Public Notices

 

NOTICE
Vergennes Township

Special Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Vergennes Township Election Commission on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:30 am at the township offices located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell 49331.

The purpose of the meeting is to appoint Precinct Inspectors and Receiving Board members for the May 7, 2019 Special Election. 

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk


VERGENNES TOWNSHIP
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Vergennes Township Board will hold a public hearing for comment on the proposed 2019/2020 budget during a regular meeting of the Board to be held March 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The Board meets at the Vergennes Township Hall located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI 49331.  

Copies of the proposed budget are available at the township offices on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Written comments will be accepted if received before 7 pm on March 18th by the Township Clerk.  They can be sent to PO Box 208, Lowell, MI  49331, or by e-mail to clerk@vergennestwp.org

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk

 


Public Notice
Vergennes Township
 2019 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
MEETING SCHEDULE

The Vergennes Township Board of Review for 2019 will be held at the
Vergennes Township Hall, 10381 Bailey Dr SE, Lowell MI 49331,
on the following dates:

Organizational Meeting: Tuesday, March 5th, 10:00am
Appeal Hearings:
Monday, March 11th, 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 13th, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Meetings are by Appointment, to schedule, contact: Township Office @ ph.  616.897.5671

The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests and to equalize the 2019 assessments
By Board Resolution, residents are able to protest by letter, provided protest letter is received prior to March 5th 2019

The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class
of real property and personal property for 2019 are as follows:

    Agricultural…………… 49.60…………… 1.0080
Commercial................. 45.55...................1.0976
Residential.................. 45.80...................1.0917
Industrial.....................  47.01...................1.0636
Personal Property....... 50.00...................1.0000

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Notice
The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings upon 3 days’ notice.
Contact: Tim Wittenbach – Township Supervisor, ph. 616.897.5617


VERGENNES TOWNSHIP
PLANNING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
SPECIAL MEETING


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing before the Vergennes Township Planning Commission will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Vergennes Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI to consider a special exception use permit as summarized below:

One Ethanol LLC has applied for a special exception use permit to construct a new building and business at 1111 O E Bieri Industrial Dr. SE, Lot 13, Lowell, MI. The business will consist of blending components into an alcohol product to formulate fuel for high performance automobiles. The Planning Commission will accept public comment and review the site plan and the application.

The Planning Commission will also review various zoning ordinance amendments that they are working on and any other business that may come before them.

The complete application 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: www.vergennestwp.org. 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: zoning@vergennestwp.org

Vergennes Township Planning Commission


NOTICE
Vergennes Township Adoption of Ordinance
 To Opt-Out, Regulate and Prohibit Marihuana Establishments and Facilities and Prescribe Penalties for Ordinance Violation
2018-07

Notice is hereby given that Vergennes Township Ordinance 2018-07 to opt-out, regulate and prohibit Recreational Marihuana Establishments and Facilities in Vergennes Township and to Prescribe Penalties for Violation of the Ordinance was adopted at a special meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on December 3, 2018 and is summarized as follows: 

Section 1 - TITLE: Known as: “Vergennes Township Marihuana Establishments and Facilities Ordinance.”

Section 2 – DEFINITIONS: IHRA means the Industrial Hemp Research Act, 2014 PA 547, MCL 286.841 et seq. Marihuana establishment means that term as defined in the MRTMA. Marihuana facility means that term as defined in the MMFLA. MMFLA means the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, 2016 PA 281, as amended. MMMA means the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, 2008 IL 1, as amended. MRTMA means the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, 2018 IL 1, as amended.
 
Section 3 - MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS AND FACILITIES PROHIBITED: Marihuana facilities are prohibited within the boundaries of the Township.
Section 4 - RIGHTS UNAFFECTED BY THIS ORDINANCE- This Ordinance shall not affect the rights of any person under Section 5 of the MRTMA, or the IHRA.
Section 5 - SEVERABILITY If any part of this Ordinance is determined to be unconstitutional or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall be severed from the remainder of the Ordinance and such determination shall not affect the remainder of the Ordinance which shall remain valid and in effect.

  1. Section 6 – PENALTIES: Violation of this Ordinance is a municipal civil infraction.  This Ordinance will be enforced and administered by the Township Zoning Administrator, the Township Building Inspector, and such other Township official or agent as the Township Board or such other Township official as may be designated from time to time by resolution by the Township Board, or the Kent County Sheriff Department. 
  2. The complete text of the Ordinance 2018-07 is on file at the township office, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell, and is available on the township website at www.vergennestwp.org. 

This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication.
Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk



Notice
Vergennes Township
Adoption of Zoning Ordinance Amendment
2018-08
Notice is hereby given that amendments to the Vergennes Township Zoning Ordinance regarding the Industrial District special exception use section 201.309 (C) (6), to add the words “blending”, “storage”, and “fuels” were adopted at a regular meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on December 17, 2018 and are shown below in italics:
Section 201.309(C) (6) is amended to read as follows:
6.   The manufacture, compounding, processing, packing, blending, storage or treatment of such products as candy, cosmetics, drugs, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, fuels, and food products, except the rendering or refining of fats and oils.

The complete text of Ordinance 2018-08 is on file at the township office, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell. Copies are available during business hours -Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 to noon.   Complete text is also available on the township website at www.vergennestwp.org. 

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

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk


NOTICE
Vergennes Township
Adoption of Ordinance Amendment
2018-06

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 www.vergennestwp.org.   

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