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Public Notices

*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 Township Board will hold a special workshop meeting at the Township Hall on Monday, March 4 to work on the next fiscal year budget and a renewable energy survey.  The meeting is open to the public.  Click below on "SM Notice" for the full notice.

SM Notice

The Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting on March 5 to hold three public hearings.  Subjects are a new zoning ordinance section to regulate agriculture migrant housing, add a food truck ordinance, and create a new zoning moratorium on wind and solar projects.  Click on "PC Notice" below for a description of the three items in the public notice. Click on "Migrant Housing" for the proposed whole ordinance and "Food Trucks" for the entire proposed ordinance and "PC Moratorium" for the zoning moratorium in its entirety.

PC Notice

Migrant Housing

Food Trucks

Zoning Moratorium

The Township Board of Review (BOR) will be hearing appeals from residents on their assessment notices on Tuesday, March 12 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday, March 15 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Assessment notices will be mailed approximately February 19.  Click on "BOR Notice" below for the full information and the appeal process.

BOR Notice

On January 9, 2024, the Township Board adopted a resolution and ordinance to impose a moratorium regarding not issuing any permits, licenses, approvals, or the construction of commercial wind and solar energy projects from February 8 to November 28, 2024, in the Township.  The public notice is exhibit B of the resolution and ordinance.  Click below on "Wind Solar Moratorium" to read the entire document.

Wind Solar Moratorium

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.

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

Printable 2023-2024 Fiscal Year Meeting Dates


Township Board                      


2023-2024 Fiscal Year

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

August 9 Wednesday

September 12

October 10

November 14 (note corrected date) 

December 12

January 9, 2024 

February 13, 2024  

March 13, 2024 (Regular and Annual Meeting)  

Note - Board Fiscal year 2024-2025 dates will be set at the March 13 Annual Meeting


Planning Commission


2024-2025 Fiscal Year

February 6, Tues.

March 5 Tues. special meeting

March 19 Tues. special meeting

April 17 Wed. special meeting

May 8, Wed.

August 7, Wed.

October 1, Tues.

February 4, 2025 Tues.

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.  Meeting dates are on the left side of this page, scroll to the bottom of the page.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm unless posted differently.


Ionia County Road Dept information shown at the Board meeting on 2-13-24 is available for review by clicking on the "Information" tab, then the "Roads" tab.

2024 Election Info

The 2024 Presidential Primary election is February 27.  The usual absentee ballots and in-person voting at the Township Hall on election day are still in place.  Additionally, you can now vote in person 9 days early between February 17 to February 25 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Ionia Community Library Mercantile Bank Location 302 W Main St, Ionia MI 48846.  Click on "9 Day Voting" below to see the postcard with the full info on it.

9 Day Voting


The Clerk will be at the Township Hall on 2-24-24 from Noon to 4:30 pm and 2-25-24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for residents to register to vote, obtain absentee ballots, or drop off absentee ballots.

Also, see to the left under public notices the voter machine testing info.

2023 WinterTax Bills

Winter tax bills are due on February 14, 2024, without penalty. After February 15th  you pay at the Township with a penalty of 3% through the 29th.  On or after March 1 unpaid taxes are payable at the Ionia County Treasurer's Office subject to a 4% admin fee, plus 1% monthly interest.

Update on Tax Collection:  Office hours for paying your taxes in person will be added on February 14th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and on February 29 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm as correctly stated on the tax bills.   There is a drop box at the Township Hall to leave your tax payments in for your convenience.  The next Board meeting is on February 13 so tax payments can be dropped off there before and after the meeting as well.


Update on Receipt Process:  As stated on the tax bill: 

 ****Paper receipts are available BY REQUEST, Please note on tax bill.****

Write a note on the tax bill if you want a receipt mailed to you or write your email address if you want a receipt emailed to you.

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.

Sunfield AG Plastic Recycle

Gypsy Moth Info

Click on the link below for Gypsy Moth information.

Gypsy Moth Homeowner Guide

Check with your local Fire Department on  Burn Permits 

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

DNR Link

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