Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Supervisor Joe O'Sullivan at 906-852-3415.

  • Board of Review
  • Cemetery Committee
  • Election Inspectors
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

Some positions can be held by non-residents.  See job descriptions listed below.

Board of Review

The Board of Review  Per State of Michigan statute, The Board of Review examines and reviews the assessment roll for the current year as prepared by the assessor.  Board also adds property omitted from the assessment roll, corrects errors in names, descriptions of property, and the assessment and valuation of property.  Members do also hear taxpayer appeals and endorses the completed assessment roll.


Members must be electors (residents of Interior Township who are eligible voters) and ⅔ of the members shall be property taxpayers of the township. Board is made up of three, six or nine members appointed by the township board for three year terms.

Cemetery Committee

The Cemetery Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the Trout Creek Cemetery and the Agate Cemetery. The cemetery committee shall consist of three members and are appointed to a three year term.

Eligibility: Residents and non-residents

Election Inspector

An Election Inspector duites can include issuing ballots to registered voters, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, explaining how to mark the ballot or use the voting equipment or counting votes.

Eligibility: Must be a permanent resident of the township, eligible to vote. Inspectors are required to attend a County sponsored training (1-2 hour workshop).

Volunteer Fire Department

The Trout Creek Volunteer Fire Department  needs volunteers to assist behind the scene as well as certified firefighters or volunteers willing to seek certification.  Please contact Paul Besonen at 906.852.3400.

Eligibility: Firefighters must be certified.

Planning Commission

As a member of the Planning Commission, you would be responsible for the township master plan, zoning ordinance, infrastructure, land division, subdivision reviews and capital improvement planning.  Recent accomplishments of the Planning Commission include an DNR approved Recreation Plan as well as an updated Marijuana Ordinance.  

Eligibility:  To serve on the Planning Commission, you must be a qualified elector of the township (One member may be an individual who is not a qualified elector.  Planning Commission members are appointed by the township board for three year terms.  Members shall be representative of population distribution and of the various interests present in the township.

Zoning Board of Appeals



Board of Trustees


Joe O’Sullivan
9497 Calderwood Rd.
Trout Creek, MI 49967


L. Melanie Pelkola
6564 Five Mile Road
Trout Creek, MI 49967


Wade Boan
P.O. Box 8
Trout Creek, MI 49967



Paul Besonen
Freddie Johnson

Meeting Calendar

10 06:00 pm Jun 06:00 pm

8 06:00 pm Jul 06:00 pm

12 06:00 pm Aug 06:00 pm

9 06:00 pm Sep 06:00 pm

14 06:00 pm Oct 06:00 pm


LuAnn Hayrynen
4710 Kemppa Road
Toivola, MI 49965

Notes & Reminders...

Are you a 100% disabled or 100% unemployable veteran or unrewarded surviving spouse? File your 5107 form with the Assessor for a property tax exemption.

Building Permits are required for structures larger than 200 square feet. Permit forms are located in the Twp Hall Lobby. 906-852-3415

Permits required for any earth disturbance within 500' of any body of water. Mike Kocher, Ontonagon County Emergency Manager for more info.  emontonagon@jamadots.com.

Planning Commission

Duane Bullock, Chair
Mary Koch
Melanie Pelkola, Board Representative

Board of Review

Tom Bruno, Chair
PJ Fish
LuAnn Hayrynen, Assessor
Joe O'Sullivan

Cemetery Board

Interior Township Volunteer Fire Department

Have you ever thought of stepping up and volunteering to serve your community?  Our department needs you.

Contact Paul Besonen if interested


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