforce

The Clark Township Non-Motorized Transportation Taskforce Committee is encouraging Clark Township residents to attend an open house for the Clark Township Non-Motorized Transportation Plan on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The open house will take place at the Clark Township Hall, located at 207 N. Blind Line Road in Cedarville.

This is an excellent opportunity for community members to find out more information about the plan, review the results of the recent community survey, view large maps of existing and proposed facilities and projects, ask questions of the local planning team and incorporate your ideas and opinions into the design of the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan.

The main goals of the Plan are to make it easier, safer and more enjoyable to bicycle and walk throughout the Cedarville and Hessel communities. The Plan will contain recommendations for additions and improvements to bike routes, trails and pedestrian facilities, land uses that promote walking and cycling, ways to improve access to transit and educational and encouragement programs.

For those unable to attend or for those who wish to make additional comments after the open house, a link to an on-line viewing and editing tool is available at www.eup-planning.org.  Additional questions or comments may also be directed to Project Coordinator, Ellen Benoit at (906)635-1581 or ellen@eup-planning.org. This planning effort is made possible through the generous support of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Community Transformation Grant (CTG).

The link to the Survey is:  www.surveymonkey.com/s/BikeClark

The link for on-line map editing tool:  http://bit.ly/clarknm


Located in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula, Clark Township comprises the two waterfront settlements of Cedarville and Hessel, a 17-mile stretch of pristine shoreline, and the 36-island archipelago known as the Les Cheneaux Islands.

The northern shore of Lake Huron, including Clark Township, has been referred to as "One of the Last Great Places" in the northern hemisphere.

Many of the people who call this place home trace their lineage back to the original founding families of the early 1800's; others have come here more recently to visit and decided to stay. We are also blessed with a large multi-generational seasonal population, whose families have helped to shape the history and development of Clark Township.

Together, we are a community with much in common - we love the outdoors and our natural surroundings. We enjoy boating, hunting and fishing, walking and bicycling, gardening, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. We treasure our artisans and creative people, our library, schools and cultural events. We have an abundance of service organizations and a tremendous spirit of volunteerism.

The Les Cheneaux Islands Area has a traditional economy of tourism and related service businesses, a heritage of wooden boats and boatbuilding, and a multitude of artisans and craft workers. We are interested in diversification and welcome new additions to our business sectors.

Come join us!
The township recently received a check from the State Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund after completing an application for disaster assistance.  The application was based on damages to the township sewer system that incurred from the deep freeze from the Winter of 2013-14.  Gary Reid, Supervisor of Clark Township, worked on the application and compiled all the necessary documentation with pertinent information that had to be forwarded along with the application.


Clark Township and the CLM Community Action Agency are co-operating in establishing a satellite office at the Clark Township Community Center to serve local residents.  Lori Hatch has been named the Mackinac and Chippewa County outreach worker, Senior Services Director. She will be available Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Please call (906)440-6712 for an appointment.

The Township and CLM Community Action also host Senior Meals at the Community Center On Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  There are no income restrictions.  Anyone over the age of 60 is welcome.  Call 484-1061 by 8:30 AM to reserve your spot!  Meals are a $2.50 donation to seniors and $5.00 for guests.  If you feel you qualify for "Meals-on-Wheels", please contact Lori Hatch for assistance in completing the required forms. She will also be able to tell you the requirements for this program.