Public Notices

 

VERGENNES TOWNSHIP
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing before the Vergennes Township Board will be held at a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM, at the Vergennes Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI to consider an amendment to an existing special exception use permit as follows:

Red Barn Market has applied for an amendment to their special exception use permit, which is regulated in section 201.304 (C) (14) of the R-A District, Neighborhood Local Business, and sections 201.439, 201.440 of the General and Special Regulations Chapter 4.  They are planning to add a hard cider production equipment unit with a tasting room and selling the hard cider to customers at the Market building at 3550 Alden Nash NE, Lowell.

The complete application can be reviewed at the Vergennes Township Hall, 10381 Bailey Drive, PO Box 208, Lowell, MI 49331 - Phone: (616) 897-5671 [fax 897-5674].  Written and oral comments will be received from any interested party until the conclusion of the public hearing.  Written comments may be addressed to the Township Clerk at the Township Offices.  Comments may be emailed to:  clerk@vergennestwp.org.

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk


VERGENNES TOWNSHIP
PLANNING COMMISSION
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Vergennes Township Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm, at the Vergennes Township Hall, located at 10381 Bailey Drive, Lowell, MI to review a rezone application and to review drafts of zoning ordinance amendments.  They may consider any other business that may come before them.

Any documents can be inspected at the Vergennes Township Hall, 10381 Bailey Drive, PO Box 208, Lowell, MI 49331 - Phone: (616) 897-5671.  The office hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Thursdays.  The meeting is open to the public.


Notice
Vergennes Township Electors
May 7, 2019 Election

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NOTICE
Vergennes Township Adoption of Ordinance
 To Opt-Out, Regulate and Prohibit Marihuana Establishments and Facilities and Prescribe Penalties for Ordinance Violation
2018-07

Notice is hereby given that Vergennes Township Ordinance 2018-07 to opt-out, regulate and prohibit Recreational Marihuana Establishments and Facilities in Vergennes Township and to Prescribe Penalties for Violation of the Ordinance was adopted at a special meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on December 3, 2018 and is summarized as follows: 

Section 1 - TITLE: Known as: “Vergennes Township Marihuana Establishments and Facilities Ordinance.”

Section 2 – DEFINITIONS: IHRA means the Industrial Hemp Research Act, 2014 PA 547, MCL 286.841 et seq. Marihuana establishment means that term as defined in the MRTMA. Marihuana facility means that term as defined in the MMFLA. MMFLA means the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, 2016 PA 281, as amended. MMMA means the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, 2008 IL 1, as amended. MRTMA means the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, 2018 IL 1, as amended.
 
Section 3 - MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS AND FACILITIES PROHIBITED: Marihuana facilities are prohibited within the boundaries of the Township.
Section 4 - RIGHTS UNAFFECTED BY THIS ORDINANCE- This Ordinance shall not affect the rights of any person under Section 5 of the MRTMA, or the IHRA.
Section 5 - SEVERABILITY If any part of this Ordinance is determined to be unconstitutional or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall be severed from the remainder of the Ordinance and such determination shall not affect the remainder of the Ordinance which shall remain valid and in effect.

  1. Section 6 – PENALTIES: Violation of this Ordinance is a municipal civil infraction.  This Ordinance will be enforced and administered by the Township Zoning Administrator, the Township Building Inspector, and such other Township official or agent as the Township Board or such other Township official as may be designated from time to time by resolution by the Township Board, or the Kent County Sheriff Department. 
  2. The complete text of the Ordinance 2018-07 is on file at the township office, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell, and is available on the township website at www.vergennestwp.org. 

This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication.
Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk



Notice
Vergennes Township
Adoption of Zoning Ordinance Amendment
2018-08
Notice is hereby given that amendments to the Vergennes Township Zoning Ordinance regarding the Industrial District special exception use section 201.309 (C) (6), to add the words “blending”, “storage”, and “fuels” were adopted at a regular meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on December 17, 2018 and are shown below in italics:
Section 201.309(C) (6) is amended to read as follows:
6.   The manufacture, compounding, processing, packing, blending, storage or treatment of such products as candy, cosmetics, drugs, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, fuels, and food products, except the rendering or refining of fats and oils.

The complete text of Ordinance 2018-08 is on file at the township office, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell. Copies are available during business hours -Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 to noon.   Complete text is also available on the township website at www.vergennestwp.org. 

This ordinance shall become effective seven (7) days after publication.

Heather Hoffman
Vergennes Township Clerk


NOTICE
Vergennes Township
Adoption of Ordinance Amendment
2018-06

Notice is hereby given that amendments to the Vergennes Township Zoning Ordinance regarding the Zoning Ordinance Map were adopted at a regular meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on November 19, 2018 and are summarized as follows: 

The Vergennes Township Board approved to rezone the property owned by Kent County Road Commission known and addressed as 1000 Cumberland Ave from R-1 to R-A to permit the location of the Kent County Dispatch Authority’s new 300’ telecommunications tower for the purpose of improving public safety communications between 1st responders in all areas of the County. There will be 12 towers/antennas placed throughout Kent County to update the county’s public safety 911 dispatch system that the voters approved in 2016.

The complete text of Ordinance 2018-06 is on file at the township office, located at 10381 Bailey Dr., Lowell, and on the township website at www.vergennestwp.org.   

This ordinance shall become effective seven (7) days after publication.