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To Our Township & Village Residents,

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19)and hdlN it is impacting our world.  For GrassLake,that means understanding how it affects our municipal staffs, our businessowners and their staff and our community at large, and then making whatever adjustments to our work and operations as deemed necessary. We have one simple objective that guides us; keeping everyone safe. This has been, and continues to be at the center of our conversations as we work through plans for this unprecedented, global threat. We are a small community and small communities bind together in times of uncertainty and crisis. If/when decisions are made that you don't understand or might not agree with, you can trust that these decisions are not being made lightly and there may be significant, personal impacts or information  that you are not aware
of going into these decisions. Again, some of these decisions are not easy to make.


May 13, 2020

At the May 12, 2020 regular Township Board meeting held by Zoom the board has decided that with the current situation the Saturday Trash Service Schedule will be suspended until further notice.

In the mean time all residents can take their items to :

Modern Disposal

7245 S. Brooklyn Road

Napoleon, MI

Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. (THIS IS THE ONLY TIME)

YOU WILL HAVE TO SCALE YOUR LOAD BOTH FULLAND EMPTY.

YOU MUST HAVE A TOWNSHIP TRANSFER STATION TICKET OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE LOAD AND EXPECTED TO PAY AT THE TIME OF DUMPING AT THE SITE.

THE TICKET MUST HAVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON IT.

YOU WILL HAVE TO UNLOAD ALL YOUR ITEMS YOURSELF.

We hope that all residents will understand, we are trying to still offer a service but also making it safe and economical at the same time.

Please call to make arrangements to get your 4 free tickets if you have not already picked them up. Should you have any other questions please phone 522-8464:

Ext. 124 Supervisor Jim Stormont – jims@grasslakect.com

Ext 134 Treasurer Tom Loveland – toml@grasslakect.com

Ext 121 Clerk Cathy Zenz – cathyz@grasslakect.com


ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY.  TO RECEIVE INFORMATION TO CONNECT, PLEASE EMAIL sbray@grasslakect.com


PUBLIC NOTICE-Notice of rescheduled public hearing - Meeting is now CANCELED due to state wide restrictions being extended

Notice is hereby given that the Grass Lake Charter Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Grass Lake Charter Township Hall, 373 Lakeside Drive, on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering a Zoning Ordinance text amendment. The text amendment will be for Chapter 14, Section 14.07 HH, Removal of Topsoil, Stone, Rock, Water, Sand, Gravel, Lime or other Soil or Mineral Resources.

Written comments concerning the text amendment may be sent to Grass Lake Charter Township Planning Commission, 373 Lakeside Drive, P.O. Box 216, Grass Lake, MI  49240, any time before the hearing. The text amendment is on exhibit at the Township Office and on the Township webpage. Grass Lake Charter Township Office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Doug Lammers, Zoning Administrator
Jere Hinkle Chairman, Grass Lake Charter Township Planning Commission


This meeting can’t be held at the township due to safety restrictions. It will be held on Zoom, contact Scott Bray at sbray@grasslakect.com to connect to the meeting.

Public Notice of rescheduled hearing for the Zoning Board of Appeals from April

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grass Lake Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Grass Lake Charter Township Hall, 373 Lakeside Drive on June 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The request for a variance is by Alfred Gignac for the property at 11513 Warrior Trail Grass Lake Mi. The request is to be able to build an accessory building closer to the front yard setback than is allowed. Because this parcel is a corner lot it is required to have a front yard setback on 2 sides. The property is zoned R-2 (Residential) and the parcel number is #000-15-04-277-001-11.

The property and request are more particularly described and on exhibit at the Grass Lake Charter Township Office.

Written comments concerning the variance may be sent to the Grass Lake Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals, 373 Lakes Dr. PO Box 216, Grass Lake, MI 49240 any time before the hearing date. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a regular meeting immediately after the public hearing.

Doug Lammers, Zoning Administrator

Chris Payne, Chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals


his meeting can’t be held at the township due to safety restrictions. It will be held on Zoom, contact Scott Bray at sbray@grasslakect.com to connect to the meeting.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Grass Lake Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on June 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall, 373 Lakeside Drive, Grass Lake, MI 49240.

At this time all interested parties will be heard on the request by Ronald and Rebecca Schmitz for a variance at 153 Highland Dr. The variance request is to Section 7.04, setbacks for R-2 (Residential). The Schmitz proposal is to enlarge the existing structure and be closer to the property boundary than is allowed by the Ordinance.

The property and request are more particularly described and on exhibit at the Township Office. Grass Lake Charter Township Office is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during which time the Zoning Ordinance/Zoning Map may be examined.

Doug Lammers, Zoning Administrator

Chris Payne, Chairperson of Zoning Board of Appeals

Grass Lake Charter Township


GRASS LAKE CHARTER TOWNSHIP, JACKSON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

REVISED POLICE POWER ORDINANCE NO. PPO-06

Municipal Ordinance Violation Bureau

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

PPO-06

Please take notice that on April 14, 2020, the Township Board of Grass Lake Charter Township adopted the Revised Police Power Ordinance No. PPO-06. An ordinance to revise current PPO-06 providing for municipal civil infractions of certain township ordinances and penalties pursuant thereto; establishing procedures relating thereto; authorization of which township officials can issue civil infraction tickets and appearance tickets; penalties; and procedures relating to such matters.

Copies of the Ordinance may be obtained from Catherine Zenz, Grass Lake Charter Township Clerk, at 373 Lakeside Drive, Grass Lake, MI 49240 and on the Township’s website: http://www.grasslakect.com

Effective Date, which is 30 days after the Township’s notice of final adoption.

Published by Order of the Township Board

Grass Lake Charter Township, Jackson County, Michigan

Catherine Zenz, Grass Lake Charter Township Clerk

PPO-06 Information


2020.02.21 Grass Lake Charter Township Zoning Ordinance Amendment (Extraction)-7

GLCT Police Power Ordinance-12 MI Construction Codes

GLCT Zoning Ordinance CHAPTER 13


 

UNAPPROVED GLCT PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES - February 20, 2020

UNAPPROVED GLCT SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES - May11, 2020

UNAPPROVED GLCT BOARD MEETING MINUTES - May 12, 2020