Public Notices



Vergennes Township
Adoption of Ordinance Amendment

Notice is hereby given that amendments to the Vergennes Township Zoning Ordinance regarding the Zoning Ordinance Map were adopted at a regular meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on November 19, 2018 and are summarized as follows: 

The Vergennes Township Board approved to rezone the property owned by Kent County Road Commission known and addressed as 1000 Cumberland Ave from R-1 to R-A to permit the location of the Kent County Dispatch Authority’s new 300’ telecommunications tower for the purpose of improving public safety communications between 1st responders in all areas of the County. There will be 12 towers/antennas placed throughout Kent County to update the county’s public safety 911 dispatch system that the voters approved in 2016.

The complete text of Ordinance 2018-06 is on file at the township office, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell, and on the township website at   

This ordinance shall become effective seven (7) days after publication.


Seeking Applications for Board and Commission Appointments

Vergennes Township is seeking applications for the following:

Board of Review –term ending 01/2021
Planning Commission- term ending 12/2021
Zoning Board of Appeals- term ending 12/2021
Construction Board of Appeals- term ending 12/2021

Application forms and a summary of job descriptions may be obtained on the township website listed below, or at the township offices located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell, MI  49331.   The office is open Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm, and Thursday from 9 to noon.  

Deadline for application submission is Thursday, December 13 @ 12 p.m.  Applicants will be considered at the December 17, 2018 meeting of the Vergennes Township Board. 

More information is posted on the township website at 

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk


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

The Vergennes Township Regular Board Meetings for 2019 are scheduled as follows:

January 21                  February 18                March 18                     April 15           
May 20                        June 17                       July 15                         August 19       
September 16             October 21                  November 18              December 16

The Planning Commission Meetings for 2019 are scheduled as follows:

March 4                       June 3                         September 9                           December 2

The Annual Meeting of the Electors will be held at 6:30 pm on March 18, prior to the Regular Board Meeting.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as required or requested.

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk

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, December 3, 2018 at 9 a.m., in the Vergennes Township Board Room located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the passage of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act and to decide if The Township is going to allow or prohibit state-licensed recreational marihuana establishments within its borders and any other business that comes before the board.

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk


There will be a meeting of the Vergennes Township Zoning Board of Appeals on December 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vergennes Township Hall located at 10381 Bailey Dr. at the corner of Parnell (Lowell) to hear the following business:
A variance application has been received from Hanson Homes, Inc. (agent) for owner Kristy Rempalski for a side setback variance to construct a detached garage to be located at 2375 Biggs Ave NE, Lowell. The variance is from the R-A district, section 201.304 F.
The complete variance application can be reviewed at the Vergennes Township Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays or on the website at Public comment will be heard at the meeting for the variance request. Written comments received by mail, email, in person or in the drop box on the side of the driveway parking area will also be considered if received at the Township office prior to 6:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Comments may be emailed to:
To view the application on the website, click on "Planning and Zoning", then "Zoning Board of Appeals", then "Pending Applications".


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing before the Vergennes Township Planning Commission will be held on Monday, December 3, 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 as summarized below:
Zoning amendments are proposed to the Industrial District special exception use section 201.309 (C) (6) to add the words "blending" and "fuels" a shown below in italics:
Section 201.309(C) (6) is amended to read as follows:
6.The manufacture, compounding, processing, packing, blending, or treatment of suchproducts as candy, cosmetics, drugs, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, fuels,and food products, except the rendering or refining of fats and oils.
The Planning Commission will also review other zoning ordinance amendment drafts that they have been working on. They may attend to any other business that may come before them.
The complete ordinance amendment 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

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