5095 4th Street
Eagle River, Michigan 49950


Sherman Township -- Gateway to the South Shore
Sherman Township's only remaining community of Gay, once a thriving city during the mining during the early 1900's, features a historic stamp mill smokestack which can be seen for miles and is used as a navigational aid. The Gay Bar is also part of the local color. The Fire Department Auxiliary hold their well known bazaars from late June to Labor Day; see this year's schedule in "Sherman Township News & Announcements." The Community Hall where the bazaars are held is handicapped accessible. Proceeds benefit the Fire Department and community projects.

The major event in Gay is on July 4th which includes the unique Gay Parade, starting time of 2 PM, and the Fire Departmentís huge raffle and refreshment tent. Everyone is welcome to join the parade. Tickets for the raffle can be bought on site from any firefighter.

The School House Park is located next to the historic school in Gay on Second Street. The park is open from May through October during daylight hours. Park features include features handicap accessibility for parking, pavilion, picnic tables, grills, toilet, and water. The pavilion includes over 20 unique carvings completed by a local artist.

The annual "MusicFest," hosted by the Keweenaw County Historical Society, is held at the historic school and the School House Park in Gay in July; please see KCHS website for date and time. The event features many local bands, a silent auction of local artist products as a fundraiser, and food from local vendors.

Sherman Township is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Sherman Township News & Announcements
Click title for more information.
Meeting Minutes, Agendas & Reports
 Sherman Township Board - Minutes Date  
Agenda November 14, 2019
Regular Meeting October 10, 2019
Regular Meeting September 12, 2019
Special Meeting August 17, 2019
Regular Meeting August 8, 2019
Regular Meeting July 11, 2019
Regular Meeting June 13, 2019
Regular Meeting May 9, 2019
Regular Meeting April 11, 2019
Regular Meeting March 14, 2019
Budget Meeting March 14, 2019
Regular Meeting February 14, 2019
Regular Meeting January 10, 2019
Regular Meeting December 13, 2018
Regular Meeting November 8, 2018
 Sherman Township Treasurer Report Date  
Report October 31, 2019
Report September 30, 2019
Report August 31, 2019
Report July 31, 2019
Report June 30, 2019
Report May 31, 2019
Report April 30, 2019
Report March 31, 2019
Report February 28, 2019
Report January 31, 2019
Report December 31, 2018
Report November 30, 2018
Township Board

Board Meetings are held in the Office the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.
The Office has handicapped accessible bathroom and ramp.


Rob Middlemis-Brown, Supervisor
906-231-6831 [Phone]
Contact Supervisor for general information on Township.

Marilyn Kastelic, Treasurer
Contact Treasurer for information on property taxes.

Adeline Schmidt, Clerk

Contact Clerk for information about elections, absentee ballots and water or sewer bills.

Chuck Bennetts, Trustee

Deneen Connell, Trustee

Sherman Township Fire Department

The all-volunteer Fire Department serves as the primary emergency management agency for Sherman Township. Fire protection services include wildland fire suppression in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and structural fire containment in cooperation with other Fire Departments. 

Rob Middlemis-Brown, Fire Chief
Contact Fire Chief for information regarding fire protection; call 911 for emergency help and fires

Township Office

8872 Second Street -- Gay
Lake Linden, Michigan 49945
906-296-1211 [Phone]
906-296-1211 [FAX]

Gay Community Water Supply Department

JT Reno, Licensed Operator

Chris Holmes (UP Engineering), Engineer

Emergency Repairs:
Burcar Construction
906-934-3735 (Cell)

Bay Electric
906-370-0804 (Cell)

RC Mechanical

Gay Community Water Treatment Department

Bob Pieti, Local Operator

Chris Holmes (UP Engineering), Engineer

Emergency Repairs:
Burcar Construction

Bay Electric
906-370-0804 (Cell)

RC Mechanical

Township Assessor

Mark Erhart
PO Box 13
Watersmeet, MI 49969


Township Tattler Newsletter
Current Issue: Fall/Winter 2016

Past Issues:

Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Winter 2012
Fall 2011

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