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 February 8, 2018
Regular Meeting January 11, 2018
Regular Meeting December 14, 2017
Regular Meeting November 9, 2017
Regular Meeting October 12, 2017
Regular Meeting September 7, 2017
Regular Meeting August 10, 2017
Regular Meeting July 13, 2017
Regular Meeting June 8, 2017
Regular Meeting May 11, 2017
Regular Meeting April 13, 2017
Special Meeting March 9, 2017
Regular Meeting March 9, 2017
Regular Meeting February 9, 2017
 Sherman Township Treasurer Report Date  
Report January 31, 2018
Report December 31, 2017
Report November 30, 2017
Report October 31, 2017
Report September 30, 2017
Report August 31, 2017
Report July 31, 2017
Report June 30, 2017
Report May 31, 2017
Report April 30, 2017
Report March 31, 2017
Report February 28, 2017
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, Licensed Operator
Water Supply Plant Operations
906-296-1211 (office)
906-296-1211 (fax)
906-231-4948 (home)

Gay Community Water Treatment Department

Bob Pieti, Local Operator
Water Treatment Plant Operations
906-296-1211 (office)

906-296-1211 (fax)
402-718-7355 (home)

Licensed Operator, Chris Holmes (UP Engineering)
906-361-1014 (cell)
Emergency Repairs: Burcar Construction
906-934-3735 (cell)

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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