Public Notices


All 2021 Keene Township March Board of Review meetings will be held via Zoom due to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services mandate which does not allow any in-person meetings through March 29, 2021.

Keene Township March Board of Review (MBOR) will meet for the purpose of hearing and considering valuation appeals through the Zoom virtual platform (via computer or phone).  All details of how to access the meetings and various forms are detailed below.

Organization Meeting (no appeal hearings): Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 10:00 pm


Assessment Appeal Meetings:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Appeals to the Board of Review are by phone or virtual appointment or signed letter appeal. A signed petition (form L-4035) must be completed prior to appealing to the MBOR. Please contact the Township Assessor at 616-987-0067 to ask any valuation questions, or to schedule an appointment with the MBOR. A copy of the L-4035 form is available below, or in paper form at the township hall.

The L-4035 Petition form must be filled out completely and provided to the Board of Review PRIOR to your appeal appointment.  This can be delivered to the Township offices or sent to the assessor at or mailed to arrive before March 5, 2021, to:

Keene Board of Review, c/o Heather Hoffman, PO BOX 175, Lowell, MI 49331.

Click on the links below for various forms or information:







Time: Mar 9, 2021, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 7145 2285
Passcode: 852306


Time: Mar 11, 2021, 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 850 2030 9398
Passcode: 017218

Board of Review meetings are open to the public in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Notice: The Township will provide necessary and reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings -contact Supervisor, Robert Simpson for more information.



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 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 will be moved to December 15 

January 12, 2021  

February 9, 2021  

March 9, 2021 (Regular and Annual Meeting)  


Planning Commission


2021-2022 Fiscal Year

February 2

May 4

September 7

December 7

February 1, 2022


Zoning Board of Appeals

Meet only when an application is received




The Township Board is moving the March 9, 2021 meeting to Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 7:00 pm.  Watch here for meeting details.


Our Assessor Dave Klein has retired.  The Township's new Assessor is Heather Hoffman

Contact info is below


PO Box 175

Lowell MI 49331


Cleanup Day Alternative

Due to the Annual Cleanup Day being canceled, the Township has reached an agreement with Pitsch Sanitary Landfill for a voucher system to be able to take one load of scrap to the landfill.  The Treasurer will sign and number the voucher and you can take your load to Pitsch.  Click on "voucher" below to see the form and contact Treasurer Kara Albert at 616-642-6885 to get it signed.



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

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: 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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