© 2016 Keene Township 

    Public Notices

    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




    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

    The Annual Clean-Up Day will be on April 18, 2020, from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm at the property across from the Township Hall.  More information will be forthcoming closer to the date.

    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. 


    nancy10678@yahoo.com 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:  keenetwp@gmail.com or zoningadmin@msn.com




    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 (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/