Public Notices


The Keene Township Board adopted amendments to the Zoning Ordinance at their 3-8-22 meeting to the Solar Energy section and the Accessory Building section regarding cargo shipping containers.  Click on "Amendment Notice" below for the full notice explanation. Click on "Solar Ordinance Amends" below for the adopted amendments.  Click on "Accessory Bldg Amends" to review the cargo container adopted amendments.

*Note that the solar energy amendments are based on the previous solar energy ordinance that was adopted on 10-9-2018 because many homeowners want to put in a solar system and a more flexible process was preferred.  A couple of changes were proposed for the commercial energy section for clarification but those were not adopted and the commercial section was sent back to the Planning Commission for additional work.

Amendment Notice

Solar Ordinance Amends

Accessory Bldg Amends


Check with your local Fire Department on  Burn Permits 

Below is a link to the Michigan DNR page for burning information

DNR Link

Meeting Dates


Keene Township Hall

8505 Potters Rd, Saranac, MI 48881 


Keene Township Meeting Dates

All Meetings Start at 7:00 pm unless posted differently


Township Board                      


2022-2023 Fiscal Year

April 12

May 10

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13 

January 10, 2022  

February 14, 2022  

March 14, 2022 (Regular and Annual Meeting)  


Planning Commission


2022-2023 Fiscal Year

February 1

March 1

April 5

August 16

December 6

February 7, 2023


Zoning Board of Appeals

Meet only when an application is received


*See public notice above for current application


From the Clerk

Attention!  The absentee ballot applications that you recently received in the mail are the incorrect ones.  I have ordered the correct forms and they will be in the mail by the end of next week. (July 2).  I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and if you have any questions, please call me at 616-902-2506.  Thank you.

Tami Hardy

Keene Township Clerk

Ionia County has scheduled 2022 household hazardous waste collection and electronic item drop-off sites and dates. Click on IC Item Disposal below for all of the information and dates and times.

IC Item Disposal

Sunfield is participating in a new project to accept and to recycle agricultural plastic.  Click on the link below for all the details.

Sunfield AG Plastic Recycle

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

Click on the links below for information details:

Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization

Gypsy Moth Info

Click on the link below for Gypsy Moth information.

Gypsy Moth Homeowner Guide

Cemetery Committee

We need a new chairperson!

The Cemetery Committee was formed to update records, find burials, map the cemeteries, mark the new area of Pinckney Cemetery and put the records in electronic format.  We have done a great deal of work and have much more to do.  However, our chairperson has moved away and we need a new chairperson to lead our group.  If you have cemetery interest, please contact the Township to join us as a worker or take charge as the chairperson.  Email:  keenetwp@gmail.com or zoningadmin@msn.com