Public Notices


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing before the Vergennes Township Planning Commission will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Vergennes Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI to consider amendments to the Zoning Ordinance as summarized below:
Chapter 2, Definitions: in section 201.202, new definitions of river related terms are being added.
Chapter 3, Zoning Districts: it is proposed to amend the Flat River District section 201.307 to describe the district boundaries, clarifying the dock, stairs and boardwalk sections, further describing activity permitted in the natural vegetation strip, adding a land alterations section and matching language with the State Natural Rivers ordinance. In section 201.3075 Lake Residential District, is new language to allow one small storage building with setbacks on a lake front lot without a dwelling.
Chapter 4, Accessory Buildings: section 201.402 is adding a reference to section 201.3075 (B) (8) for accessory buildings on Murray Lake lots. Also in section 201.422 Swimming Pools, language is amended to describe the new State Building Code changes allowing special non-fall through covers on in-ground pools as an alternative to fencing.
Input and comments: The Planning Commission is inviting any concerned people to give input regarding the target shooting section of the adopted Noise Ordinance. They are studying this section for further clarification of the language.
The complete ordinance amendments 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 Chairman or the Planning Coordinator at the Township Offices. Comments may be emailed to the Planning Commission at:
Vergennes Township Planning Commission


There will be a meeting of the Vergennes Township Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday May 25, 2017 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:
The following variance application was postponed from the April 26 meeting. Applicant Richard Perry is applying for a side yard setback variance (section 201.304 F 2) for a metal carport accessory building at his property located at 11901 Alden Pines.
The Board will review and finalize the written decision language from the Township Attorney on the appeal decision from the April 26 meeting regarding the Township Boards approval of the Verizon tower proposed for 13645 Beckwith Dr. There will be no public hearing held on this as that was taken at the previous meeting.
The members may review any other business that may come before them as permitted by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and Vergennes Township Zoning Ordinance.
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 mail slot located at the office entrance 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:

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