Welcome To Grass Lake Charter Township!

Public Service Announcement

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
March 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

ZBA buffer notice case #20-02-001 Montambeau

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2021 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
MEETING SCHEDULE

 

The March 2021 Board of Review will be held by electronic remote access (Zoom) in accordance with current Michigan guidelines as established in response to COVID-19.



      ***** UPDATE *****        MDHHS GUIDELINES AS OF 3/5/21 ALLOW FOR IN-PERSON MEETINGS UP TO 25 PEOPLE THROUGH 4/19/21.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH THE BOARD OF REVIEW IN PERSON, THIS OPTION, ALONG WITH ZOOM IS NOW AVAILABLE. 

IN-PERSON MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE - 373 LAKESIDE DR, GRASS LAKE MI



 

The public may participate in the meeting through electronic remote access (Zoom) by computer, tablet, smart phone or other device using the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/5702792831

Meeting ID: 988 0707 7968          Pass Code 344514 

The public may also participate by landline phone or cell phone by calling into this toll-free number:
(646) 558-8656 US

 

The March Board of Review will meet on the following dates:

                                                                         Tuesday, March 2nd                                  Organizational Meeting                                     Beginning at 9:00 am

                                                                         Monday, March 8th                                   Appeal Hearing                                                   9:00 am until 3:00 pm

                                                                         Wednesday, March 10th                           Appeal Hearing                                                   3:00 pm until 9:00 pm

                                                                         Tuesday, March 16th                                 Final Equalization & Signatures                        Beginning at 9:00 am

 

The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2021 assessments. Appointments are strongly recommended in an effort to facilitate the virtual meeting aspect.  By Township Board resolution, taxpayers are also able to protest by letter sent to Grass Lake Charter Township Attn:  Board of Review PO Box 216 Grass Lake MI  49240 provided protest is received by March 10, 2021. 

Protest by email (received by 3:00 pm March 10th) is also permissible.  Email to:  jlesinski@grasslakect.com

All petitions must include documentation to support the appealed contention as well as a completed copy of the

L-4035 Petition Form.  This form can be found at: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf or by contacting the Assessing Department at 517-522-8464 ext 128

 

The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2021 are as follows:

                                                                            *Agricultural                               50%                            1.0000

                                                                            *Commercial                              50%                            1.0000

                                                                            *Residential                                50%                            1.0000

                                                                            *Developmental                        50%                            1.0000

                                                                            *Timber Cutover                        50%                            1.0000

                                                                            *Industrial                                   50%                            1.0000

                                                                            *Personal Property                    50%                            1.0000

                                                                Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Notice

 

        The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities or assistance for virtual access at the Board of Review meetings upon five (5) days prior notice.

For disability services or virtual assistance contact:  Diane DeBoe  PO Box 216  Grass Lake  MI  49240

517-522-8464 ext 128 or email ddeboe@grasslakect.com

 

The Township will post any updates related to these meetings on the township website at least 18 hours in advance.                     Township Website:       www.grasslakect.com

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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MEETING  NOTICES

Board of Review Meeting

                                                                                               March 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.

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

                                                                 or Dial in: (646) 558 – 8656     Meeting ID: 988 0707 7968     Passcode: 344514

                                                                           

Regular Monthly Meeting

March 9, 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


Board of Review Meeting

                                                                                               March 10, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.

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

                                                                 or Dial in: (646) 558 – 8656     Meeting ID: 988 0707 7968     Passcode: 344514



Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

March 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

ZBA buffer notice case #20-02-001 Montambeau

                                                         will be held on zoom:  https://zoom.u/j/98807077968

 

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

 

Planning Commission Meeting

                                                                                                        March 18, 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

March 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. will be held on zoom: http://bit.ly/3qcdol6

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


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Officials

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