Located adjacent to New Baltimore, Ira also borders three other townships: Casco, Cottrellville and Clay. Population 6,200 +. Many restaurants and bars are on the waterfront portion of the township. Anchor Bay Chateau accounts for a large share of the population.
This area shares two school districts: Anchor Bay and Algonac.
Officials: Supervisor John Jones, Clerk Crystal Sovey, Treasurer Peter Vernier, trustees James Endres Jr. and Tom Jeannette.
Township Offices: 7085 Meldrum Road. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. 725- 0263.
Business: The township has a small industrial base with a few factories, the largest being ISI Manufacturing, a robotics company, and PTM Corporation. Ira is also developing an industrial district.
Shopping: Small grocery stores dot the main township roads, along with a party store, drug store and auto parts store.
Library: Located at Meldrum and Shortcut roads. Librarian Gary Kupper. 725-9081.
A park behind the township hall is under construction, with monkey bars and plans to have a play area and trail.
Children can use the playground equipment on the school grounds of Fair Haven elementary.
A state public access site is located along M-29.