Welcome To Grass Lake Charter Township!

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Grass Lake Charter Township

Grass Lake is Jackson county's fastest growing community. Located between the cities of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan, it is strategically placed with easy access to the Detroit area businesses and Metropolitan airport, the University of Michigan, Michigan State university, Spring Arbor University and several other colleges and community colleges. Nearby are numerous golf courses, Michigan International Speedway and hospitals and health care centers. Grass Lake is home of the Michigan Center for the Photographic Arts and is designated as a "Cool City Neighborhood." Township residents live amidst farmlands, woodlands and lakes, thus making it a desirable community to raise a family or enjoy life in a rural setting.  Recently, the township has experienced a rapid growth of residential developments.  It recently completed the building of a new high school facility with state of the art classrooms and technology, along with an entire new athletic complex to support the influx of new families.

Buildings

   
Township Hall

The township hall houses all department staff, except for the fire department. It is located at 373 Lakeside Drive, a street running along the south end of the lake. 
 
Township Fire Station

The fire station is centrally located within the township. It is  a state of the art facility for providing excellent fire/rescue services for township residents and businesses. The department has a well trained staff of paid on-call firefighters. The fire department is headed by Fire Chief, Greg Jones
 
Grass Lake Community Sports & Trails Park

The Community Sports & Trails Park located on Willis Rd is home to the American Youth Soccer Organization and the Grass Lake Summer Youth League baseball. The park contains numerous soccer fields, baseball and softball fields as well as walking trails. 

 


Grass Lake Charter Township

373 Lakeside Dr.    P.O. BOX 216

Grass Lake, MI 49240

517.522.8464 - phone   517.522.4955 - fax

Hours: Monday ~ Thursday 8:00am ~ 4:30pm

TOWNSHIP OFFICE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Grass Lake Charter Township is open to the public and resumed regular business hours.  In keeping with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order, and for the safety of our staff and residents, please follow all safety and social distancing guidelines that have been put in place while doing business at the Township Office.  

As always a drop box is available if you need to drop off:

a payment for a sewer bill,

an application for building permit,

an absent voter application or ballot,

any papers for the assessor

Any questions please contact:

John Lesinski – johnl@grasslakect.com, 517-522-8464 x 124

Tom Loveland – toml@grasslakect.com, 517-522-8464 x 134

Cathy Zenz – cathyz@grasslakect.com, 517-522-8464 x 121

Diane DeBoe – ddeboe@grasslakect.com, 517-522-8464 x 128

 

All public Township meetings (Township Board, Planning Commission, ZBA) will continue to be held as Zoom meetings.

 

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                                                  OPEN POSITION FOR ASSESSOR - MCAO certification required

 

Grass Lake Charter Township is seeking a qualified Assessor (MCAO) to oversee the operations and

procedures of the Assessing Department.   The Assessor is responsible to plan and direct the Township’s

real and personal property appraisal system within BS&A to satisfy the requirements of the State of Michigan

and Township Ordinances.  This position requires at a minimum, current State of Michigan MCAO certification,

3 to 5 years of municipal property appraisal experience, and proficiency with Excel.  In addition, a current,

valid Michigan driver’s license is required. More information including a full job description can be found by

clicking on this link: Assessor Job Description

 

 

Mail or email cover letter and resume to:  John Lesinski, Supervisor Grass Lake Charter Township

PO Box 216, Grass Lake, MI  49240; 517-522-8464 ext. 124 johnl@grasslakect.com

                            

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Notice of Intent to Prepare a Master Plan

 

                   The Grass Lake Charter Township Planning Commission is announcing the beginning of updating the Master Plan, June 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

 

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ORDINANCE REGULATING MEDICAL MARIHUANA, RECREATIONAL

MARIHUANA, AND PRIMARY CAREGIVERS

 

NOTICE OF FINAL ADOPTION

 

GRASS LAKE CHARTER TOWNSHIP, JACKSON COUNTY

 

The Grass Lake Charter Township Board adopted a police power ordinance titled "Grass Lake Charter Township Ordinance Regulating Medical Marihuana, Recreational Marihuana, and Primary Caregivers" (PPO-13) at a meeting held on June 8, 2021. This ordinance, among other things, regulates marihuana activities in the Township consistent with state law and requires those who operate Primary Caregiver Operations to obtain a permit.


The ordinance contains the following sections and catch-lines: (1) Section1: Title: (2) Section 2: Definitions; (3) Prohibition of Unlawful Marihuana Activities; (4) Section 4: Primary Caregiver Assisting Others Qualifying Patients; Permit Required; Exception; (5) Section 5: Primary Caregiver Operations Regulations; (6) Section 6: Generally Applicable Marihuana Regulations; (7) Section 7: Violations and Penalties; (8) Section 8: Severability; (9) Section 9: Repeal; (10) Section 10: Effective Date, which is 30 days from a publication of a final notice of adoption; and (11) Section 11: Saving Clause. A copy of the ordinance may be obtained or inspected at the Township hall located at

373 Lakeside Drive, Grass Lake, MI 49240 or by clicking on the link below.
Click here for the 2nd Reading & Adoption - Marihuana Ordinance


Published by Order of the Township Board

Grass Lake Charter Township, Jackson County

Catherine Zenz, Township Clerk (517) 522-8464


Publication Date June 15, 2021

  

 

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MEETING  NOTICES


 

Planning Commission Meeting

 

June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

will be held on zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/95279774805

or Dial in: (646) 558 8656     Meeting ID: 952 7977 4805 Passcode: 401752

 

 

Work Session Meeting

June 22, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

will be held on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/5702792831

or Dial in: (646) 558-8656     Meeting ID: 570 279 2831  Passcode: 010729

 

 

Regular Monthly Meeting

July 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

will be held on zoom: http://bit.ly/3qcdol6  

or Dial in: (646) 558 8656     Meeting ID: 914 4872 6712     Passcode 010728

 

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

June 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

will be held on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/5702792831  

or Dial in: (646) 558 8656     Meeting ID: 570 279 2831 Passcode: 010729

 


 




                                                                                    Grass Lake Seniors

 

                                                            Join by Zoom https://zoom.us/j/95488332837

 

                                                              Meeting ID: 954 8833 2837    Passcode: 677506

 

                                                                                 Dial: (646) 558 8656

Officials

 Supervisor John Lesinski
Clerk Cathy Zenz Treasurer Tom Loveland
Trustees: Scott Bray, Tom Brennan,  Barry Butterfield  & Tina Bednarski-Lynch