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

 Supervisor John Lesinski
Clerk Cathy Zenz Treasurer Tom Loveland
Trustees: Scott Bray,  Tom Brennan,  Barry Butterfield,  Tina Bednarski-Lynch
Covid-19 Statement



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 –, 517-522-8464 x 124

Tom Loveland –, 517-522-8464 x 134

Cathy Zenz –, 517-522-8464 x 121

Diane DeBoe –, 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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This meeting cannot be held at the Township office due to safety restrictions.



      Notice is hereby given that the Grass Lake Charter Township Board will hold a Public Hearing on the tentative proposed Township budget for the 2021 fiscal year on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Township Hall, 373 Lakeside Drive.  The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be subject of this hearing.  Any or all interested persons or their duly appointed representatives will be heard.

      A copy of the budget will be available at the Township Office, 373 Lakeside Drive starting Wednesday, December 2. Call or email above numbers with any questions.

 Final Copy Budget Report 2021


The Township Board will hold the Regular Scheduled December Board Meeting immediately following the Public Hearing. 

            Join Zoom Meeting


     Meeting ID: 914 4872 6712      Passcode: 010728

     Dial by your location: (646) 558 8656 US (Detroit)


      John Lesinski, Supervisor

     Catherine Zenz, Township Clerk                                                                                      Dated:  November 25, 2020

Grass Lake Photos
Public Service Announcement

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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.

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 newly constructed 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 volunteer firefighters. The fire department team 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 miles of walking trails.