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Boards and Commissions

The Planning Division ensures that the long-range land use planning for the Township follows the defined goals of the community through review of all development activity.  It provides professional administrative staff to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Design Review Board. Administrative duties include preparation of agendas, coordination of reviews and public notification, site development inspection, review of construction permits for zoning ordinance compliance, site plan review, design and sign review and processing of all rezoning and lot split requests.
 

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission serves as a recommending board. Upon their review of varied submittals, ie: commercial site plans, zoning ordinance amendments and residential developments, recommendations are forwarded to the Township Board of Trustees for final approval or denial.

Please contact Planning staff at 248-433-7795 to set up a meeting prior to filing a Site Plan, Rezoning or Lot Split application.

Meeting Schedule

Minutes and agendas are posted on Minutes on Demand which can be accessed from the Public Meetings page.

Meetings begin at 7:00 PM on the first and third Monday of each month, except when the Monday is a holiday and, then the meetings are usually held the next Wednesday. Meetings are held at the Township Hall, 4200 Telegraph Road.

In the event a meeting date needs to be changed or is cancelled, the Commission members will be notified along with applicants and a notice will be posted at Township Hall.

Design Review Board

The Design Review Board reviews all exterior changes for commercial properties and new residential developments, prior to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals as necessary.

Meeting Schedule

Minutes and agendas are posted on Minutes on Demand which can be accessed from the Public Meetings page.

Meetings begin at 2:00 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Township Hall, 4200 Telegraph Rd.

In the event a meeting date needs to be changed or is cancelled, the Board members will be notified along with applicants and a notice will be posted at Township Hall.

Zoning Board of Appeals

 Zoning Board of Appeals Application

In accordance with the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 42, appeals from the strict applications of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance may be made to the Zoning Board of Appeals upon finding the standards of practical difficulty or hardship have been met. Please review the Ordinance before submitting this application to assure compliance with the various provisions.

Please review the submission requirements, complete the application form, and submit all required information to the Planning Department for the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the second Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise scheduled) at 7:00 PM held at the Township Hall.

Meeting Schedule

Minutes and agendas are posted on Minutes on Demand which can be accessed from the Public Meetings page.

Meetings begin at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month, at the Township Hall, 4200 Telegraph Road. In the event of a holiday or Election Day, the Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of the month.

In the event a meeting date needs to be changed, the Board members will be notified and a notice will be posted at Township Hall.

All Planning Commission, Design Review Board and Zoning Board of Appeals meeting dates can be found here.