Watersmeet Fire Department Emergency Response Call Statistics – March 2024

Watersmeet Fire Department Emergency Response Call Statistics

MonthEMSFireAutoSnowmobileATVTotal Runs
Year To Date33310036

Public Notice: Zoning Ordinance 6.02A Modification


During its Regular Meeting on December 20, 2023, the Watersmeet Township Board of Trustees finalized and approved language modifying the Watersmeet Township Zoning Ordinance. Specifically, Section 6.02A has been modified to read as follows:

6.02A Primary uses (Without Special Approval)
11. A Seasonal Trailer Coach may be on the property year-round provided that the trailer coach maintains
current registration and license plates and provided the trailer coach remains road worthy.

The entire ordinance can be viewed at the Watersmeet Township office, N4689 1st Street, Watersmeet, Michigan on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm. The modifications to Section 6.02A will become effective 30 days from the date of this posting (3/21/24).

Questions or comments may be forwarded to Julie Mathiesen, Watersmeet Township Clerk, P.O. Box 306, Watersmeet, MI 49969.

Water Quality Report – 2023


Watersmeet Township Water Customers

The annual “Consumer Confidence Report” for the year ending December 31, 2023, which summarizes the quality of drinking water from the Watersmeet Township Water System, is available for review at the Township Office, N4689 1st Street, Watersmeet, MI  49969, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click Here to Read Report>

The report will not be mailed to Township residents.

Julie Mathiesen, Clerk
Watersmeet Township

PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Budget


The Watersmeet Township Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 4:30 PM.  The hearing will be held at the Township Community Center, located at N4689 1st Street, Watersmeet, MI.  The purpose of the hearing is to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget and support the Truth-in-Taxation process. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.   The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held after the hearing with the budget approval as an agenda item.

Copies of the proposed budget will be available at the Township Offices, also located at N4689 1st Street, after March 18, 2024.  Comments on the budget will be accepted at the hearing or can be submitted in writing to Julie Mathiesen, Watersmeet Township Clerk, P.O. Box 306, Watersmeet, MI   49969.


PUBLIC NOTICE: Watersmeet Township Board of Review


Watersmeet Township
Board of Review

Organization Meeting:
March 5th, 9:00 a.m.

First Meeting:
Monday, March 11th, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Second Meeting:
Friday, March 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Meetings take place at:
Watersmeet Township
Community Center
N4689 First Street, Watersmeet MI

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Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting Time Change

The Board of Trustees regular monthly meetings will now be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

The Board of Trustees supplemental meetings will continue to be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Watersmeet Township Announces Implementation of Emergency Alert System

The most beneficial way to receive instantaneous information on safety threats and severe weather throughout Watersmeet Township is now one e-mail, text, or phone call away.

Watersmeet Township has partnered with CodeRED® to offer FREE emergency alerts for weather and traffic warnings, and critical emergencies through e-mail, phone and/or text messages to residents and visitors of Watersmeet. In order to receive these alerts, individuals must enroll at https://accountportal.onsolve.net/watersmeet or by texting “NIMROD” to “24639”.

Enrollment is fast and easy and can be completed in just a few minutes. Once registered, individuals will automatically receive weather and traffic warnings, and critical emergency notifications.  It is strongly recommended to include CodeRED as a new contact in the user’s phone under the following phone number 206.536.3695 to always know when a CodeRED alert is being sent and to ensure it is not mistaken for something else.

Any message regarding a threat of life or property to our residents and community will be disseminated using CodeRED.  Only Township officials have the authority to send out alerts for a variety of situations such as boil water notices, gas leaks, evacuation notices, police activity, fire emergencies, and missing persons.  This is a community alert system to ensure you remain informed of critical information. General announcements, lost pets, meeting notices, etc. will continue to be sent via email through the Watersmeet news subscription service.

CodeRED offers options on the types of alerts you can receive and how you would like to receive them. Phone calls, texts and emails are all options upon signing up. It gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. If anyone has questions about CodeRED or needs assistance with signing up they may contact the Watersmeet Township CodeRed help-line at 906.366.0112 (leave message).

A test alert will be sent on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. CST

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Spring Weight Restrictions 2024

Effective at 6:00 a.m. central time on Friday, February 2, 2024 the Gogebic County Road Commission Spring Weight Restrictions will be in effect.

Local and Primary County Road System – Shall follow the Michigan Frost Laws that require a 35% reduction in axle loading.

The Gogebic County Road Commission shall monitor the frost action on our roads for the remainder of the weight restricted season.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (906) 667-0233.

For additional information on All Season Roads 2024 or GCRC Resolution MI Frost Laws 01-24 please visit the Gogebic County Road Commission Website