The Hamlin Report, June 2023

June 21, 2023

The Hamlin Report, June 2023

By Nancy VanderVest, Hamlin Township Supervisor

Planning Commission  

The Hamlin Township Planning Commission will meet on Monday, August 7, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the township hall.

At its prior meeting, the Planning Commission discussed:

  • Selling eggs at roadside stands, currently only allowed in areas zoned agricultural.
  • Adopted definitions regarding adult day care home/family, home/group, adult foster care facility and adult day care homes, where, in Hamlin Township, it will be called “day care home, adult.”
  • Approved changing the format of Article 3, Definitions.
  • Voted to omit the words “tents, trailers or similar structures on wheels” from the definition of a structure.

Zoning Board of Appeals

The ZBA met on May 31. During its meeting it:

  • Granted a side setback distance of 10 feet instead of 12 feet on a vote of 4-1 to Robert Hill.
  • Denied a variance request from Garrett Rabbers to maintain a small shed without a primary structure.  (The owner has 30 days to bring property in compliance after approval of minutes.)

The next Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting met Tuesday, June 20, 2023 to hear a variance request from Robert Normoyle to construct a garage with an additional 540 square feet.

Township Hall 

The Township hall roof project was completed and the Board of Trustees has tentative plans to remodel the township hall kitchen.  The board also approved sealcoating the parking lot for both the township hall as well as the fire station.


  • The Wilson  Hill Park has been treated for Hemlock Woodly Adelgid with a grant secured by the Mason-Lake Conservation District.
  • The Township is accepting bids until July 12, 2023 for a project at the Long Skinny Park.


  • Construction has started on the 2023 road projects and the first round of brining was completed.
  • The Soil Borings were also completed on the South Bayou Bridge Project.

Transfer Facility

The Mason County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for August 19, 2023 at the Mason County Road Commission from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hamlin Township is accepting resumes for a zoning administrator.

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