Public Notices




Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Planning Commission has canceled the above meeting due to the Coronavirus "stay at home" mandate.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be September 1, 2020.  All meetings are open to the public.

Effective Immediately ALL Burn Permits Across Michigan Have Been Suspended Due to COVID-19  

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

DNR Link



On 12-18-19 the Township Board adopted an ordinance amendment to add coordinating language to the Zoning Ordinance for coordination with the previously adopted Medical Marijuana Ordinance to allow 2 grower licenses of medical marijuana in the Township AG and AR Districts. Click on "ZOMM Notice" below to view the public notice.  Click on the link below the notice to view the adopted ordinance amendment language.

ZOMM Notice

Adopted Ordinance Amendment 



Click on "ZOWind Notice" below to view the adoption notice for the wind energy ordinance.  Click below that for the adopted wind energy ordinance document.

ZOWind Notice

Adopted Wind Energy Ordinance

Click on "RM Notice" below to view the notice of the adoption of a recreational marihuana ordinance prohibiting those establishments in the Township.  The ordinance is available to read under Announcements on the right side of the page or in the Ordinances tab.

RM Notice


Click on "MM Notice" below to view the notice of the adoption of a medical marihuana ordinance to allow up to 2 growers in the Township.  You can review the actual ordinance to the right under Announcements or in the Ordinances tab.

MM Notice



A zoning ordinance amendment to add and regulate solar energy systems was adopted by the Township Board on October 9, 2018. 

Click on "Notice" below to review the adoption notice


Click on the link below to view the adopted solar energy ordinance amendments.

Solar Energy Systems Ordinance



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                      


2020-2021 Fiscal Year

April 14

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 8  

January 12, 2021  

February 9, 2021  

March 9, 2021 (Regular and Annual Meeting)  


Planning Commission


2020-2021 Fiscal Year

February 4

May 5

September 1

December 1

February 2, 2021


Zoning Board of Appeals

Meet only when an application is received




The Township Board will meet tonight May 12 at 7:00 pm at the Hall but it will be a brief meeting with social distancing and if you attend please wear a mask.

The Annual Clean-Up Day planned for April 18, 2020, HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CONRONAVIRUS.  A new date has not been chosen yet.  Watch here for details.


August Election

The Township Board is up for election every 4 years on the Presidential election time.  If you want to run for any of the Keene Township officer positions, click on the link below for information.  The petition forms are due by April 21.


run for office info


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

2020 Road Projects

Click on the link below for a map of all the Ionia County road projects.  Several are planned for Keene Township!

Road Project Map


August 4 is the primary election

Polls are open 7:00 am until 8:00 pm

Vote at the Township Hall

8505 Potters Rd, Saranac

Gypsy Moth Info

Click on the link below for Gypsy Moth information.

Gypsy Moth Homeowner Guide


Deputy Clerk Needed

The Township Clerk needs a Deputy Clerk to assist with Township business.  If you are interested, please contact Nancy Feuerstein. 

Email: or TEXT her

at 616-813-4993

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 is moving 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: or




At the Board Meeting on May 14, 2019, an ordinance to allow 2 growers of medical marihuana was approved.  Click on "MM Ordinance" below to view the entire ordinance.

MM Ordinance


Medical Marihuana Grower Application

See Public Notices on the opposite side for the adopted 

Zoning Ordinance coordination language.

At the Board Meeting on April 9, 2019, an ordinance to prohibit recreational marihuana establishments was adopted.  Click on "RM Ordinance" below to view the entire ordinance.

RM Ordinance

Senior Citizen Information

Senior Guidance ( is an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly.

For Michigan assisted living, please see:

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