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.


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


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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April 14, 2021 

Grass Lake Charter Township has an open seat for Trustee on the Township Board.

The position needs to be filled by May 28, 2021.


The applicant must be a qualified elector of the Township and registered to vote. To be a qualified elector

a person must be 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and have lived in the Township at least 30 days.


Any and all interested person(s) should submit a letter of interest and a resume by April 30, 2021 addressed

to the Grass Lake Charter Township Board, PO Box 216, Grass Lake, MI  49240.  


Interviews will take place the week of May 10, 2021 and an appointment will be made on

May 25, 2021 at a Special Meeting of the Township Board.

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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



Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

Public Meeting Notice

Case #21-04-0004 Brunett

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

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

Work Session Meeting

May 25, 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

June 8, 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

                                                                                    Grass Lake Seniors


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


                                                                          Meeting ID: 954 8833 2837    Passcode: 677506


                                                                                                     Dial: (646) 558 8656


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