*Note: Due to the Shoppers Guide no longer providing their paper to the general Keene Township residents, the Township will be placing legal notices in the Ionia County Sentinel Standard which will be in the Legal section. We will also be publishing these same notices occasionally, additionally by putting them in the Shoppers Guide, Lowell Ledger, or Lowell Buyers Guide as needed depending on the application location and topic. Only residents in the 48881 zip code will get the Shoppers Guide by mail. Others will have to pick up the Guide at their Saranac office or some Belding stores/gas stations or Lowell Buyers Guide office. All legal notices will also, as usual, be on the Township Website and posted at the Township Hall.
The Planning Commission is moving its regular meeting of December 5 to December 6 at 7:00 pm. Click on "PC Notice" below for the full notice info.
The Township Board approved a resolution regarding BOR Guidelines and Asset Level Test for Poverty Exemptions for use in the December BOR meeting on 11-14-23. Then due to a sudden law change, the resolution had to be amended and was done so on 11-28-23 by the Board. To review the resolutions click on them below.
The Township Board of Review will meet on 12-12-23 at 1:30 pm at the Township Hall to take actions as required by law for a December BOR meeting. No value appeals are done at this meeting. Click below on "BOR Notice" for the full notice description.
The Township Board adopted a new ordinance on 11-14-23 to allow Accessory Dwellings on parcels with a permanent dwelling as a special land use. Click below on "ADU Notice" for the full notice description and "ADU Ordinance" to read the full ordinance language.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on 12-11-23 at 7:00 pm to hear a variance request. Click below on "ZBA Notice" for the description and "ZBA Application" to review the full application package.
Note - for the older resolutions on the solar moratoriums and related go to the Information Tab and then the Resolutions Tab to read them all.
Check with your local Fire Department on Burn Permits
Below is a link to the Michigan DNR page for burning information
Keene Township Hall
8505 Potters Rd, Saranac, MI 48881
Keene Township Regular Meeting Dates
All Meetings Start at 7:00 pm unless posted differently
2023-2024 Fiscal Year
August 9 Wednesday
November 14 (note corrected date)
January 9, 2024
February 13, 2024
March 13, 2024 (Regular and Annual Meeting)
2023-2024 Fiscal Year
April 4 is changed to April 10
Special Meeting October 24
December 5 is being moved to Dec. 6
February 6, 2024
Zoning Board of Appeals
Meet only when an application is received
*See public notice above for any current applications
Note: Meeting minutes are under the Information tab, then the Minutes tab to view them.
November 7 Election Info
Official Results From the Board of Canvassers Certification of the Commercial Solar Energy Amendments Referendum Vote:
No - 468
Yes - 205
Non-voters - 760
46.96% Voter Turnout
The 2018 Commercial Solar Energy Ordinance Remains As Is.
The Protective Amendments Are Not Adopted.
2023 Early Winter Township Newsletter (January)
The newsletters give Township residents current info about Township news and activities. Click on the "Winter 2023 Newsletter" below to review it.
Below is the 2022 Fall Newsletter:
See Assessor's page for the revised Guide to Small Business Taxpayer Personal Property Tax Exemption
Sunfield is participating in a new project to accept and to recycle agricultural plastic. Click on the link below for all the details.
Gypsy Moth Info
Click on the link below for Gypsy Moth information.