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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.


2020 July Board of Review Information due to COVID-19

Following Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-87

July Board of Review meeting July 21st @ 9:00 am

Location - Grass Lake Charter Township Hall 373 Lakeside Dr Grass Lake, MI 49240

Synopsis of the Order: In order to ensure all taxpayers are provided due process, this order provides that the July Board of Review is granted the same authority as the March Board of Review under MCL 211.30 (eg: valuation and classification appeals for the 2020 tax year only). In general, the July Board of Review meets to discuss appeals of qualified errors and other matters allowed under MCL 211.53b which gives the Board authority to consider prior tax years. Of note:

  • July Boards of Review are to consider the valuation and status of any property under appeal as of “tax day” which is December 1, 2019.
  • There must have been no protest or decision by the March Board of Review on the same issue.
  • Taxpayers may appear in person or may file their protest to the Board of Review by letter. Send letter protests to GLCT Assessor PO Box 216 Grass Lake MI 49240 Postmark for letter filings must be no later than July 15, 2020.
  • Michigan Department of Treasury form L-4035 (“Petition to Board of Review”) must be completed regardless if the protest is in-person or by letter. This form can be found on the township website (grasslakect.com) under Forms & Applications/Assessing Department/Board of Review Petition

It is recommended that taxpayers call the Assessing Department for instruction if they wish to appeal as there is no set number of hours the Board will be meeting; they meet only as long as it takes to discuss all matters before it.

                 Diane J. DeBoe, Assessor

Phone # (517)522-8464 ext. 128


UPDATED NOTICE

June 10, 2020

At the June 9, 2020 regular Township Board meeting held by Zoom the board has decided that all Saturday Trash Days for the 2020 year are canceled and all residents will take their trash directly to Modern Disposal. Please read the following:

All residents take their items to:

Modern Disposal

7245 S. Brooklyn Road

Napoleon, MI

Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. and Saturday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.

YOU WILL HAVE TO SCALE YOUR LOAD BOTH FULL AND 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


This meeting cannot be held at the Township office due to safety restrictions. It will be held on Zoom, contact Scott Bray at sbray@grasslakect.com to connect to this meeting.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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 July 9, 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. This is being referred to as version 7.

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 cannot be held at the Township office due to safety restrictions. It will be held on Zoom, contact Scott Bray at sbray@grasslakect.com to connect to the meeting.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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, July 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for a Preliminary Site Plan Review associated with a Special Use Permit request for a Large Solar Energy Systems. The request is by Letts Creek Solar, LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah. The project is proposed to be on N. Francisco Rd. on approximately 108 acres, parcel #000-10-25-251-001-01 that is zoned AG (Agricultural).

Written comments concerning the Preliminary Site Plan and Special Use Permit 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 application is on exhibit at the Township Office and is available to see on the Township’s web page. Grass Lake Charter Township office is open Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SLUP SPR Application FINAL v200501

Doug Lammers, Zoning Administrator

Jere Hinkle Chairman, Grass Lake Charter Township Planning Commission


Planning Commission Meeting

July 9, 2020

7:00 pm

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Approval of May 21, 2020 Meeting Minutes
  6. Public hearing Case #20-05-0008 Preliminary Site Plan and Special Use request for a Large Solar Energy System by Letts Creek Solar, LLC.
  1. Presentation of proposal
  2. Public Comment
  3. Close Public hearing
  1. Public Hearing, Case #20-02-0005 proposed Text Amendment to the Mining Ordinance, Section 14.07 HH.
  1. Presentation of Text Amendment
  2. Public Comment
  3. Close Public Hearing
  1. New Business
    1. Case #20-05-0008
    2. Case #20-02-0005
  2. Citizens Wishing to Address the Commission-non agenda items
  3. Old Business
    1.  
    2.  
  4. Township board report
  5. Proposed Business for Next Regular Meeting
  6. General Discussion
  7. Adjournment

This meeting will be held on Zoom due to safety concerns. The public can join by a request to Scott Bray sbray@grasslakect.com for the link or phone number for the meeting.

Public Notice

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 July 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The request for a variance is by Chuck and Julie Confar for the property at 171 Highland Dr. Grass Lake Mi. The request is to be able to build an accessory building closer to the front, sides and rear yard setback than is allowed. This parcel is divided by Highland Dr. The request is build an accessory building on the portion of the parcel across the street from the home. The property is zoned R-2 (Residential) and the parcel #000-15-19-130-033-01.

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

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


ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

AGENDA

July 16, 2020

Call to order

Pledge to Flag

Roll Call

Approval of agenda

Approval of minutes from June 11, 2020 meeting

Public hearing for variance request, Case #20-06-0009, Chuck and Julie Confar

  1. Applicant presents request, Mr. & Mrs. Confar’s request
  2. Public comment
  3. Close Public Hearing

New Business:

  1. Case #20-06-0009
  2.  
  3.  

Old Business:

  1.  

Public Comment

Any other business

Adjournment


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