The basic function of a township planning commission is to make and adopt a plan for the township’s land use development. In addition to private land use, the planning commission considers the general location of major streets, water and sewer systems and other public utilities and structures, and rehabilitation of blighted areas, location of public buildings, and flood prevention.

The planning commission is required to review any plats or subdivisions and make a recommendation prior to township board action. It also does site plan reviews and makes decisions on applications for special use permits and planned unit developments.

The township board decides on rezoning issues and amendments to the zoning ordinances after review and recommendation of the planning commission.

For a copy of the 2005 Master Plan Update, click here.

For a copy of the 2005 Future Land Use Update, click here.

For a copy of the 2008 Laketown SubArea Plan, click here.

The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the township office. Planning Commission members are Linda Howell, Jim Lorence, Bob Slikkers, Randy Becksvoort and David Weishaar.

 

Forms and Applications

PUD (Planned Unit Development) Application

Site Plan Review Application

Special Use Permit Application

Rezoning Application

 

Meetings and Minutes

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013