Public Notices

October 6, 2021



Sale of real property owned by Tuscarora Township

Tuscarora Township is seeking proposals from real estate brokers/firms to market and sell properties located within Tuscarora Township. There is the potential for additional properties to be sold. Under the laws of the State of Michigan, the township must receive fair market value for assets sold..

You can see the requirements for submission by clicking here:  Request for Proposal, Real Estate Services

June 11, 2021

It's official! Fireworks at dusk Friday 7/2 @ DeVoe Beach. (Rain date 7/5).

Independence Day Parade at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 4. Downtown Indian River.

Any group or organization wishing to be in the parade contact Mike Ridley at 231 238.7088 or email

May 1, 2021

Paving of S. Straits Hwy will begin Monday, May 3. The tentative schedule is to mill the asphalt on Monday and finish paving by Friday. We hope to stripe the following week. Thank you in advance for your patience.

April 15, 2021

“Please be known that…

  This advisory committee, known as the “Sewer Sub-Committee”, was established by the Tuscarora Township Board of Trustees, with the sole intent of collecting information and making recommendations to the Township Board as a whole, concerning issues related to the present waste water system, known as “Sewer District-1”, and the possible expansion of the system to include and accommodate additional districts.

  Even though we have a quorum of the Board of Trustees, it is not the intent of this committee to make policy or to make any final decisions, nor do we have the authority to do so. We will adhere to all Open Meetings Act rules and laws, including encouraging pubic participation. We will publish committee meeting minutes on the Township Web site upon approval.

 The above declaration is in accordance with the advice from the Michigan Township Association.”

April 7, 2021

This summer the township assessing office will be conducting a re-appraisal in selected areas. We do this to make the assessments as accurate as possible and to comply with State of Michigan requirements. Approximately 20% of the township per year will be inspected this summer/fall. If you have any questions, please call Assessor John Gehres at 231-373-8342

Township Offices will be CLOSED Friday, April 2, 2021

March 24, 2021


Tuscarora Township, Michigan intends to file an application for federal assistance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Services. The project includes a Phase 2 expansion of the sanitary sewer system to a residential area in Indian River which includes an area north of Barbara Avenue, including Sturgeon Island, east of Burt Lake, west of Straits Hwy, and the near north side of the Indian River along Prospect, including Columbus Beach. A public meeting for comments will be held at April 6, 2021, 7:00 pm at the Tuscarora Township Hall, 3546 S. Straits Highway, Indian River, or if required by the State of Michigan, at a meeting held by electronic means at the same datMarche and time, to discuss the proposed project and to provide the opportunity for public comment. Any additional information can be found in the “sewer expansion” section of the township web page at or may be obtained by contacting Tuscarora Township at (231-238-0970).  

Sewer Expansion Project Page (click here)

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The township recently codified its ordinances. They are available for view at the link below.