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Welcome to Au Train Township!

Au Train Township has a population of 1,076, with about 75% being year round residents. This estimate is based on the 2020 Census and Voter Registration files. We have three distinct areas in our Township: The Village of Au Train, The Village of Christmas and the 16 Mile Lake Area.

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Au Train Township

Au Train Township Planning Commission


June 8, 2022 6:00 PM N7569 Spruce Street Au Train MI 49806

Pursuant to MCL 125.3103, Notice is hereby given that Public Hearing of the Au Train Township Planning Commission will be held to consider the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments and Zoning Map adjustments.

Copies of the Proposed Changes, along with a copy of the Amended Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map adjustments is available by contacting Mary Walther Johnson, Au Train Township Clerk at (906)361-2373. A $5.00 fee will be charged for a paper copy. You may also download or review the documents from the Au Train Township website at: > Documents > Zoning-Amendments/Adjustments 2002.

Written comments will be received via email at: or mailed to: PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806-0033. Comments will be received up until June 8, 2022.

As part of this Public Hearing/Special Meeting the Planning Commission may choose to approve a Resolution to adopt the Zoning Ordinance Amendments/Map Adjustments and recommend to the Au Train Township Board to adopt the zoning amendments and map adjustments or to not adopt.

Mary Walther Johnson Au Train Township Clerk Acting Zoning Administrator May 23, 2022


Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Au Train Township Planning Commission on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Au Train Township Hall, located at N7569 Spruce Street, Au Train MI 49806, Alger County, Michigan, to receive public comment on the following:

A Conditional Use Permit application for the proposed expansion of the Au Train Beach Campground located at E4947 State Hwy M-28, Au Train MI 49806, per Section 307 of the Au Train Township Zoning Ordinance. The subject property is located within the Rural Residential One/Two zoning district. Subject parcel Tax ID# 02-001-331-013-00. Subject property is located in Section 31, T47N, R20W. Applicant: Uncle Ducky Outdoors, 1331 W Munising Ave., Munising, MI 49862.

The Au Train Township Zoning map and text are available online at

Written comments regarding the public hearing will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

For questions, contact Mary Walther Johnson, Au Train Township Clerk/Acting Zoning Administrator at (906)361-2373

Mary Walther Johnson Au Train Township Clerk Acting Zoning Administrator PO Box 33 Au Train MI 49806-0033 (906)892-8265 (906)361-2373

Au Train Lake Habitat Improvement Project

June 2, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Au Train Township Hall N7569 Spruce Street Au Train, MI 49806

Meeting hosted by the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division in collaboration with the Alger Conservation District

You’re invited to join DNR Fisheries Biologists to discuss a habitat improvement project for Au Train Lake.

Questions: Contact Cory Kovacs, Fisheries Biologist Michigan DNR 906-287-0816

Zoning Questions??

Our Acting Zoning Administrator is Clerk Mary Johnson until the position can be filled. Please contact her direct for questions regarding Zoning and/or the permit required to obtain a Building Permit. Zoning Compliance Applications must be submitted and approved before the County will issue you a building permit. Email: or call 906/361-2373.

You can find the Zoning Documents Here

Garbage Collection

Great American Disposal is our contracted service provider in the Township. You can reach them at 906/387-2646.

Please call GAD directly at 906-387- 2646 if additional carts need to be purchased.

The Township is not responsible for lost or damaged containers due to weather conditions

Each resident is responsible for the proper care and security of the trash tipper carts. Waste placed outside the tipper carts either loose or bagged, will be left curb side and not picked up. All trash inside tipper carts MUST be bagged.

Assessor Contact Information

Cameron Fuess is our Township Assessor. You can reach him with any of your assessing questions. Phone (224)388-3003 Email:
Mailing Address: PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806-0033

Contact information for Board Members, Fire Department, Zoning and Assessing can be found:


Looking for specific information?

You can click on the Documents link on the left to download ordinances, obtain information about purchasing a cemetery plot, find an application to vote absentee for upcoming elections, obtain copies of Township Board Minutes (2014-Present), download a Zoning Compliance Application and the Zoning Ordinance and download Forms and Information (Public Summary) on the new FOIA law that went into effect July 1, 2015.

If you have any questions, please call the Township Office at (906)892-8265. Please leave a message. We do not have specific office hours.

Coming Up...
CUP Hearing - Planning Commission
May 25th, 2022

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