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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 Planning Commission is moving its regular meeting of December 5 to December 6 at 7:00 pm.  Click on "PC Notice" below for the full notice info.

PC Notice

The Township Board approved a resolution regarding BOR Guidelines and Asset Level Test for Poverty Exemptions for use in the December BOR meeting on 11-14-23.  Then due to a sudden law change, the resolution had to be amended and was done so on 11-28-23 by the Board.  To review the resolutions click on them below.

First Resolution

Final Amended Resolution

The Township Board of Review will meet on 12-12-23 at 1:30 pm at the Township Hall to take actions as required by law for a December BOR meeting.  No value appeals are done at this meeting.  Click below on "BOR Notice" for the full notice description.

BOR Notice

The Township Board adopted a new ordinance on 11-14-23 to allow Accessory Dwellings on parcels with a permanent dwelling as a special land use.  Click below on "ADU Notice" for the full notice description and "ADU Ordinance" to read the full ordinance language.

ADU Notice

ADU Ordinance

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on 12-11-23 at 7:00 pm to hear a variance request.  Click below on  "ZBA Notice" for the description and "ZBA Application" to review the full application package.

ZBA Notice

ZBA Application

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.


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

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)  


Planning Commission


2023-2024 Fiscal Year

January 3

February 7

March 7

April 4 is changed to April 10

August 1

Special Meeting October 24

December 5 is being moved to Dec. 6

February 6, 2024


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.

November 7 Election Info

Official Results From the Board of Canvassers Certification of the Commercial Solar Energy Amendments Referendum Vote:


No - 468

Yes - 205

Non-voters -  760

46.96% Voter Turnout

The 2018 Commercial Solar Energy Ordinance Remains As Is. 

The Protective Amendments Are Not Adopted.

2023 Early Winter Township Newsletter (January)

The newsletters give Township residents current info about Township news and activities.  Click on the "Winter 2023 Newsletter" below to review it.


Winter 2023 Newsletter

Below is the 2022 Fall Newsletter:

Fall Newsletter

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

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