Public Notices

 

VERGENNES TOWNSHIP
PLANNING COMMISSION
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
OCTOBER 7, 2019

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Vergennes Township Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm, at the Vergennes Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI to review a preliminary draft PUD application.  At 7:00 pm they will host a joint Planning Commission meeting with Lowell City and Lowell Charter Township to discuss projects and issues of the joint community’s interest.  They may consider any other business that may come before them.

Any documents can be inspected at the Vergennes Township Hall, 10381 Bailey Drive, PO Box 208, Lowell, MI 49331 - Phone: (616) 897-5671.  The office hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Thursdays.  The meeting is open to the public.


NOTICE
Vergennes Township
Seeking Bids
2019-20 Snowplow Service
&
2020 Season- Township Hall and Township Cemetery Lawn Care Service

Vergennes Township is currently taking bids for snowplowing services for the 2019-20 winter season for the Township Hall locations as follows:
Also,
Vergennes Township is currently taking bids for the 2020 lawn care season for the following Township Hall locations and four township cemeteries as follows:
Township Hall locations:

  • 10381 Bailey Dr. -Township Hall location
  • 69 Lincoln Lake -future Township Hall location- (very limited need)

Township Cemetery locations:

  • Bailey – corner of Bailey Dr. and Parnell Ave.
  • Krum Blanding- on south side of Vergennes St., between Cumberland Ave. and Parnell Ave.
  • Foxes Corner- On east side of Lincoln Lake Rd, south of Vergennes Rd.
  • Fallas- Covered Bridge at McPherson

Submission Deadlines:

  • All snowplow bids should be received by 3 pm on October 21, 2019 to be considered at the regular board meeting.
  • All Township Hall lawn care and cemetery lawn care bids should be received by 3 pm on November 18, 2019 to be considered at the regular board meeting.

For Request for Proposal information, please visit the front page of the Vergennes Township website at www.vergenenstwp.org, call 616-897-5671, or stop by the township offices.
Office address: 10381 Bailey Drive, PO Box 208, Lowell, Michigan 49331.
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm, Thursday 9 am – 12 pm. 

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk

 


VERGENNES TOWNSHIP
PLANNING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing before the Vergennes Township Planning Commission will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Vergennes Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI to consider an amendment to an existing special exception use permit as summarized below:

Enwork (Annecy Group) has applied for a special exception use permit amendment to construct an addition onto their existing building and business at 12900 Christopher Dr, west off Lincoln Lake Ave, Lowell.   The property is in the Industrial Zoning District.  The Planning Commission will accept public comment and review the site plan and the application.

The Planning Commission will also review 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 at the Township Offices.  Comments may be emailed to the Planning Commission at: zoning@vergennestwp.org

Click on “Planning and Zoning” then under “Planning” click on “Pending Applications” to view the plans.

Vergennes Township Planning Commission


VERGENNES TOWNSHIP
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing before the Vergennes Township Board will be held at a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, September 16, 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 follows:

Gardner Klaasen has submitted an application under section 201.415 “B” to live in an RV during final planning and construction of a permanent home to be built at 10569 Foreman St SE, Lowell.  The property is the second parcel east of Parnell on the north side of Foreman St.

The complete application can be reviewed at the Vergennes Township Hall, 10381 Bailey Drive, PO Box 208, Lowell, MI 49331 - Phone: (616) 897-5671.  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 Township Clerk at the Township Offices.  Comments may be emailed to:  clerk@vergennestwp.org

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk


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