*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keene Township Hall
8505 Potters Rd, Saranac, MI 48881
Keene Township Regular Meeting Dates
All Meetings Start at 7:00 pm unless posted differently
2023-2024 Fiscal Year
August 9 Wednesday
November 14 (note corrected date)
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
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.
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.
Gypsy Moth Info
Click on the link below for Gypsy Moth information.
Check with your local Fire Department on Burn Permits
Below is a link to the Michigan DNR page for burning information