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 on the first Saturday after July 4 from 4-8 PM. The event feature 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
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Meeting Minutes, Agendas & Reports
 Sherman Township Board - Minutes Date  
Agenda November 12, 2015
Regular Meeting October 8, 2015
Regular Meeting September 10, 2015
Regular Meeting August 13, 2015
Regular Meeting July 9, 2015
Regular Meeting June 11, 2015
Regular Meeting May 14, 2015
Regular Meeting April 9, 2015
Regular Meeting March 12, 2015
Special Meeting March 12, 2015
Regular Meeting February 13, 2015
Regular Meeting January 16, 2015
Regular Meeting December 11, 2014
Regular Meeting November 13, 2014
 Sherman Township Treasurer Report Date  
Report October 31, 2015
Report September 30, 2015
Report August 31, 2015
Report July 31, 2015
Report June 30, 2015
Report May 31, 2015
Report April 30, 2015
Report March 31, 2015
Report February 28, 2015
Report January 31, 2015
Report December 31, 2014
Report November 30, 2014
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.
No formal office hours are kept, but someone is usually around.


Rob Middlemis-Brown, Supervisor
1258 Gay-Lac LaBelle Road
Lake Linden, MI 49945 [e-mail]
906-296-8097 [Phone]
Contact Supervisor for general information on Township and information for renting the Hall.

Marilyn Kastelic, Treasurer 
1072 Gay-Lac La Belle Rd.
Lake Linden, MI 49945 [e-mail]
906-296-9102 [Phone]

Contact Treasurer for information on property taxes and garbage fees.

Adeline Schmidt, Clerk
P.O. Box 3
Lake Linden, MI 49945 [e-mail]
906-296-9035 [Phone]

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

Chuck Bennetts, Trustee

Deneen Connell, Trustee

Sherman Township Fire Department

The Fire Department serves as the primary emergency management agency for Sherman Township. Fire protection service responsibilities include both wildland fire suppression in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and structural fire containment in cooperation with other Fire Departments. The Fire Department is an all-volunteer department and currently has 13 active members.

Bob Strykowski, Fire Chief
907 Main Street (Gay)
Lake Linden, MI 49945 [e-mail]
906-231-4948 [Phone]
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] [e-mail]

Gay Community Water Supply Department

Robert Strykowski, Superintendent
Water Supply Plant Operations
906-296-1211 (office)
906-296-1211 (fax)
906-231-4948 (home)

Gay Community Water Treatment Department

Chuck Bennetts, Operator
Water Treatment Plant Operations
906-296-1211 (office)
906-296-1211 (fax)
414-530-4683 (home)

Township Assessor
Mark Erhart
PO Box 13
Watersmeet, MI 49969

Township Tattler Newsletter
Current Issue: Fall 2014

Past Issues:

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

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