Community Development

Planning & Zoning

Planning and zoning provides assistance to residents and businesses throughout the Township. In addition to answering general questions, we also provide staffing assistance to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Most of the questions we receive from residents relate to property improvements. The most frequently asked questions are available on the left.

For commercial or larger residential developments, whenever possible, we like to set up a meeting with you and our staff to discuss your proposal in the conceptual stages to eliminate potential problems, minimize costs and discuss any questions you may have. If you would like to pursue this avenue, after this meeting, you will need to submit five (5) copies of your site plan for review. The completed application, site plans and review fee must be received at least three (3) weeks in advance of the Planning Commission meeting that you wish to attend. If you are requesting special use permit approval, all of the necessary material must be submitted thirty (30) days in advance. You will then be sent an agenda and a copy of our report prior to the hearing.

Take a look at our information (under development) geared toward economic development.

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