Cedarville and Hessel, Michigan

May 3, 2021 Covid Update in Les Cheneaux

As we begin the month of May, the State-wide Corona virus trends continue to point downwards. In Mackinac County, the daily case rate of about 2 per day has remained steady, and the number of deaths has remained at 3 for quite a while. About 36% of the county’ residents have received at least one dose of the vaccines.

While our county has remained low in cases, we are aware that persons arriving from other parts of the State or other States, my not be in as risk-free of an area. We urge you, if you come from such an area, to maintain basic self-care and practice consistent health efforts—wear a mask, social distance, wash hands, etc.—and be conscious of your interactions with residents.

* Almost all businesses require a mask upon entering. 

* Indoor dining at restaurants is restricted to 50% capacity.

* Consider that you attend home indoor gatherings only with immediate family members if you are immune compromised or feel at risk..

* The post office allows one customer at the main counter at a time. Others must wait in the lobby or outside.

* The Township offices are open, but wearing a mask is required upon entry.

* Outdoor recreation is abundant, and the harbors and launch sites are open.

* The Memorial Day celebration at the cemetery will begin at 11 am.

Keep in mind our local hospitals are small and should you become ill with Covid, you could be transferred to a hospital downstate.

We look forward hopefully for a relaxing, refreshing summer and seeing good friends. Above all, use good sense in your travels in and about town. Slowing down works wonders for all of us.

Township Notices


The Clark Township Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at The Clark Township Community Center at 133 E. M-134, Cedarville, MI 49719, to take public comments regarding a Short-Term Rental Ordinance.

The ordinance is to provide for the regulation and permitting process relating to short-term rentals in Clark Township.


Propoosed ordinance can be reviewed in the Clerk's office during regular office hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Written comments can be sent to: Clark Twp., PO Box 367, Cedarville, MI 49719.

For inquireis please call: (906) 484-2672 or by email at dclerk@clarktwp.org.



Access My Gov

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 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 are CLOSED
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.