Torch Lake Twp Planning Commission Holds Public Hearing for Boat Launch

Another controversial development debate in Antrim County.

The DNR has talked about wanting to construct a boat launch on land it owns on Torch Lake in Torch Lake Township.

Right now, a zoning ordinance would allow the DNR to build the launch.

Tuesday night, the public weighed in on the proposal at the Township Planning Commission meeting.

Some neighbors and the Torch Lake Protection Alliance say they do not want the boat launch, and want to change the zoning ordinance.

“Every three or four years it would have to be dredged out and also in the times when the bottoms is exposed and mucky. That whole area would be murky as far as the water is concerned.”

No decision was made tonight.

They plan to discuss the proposal at the next Torch Lake Township Planning Commission meeting next month.