Norwood News ( these announcements were included with your Winter Tax Bill)

What’s Happening in Norwood?  Check out our website; Meeting notices, Minutes, Hearing notices, Calendar, tax payment information and more are there. We publish notices in the Charlevoix County News and post notices outside the Township Hall.  The Township is currently grappling with the issue of Short Term Rentals. There will be a public Hearing Monday December 13, 7pm at the Township Hall.
New Township Hall:  We have moved our meetings to the new Township Hall located at 0640 Lake Shore Drive.  There is a committee working on the preservation of the Historic Township Hall.
Election Inspectors Needed- If you are interested in serving as an Election Inspector please contact Brenda Freds, Clerk at or 231-497-0897 for more details. Election Inspectors will take a paid mandatory training which is usually 2 hours long and held in late Spring or early Summer.
Property Taxes – Winter Taxes are due In-hand by February 14, 2022.  Norwood does NOT accept postmarks.  Payments may be made by mail, in the drop box located at the Historic Township Hall, and on line at  If your taxes are paid by a lender, they have your tax bill. Lynn Smolenyak Treasurer, will hold office hours December 29, 9am-5pm at the Township Hall.
New Zoning Administrator Leslie Meyers will be holding office hours Mondays 5-8 pm at the Township Hall 0640 Lake Shore Drive. Contact her for any zoning questions;
Trustee Mike Spilis has given notice of his retirement from public service. We thank him for his many years of service on the Norwood Board of Trustees!  If you are interested in becoming more involved with Norwood, please contact Supervisor Ben Freds.

Driving on our Beaches is prohibited! The DNR will cite anyone driving on the beach off the State Park Land.  Please be respectful of property owners and preserve the integrity of our beaches by not driving on the beach.  

Reminder: legal Firework dates and times. 
11am on 12/31 to 1am 01/01;
11am to 11:45pm on the Sat and Sun immediately preceding Memorial Day;
11am to 11:45pm on June 29,30th,July 1,2,3 and 4:
11am to 11:45pm on July 5, if that date is a Fri or Sat; and
11am to 11:45pm on the Sat and Sun immediately preceding Labor Day.