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William Penn

News & Announcements

It has been brought to my attention that some agencies still have Iron County Central Dispatch’s phone number listed on your websites. If you have not done so already, can you please change your contact information on your agency’s websites, social media, phone tree, etc. to Negaunee Regional Dispatch’s contact information. NRD’s admin phone number is 1-866-411-0018 and/or 906-475-1199. If it’s an emergency you still have to dial 911.
Thank you,
Heidi DeRosso, Gogebic County Emergency Management/911 Coordinator

Watersmeet Township COVID-19 Guidelines

Effective beginning Friday, November 20, 2020 and until further notice.

Water/Sewer Bills and Building/Zoning Permit fees can be made in person with the secretary if you don’t feel comfortable mailing them or dropping in the outside slot.

You will be permitted in after having done all of the following:

  • Placed a mask over your face
  • Sanitized your hands
  • Had a temperature check reading of less than 100 degrees
  • Successfully answered a short list of COVID questions

Appointments are now required to conduct face-to-face business with the Clerk, Supervisor, Treasurer, Building/Zoning Administrator and Assessor, who normally has only Monday office hours. Please call (906) 358-4501 to set up your appointment.

The Township Board decided to implement this policy as a result of the guidelines established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor’s office and to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in our township.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Watersmeet Township Board

Reminder to Property Owners in L-1 and L-2
Short-term renting without a permit approved by the Planning Commission is a violation of the Watersmeet Zoning Ordinance. Property owners engaged in short-term renting without a permit will be fined under our Municipal/Civil Infraction section of the Zoning Ordinance.
Owners interested in pursuing short-term renting need to contact the Watersmeet Zoning Administrator, (906) 358-4501 Ext. 112, for the requirements and how to apply for a permit.

All meetings of the Township Board, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals will be held virtually until further notice. This action is taking place due to restrictions placed on public gatherings by the MDHHS and the Governor. The township is doing this to help ensure public safety in response to COVID-19 and to comply with current state guidelines. The protocol for attending virtually can be found by clicking the link on this page.

Virtual Meetings
Click here to view instructions for virtual meetings

Transfer Station Hours
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: 906 – 358-5055
The Transfer Station will be closed on December 24th and December 25th. It will be open again on the 26th

Watersmeet Township Police Department
(906) 875-6669 to reach Central Dispatch for IMMEDIATE response (non-life threatening)
(906) 358-2048 for the Watersmeet Police Office for administrative and general questions. If no one is in the office, please leave a message.
Remember please that it is always best to call 911 if you have what you consider to be an emergency…that is what they are there for.

Online learning and affordable wireless internet are now available in Watersmeet. To learn more or sign up, visit: www.nmu.edu/ean

Watersmeet Community Center

Upcoming Meetings & Info

Township Board Regular Monthly Meeting

3rd Wednesday of the month – 6:30 PM – Community Center at  N4689 1st Street
Agenda for Jan 20 meeting

Planning Commission Regular Meeting

6 meetings a year to be held on the 2nd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, November. 5:30pm Community Center

Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for the January 13th has been cancelled.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings

Law Enforcement Bulletin

ALERT:  Residents are receiving phone calls claiming to be from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) or other government agency that attempt to get your personal information by saying there is a problem with your Social Security number or that it was stolen.  Caller ID may look legitimate but it is not.  If you receive such a call, do not give out your name, birthdate, social security or any other personal information.  Hang up and call local law enforcement at (906) 358-2048 so that the call can be tracked and reported.


Watersmeet Township

Phone: 906-358-4501
Fax: 906-358-4836
E-mail: General Information

Watersmeet Township
Postal: P.O. Box 306
N4689 1st Street
Watersmeet, MI 49969