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Public Notices

Note - Township Board meeting date changes:

November 8 is moved to the 9th

December 13 is moved to the 14th

 7:00 pm time 

Recreational Marihuana Resolution of Fees and Application Time Line

The Board adopted the resolution and application form at the October 11 meeting.  Click on "RM Resolution" below for the full wording and "RM App Form" for the full form and instructions of the application.  Scroll further down for the adopted ordinances on recreational marihuana.

RM Resolution

RM App Form

Rezoning Application to Planning Commission

The Keene Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 1 to conduct a public hearing for a rezoning application.  Click on "Rezone Notice" below for the full notice and "Rezone App" for the application.

Rezone Notice

Rezone App

Solar Moratorium

The Township Board adopted on 10-11-22 a moratorium for 6 months to not accept any commercial solar energy project applications in the Township while ordinance amendments are being worked on by the Planning Commission.  Click on "Moratorium Notice" for the full notice and "Moratorium Ordinance" for the full moratorium language ordinance.

Moratorium Notice

Moratorium Ordinance

Recreational Marihuana

The Keene Township Board adopted amendments to the Zoning Ordinance of a new section for recreational marijuana grower licenses as special land uses.  The Board also adopted an opt-in stand-alone regulatory ordinance that will be administered by the Township Board that will coordinate with the zoning amendments.  Click on " Notice Marihuana" below for the full notice and on "Zoning M Ordinance" for the actual zoning amendment ordinance. Click on "Rec M Ordinance" below to review the regulatory ordinance.

Notice Marihuana

Zoning M Ordinance

Rec M Ordinance

 News

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 Regular 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 is moved to the 9th

December 13  is moved to the 14th

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 any current applications

Announcements

New Trustee on Township Board

On 10-11-22 the Township Board appointed Brett Hulliberger to the open position of Trustee to serve the remaining term after Harvey Noon's retirement.  We welcome him to the Board and thank the many applicants that wanted to serve the Township.

Fall/Winter Township Newsletter

The new newsletter gives Township residents current info about Township news and activities.  Click on "Fall Newsletter" below to read it.

 

Fall Newsletter

The Township is looking for a new hall location

The parking situation has become a safety issue and we need a larger space for meetings.  A Committee is being formed to look for vacant land or land with a building to remodel.  If you know of any suitable  property or want to serve on the Committee, email the Township  with the subject line "Township New Location" at:  keenetwp@gmail.com

Solar Energy INFO:

 Invenergy held an open house on August 3.  They provided answers to most of the resident's questions.  Click on "Solar Info" below for information on questions and answers that were provided at this open house.  

Solar Info

The Township Board held an informational meeting on June 23 with various experts to try and answer the resident's submitted questions.  The meeting was recorded and if anyone was unable to attend, you can click on the links below to watch the presentation.  There is also a link below with answers to many of the common questions.

Part 1 Keene Township Solar Information Meeting 6/23/2022

Part 2 Keene Township Solar Information Meeting 6/23/2022

Part 3 Keene Township Solar Information Meeting 6/23/2022

Part 4 Keene Township Solar Information Meeting 6/23/2022

 

Solar Questions with Answers

 

Pending Recalls of 3 Board Members

A resident is trying to recall the Township Board.  The first recall petition did not have enough legally valid signatures.  A new recall petition will be circulated soon.  The recall is for the reason that the "Board adopted a solar ordinance" which was done in 2018 with Residents and Planning Commission support and some residential amendments were done in early 2022, both recommended by the Planning Commission after public hearings and requested by Township residents.  Read the petition wording carefully and if you have questions about what you are told verbally or the written wording, please contact a Board member or the Zoning Administrator for answers. 

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