Peaine Township Recreation Plan Meeting

Please join us in developing a new Recreation Plan for Peaine Township.  This kick-off meeting is intended to provide Land Information Access Association  (LIAA)  information from township officials and community stakeholders in the development of a new  Peaine Township Recreation Plan, in accordance with the guidelines established by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The plan will provide a roadmap for development of recreation facilities in the township and support grant applications to help with funding.

In an effort to keep our meeting running smoothly  we are providing the direct links to the current Recreation Plan and Master Plan (Chapter 6) for review.  Please come to the meeting prepared.

Feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in participating.

Hard copies of the Master Plan and Recreation Plan can be viewed at:

  • Beaver Island District Library:  Ask at the circulation desk.
  • Peaine Township Hall: During office hours:
    •       Supervisor :Office hours – Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM weekly
    •       Clerk: Office Hours: Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, weekly

Comments may be submitted ahead of time if you are unable to attend the meeting. Please direct comments to and/or

Here is the LIAA plan for future meetings:

Task 1 – Kickoff Meeting with Key Township Staff and Local Officials (March)
With direction from LIAA (LIAA will not be present), township officials will review the previous recreation plan and determine needed updates for the goals and objectives and recreational inventory sections. This effort may also include the description of new recreational priorities and/or projects. Local officials will provide the updates to LIAA to help in the development of the plan’s content, outlined in Task Two.

Task 2 – Complete Data Collection/Aggregation and Mapping (March – April)
LIAA will compile and develop content (text and maps) for the recreation master plan, using the recently adopted Beaver Island Master Plan and the previous township recreation plan. LIAA will incorporate several of the “recreational” goals, strategies and actions from the master plan, as well as the results from the island-wide survey. Township officials will also provide LIAA with needed information pertaining to the administrative structure of the township’s recreational services (decision making, budget, etc.)

Task 3 – Engage with the Public (April)
LIAA will convene one public meeting to solicit feedback on preliminary goals and objectives and
discuss/brainstorm on additional recreational aspirations. The feedback from the meeting help shape
the final goals and objectives of the recreation plan.

Task 4 – Plan Development and Adoption. (May – June)
Lastly, LIAA will develop and finalize a Draft Recreation Plan for the required public comment period.
Based on the results of the public comment period, LIAA will develop a final draft of the recreation plan.
Once the final plan is complete, LIAA will assist (but not attend) in facilitating a formal public hearing on
the recreation plan. Once the recreation plan is adopted, LIAA will assist the township in submitting the
plan for approval by the DNR.