Public Notices

Special Meeting Notice
Vergennes Township
10381 Bailey Drive NE
Lowell, MI  49331

Please take note: There will be a Special Meeting/Workshop of the Vergennes Township Board on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 9:00 amin the Township Board Room located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell.

The purpose of the meeting is to hold a workshop and discussion on the potential new Township Hall building project and any other business that comes before the board.

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing before the Vergennes Township Planning Commission will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Vergennes Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI to consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and updating the Master Plan as summarized below:
Zoning amendments are proposed in section 201.202 Definitions to amend the definition of "Lot Area" that parcels may now include the street right of way for minimum area and size. The Master Plan is being updated with current census data, new transportation data, to address coming future uses, to add senior housing, to update trail data, to promote high speed internet and encouraging complete streets.
The complete ordinance amendment and the Master Plan draft can be reviewed at the Vergennes Township Hall, 10381 Bailey Drive, PO Box 208, Lowell, MI 49331 - Phone: (616) 897-5671 or on the website at Written and oral comments will be received from any interested party until the conclusion of the public hearing. Written comments may be addressed to the Planning Commission Chairperson or the Planning Coordinator at the Township Offices. Comments may be emailed to the Planning Commission at:
Vergennes Township Planning Commission


All meetings are held at the Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., at 7 pm.  For further information, phone 897-5671 or visit the township website at

The Vergennes Township Regular Board Meetings for 2018 are scheduled as follows:
January 15                  February 19                March 19                     April 16           
May 21                        June 18                       July16                         August 20       
September 17             October 15                  November 19              December 17

The Planning Commission Meetings for 2018 are scheduled as follows:
January 4                    April 9                          July 9                           October 1

The Annual Meeting of the Electors will be held at 6:30 pm on March 19, prior to the Regular Board Meeting.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as required or requested.

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk

Vergennes Township Adoption of Ordinance Amendment

Notice is hereby given that amendments to the Vergennes Township Zoning Ordinance regarding Landscaping and Mowing Services were adopted at a regular meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on November 20, 2017 and are summarized as follows: 

Chapter 2, Definitions: in section 201.202, a new definition of Landscaping and Mowing Services is being added.
Chapter 3, Commercial District: section 201.308 C, is amended to add this use as a special exception.
Chapter 3, Industrial District: section 201.309 B 1 v amendments are to add this use as a permitted use

  1. Violation of this Ordinance is a municipal civil infraction.  This Ordinance will be enforced and administered by the Township Zoning Administrator, or such other Township official as may be designated from time to time by resolution by the Township Board.

The complete text of Ordinance 2017-5 is on file at the township office, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell, and copies are available during regular business hours.  The offices are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.   It is available on the township website at 

This ordinance shall become effective eight (8) days after publication unless a notice of intent to file referendum is filed within such time and, if so, then this ordinance shall take effect at such time as is provided by MCLA 125.282 as amended.

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk