MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keene Township Hall
8505 Potters Rd, Saranac, MI 48881
Keene Township Meeting Dates
All Meetings Start at 7:00 pm unless posted differently
2020-2021 Fiscal Year
January 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021 (Regular and Annual Meeting)
2020-2021 Fiscal Year
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.
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.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information
Click on the links below for information details:
2020 Road Projects
Click on the link below for a map of all the Ionia County road projects. Several are planned for Keene Township!
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.
Deputy Clerk Needed
The Township Clerk needs a Deputy Clerk to assist with Township business. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Feuerstein.
or TEXT her
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.
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.
Senior Citizen Information
Senior Guidance (https://www.seniorguidance.org/) is an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly.
For Michigan assisted living, please see: https://www.seniorguidance.org/assisted-living/michigan/