Cedarville and Hessel, Michigan

Clark Township Waste Water Treatment Plant

A Treatment Plant's Settling Ponds Create an Attraction for Birds — and Bird-Watchers

A rural Michigan treatment plant near Lake Huron attracts an abundance of birds and waterfowl to its settling ponds – along with visitors carrying binoculars.




Democratic and Republican candidates for local and county offices must file a partisan 

nominating petition no later than 4:00 PM, April 21, 2020. 

Forms can be picked up from the Township Clerk's Office, and they must be returned by 4:00 PM on April 21, 2020. 

 For those who submit a valid filing for office, they will be placed on the August 4th primary ballot.  

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Click on the link below to access Assessing, Tax, and Utility Billing information


When you use our website for paying your bills, here is a list of charges that you will incur. 

-Credit Cards and Debit Cards will be charged 3% of your bill.

-E-checks will be charged a flat $3.00 fee. 


The Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department is taking applications at this time for those who might like to become a member of a very worthwhile organization.  Applications are available at the Clerk's Office at the Township Hall at 207 North Blind Line Road in Cedarville or with the Fire Chief.

The Clark Township Board of Trustees meet on the 

3rd Wednesday of every month at 8:00 AM at the Township Offices on North Blind Line Road.

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 Public Restrooms located at the Fire Hall will be closed until May 2020. 


Clark Township and the CLM Community Action Agency have an established satellite office at the Clark Township Community Center to serve local residents.  Sherrie Pitko is the the Mackinac and Chippewa County outreach worker, Senior Services Director. She is available Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Please call (906)440-6712 or 484-1069 to schedule 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 Sherrie Pitko for assistance in completing the required forms. She will also be able to tell you the requirements for this program. 

High Water and Shoreline Erosion Information

A webinar presented by the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Department provided some information to help those living on coastal shorelines to respond to the high-water issues of the Great Lakes.

EGLE is working to approve permits in a one to two-day turnaround to enable residents to begin work on shoreline problems quickly. They have been backlogged with requests from people all around the Great Lakes. They strongly recommend residents to contact experienced licensed professional contractors to assist with their projects as each shoreline is different and construction projects will be expensive. The panel also said lake levels are expected to rise again over the next six months.

Some email addresses, web sites and phone numbers were provided for residents to use to help work through the entire process.

EGLE Environmental Assistance Center



The department has hired more people and are working overtime hours to assist residents with questions and the permit process.


This webpage has information about:

* general water level information;

* contractor listings;

* permit application assistance


This provides information and an application for both state and federal permits.


This is a blog site with various articles about environmental issues.