Public Notice: Zoning Ordinance 6.02A Modification

NOTICE

During its Regular Meeting on December 20, 2023, the Watersmeet Township Board of Trustees finalized and approved language modifying the Watersmeet Township Zoning Ordinance. Specifically, Section 6.02A has been modified to read as follows:

6.02A Primary uses (Without Special Approval)
11. A Seasonal Trailer Coach may be on the property year-round provided that the trailer coach maintains
current registration and license plates and provided the trailer coach remains road worthy.

The entire ordinance can be viewed at the Watersmeet Township office, N4689 1st Street, Watersmeet, Michigan on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm. The modifications to Section 6.02A will become effective 30 days from the date of this posting (3/21/24).

Questions or comments may be forwarded to Julie Mathiesen, Watersmeet Township Clerk, P.O. Box 306, Watersmeet, MI 49969.

Notice of Public Hearing: Watersmeet Township Master Plan

PLANNING COMMISSION
Public Hearing

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 5:00PM
Location: Watersmeet Community Center

Purpose of Hearing:
5PM Public Hearing: The purpose of the hearing is to allow public review and comment on a revised Watersmeet Township Master Plan. Watersmeet township is providing this notice of public hearing in accordance with the MICHIGAN PLANNING ENABLING ACT Act 33 of 2008, Section 125.3843.

Both the Planning Commission and Township Board have approved a proposed final draft of the revised Master Plan.  We encourage attendees to read this ahead of time and be prepared with written comments.

Public Hearing Agenda:
a.  Call to Order and Roll Call
b.  Summarize Purpose of Meeting
c.  Enter Public Hearing
d.  Public Comment – 3 minutes each. State name and address for the record.
e.  Exit Hearing
f.  Planning Commission Deliberation.
g.  Adjournment

 

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Draft Master Plan

Planning Commission to Hold Town Hall Meeting – Zoning for Marijuana Retail Sales

The Watersmeet Planning Commission will be holding a Town Hall Meeting to receive input from Watersmeet residents and property owners on a proposed zoning change.  The proposed zoning change involves allowing for retail marijuana sales within the township.  A proposed zoning change has NOT yet been drafted or submitted to the Town Board.  Retail marijuana sales can be a controversial issue and could have substantial effects on the township. We are inviting the public to give direct input on this subject before the Planning Commission votes on a recommendation for a zoning change.  The meeting will be hosted at the Watersmeet Township Community Center on December 6th at 5:30 p.m. and will also be available online for those individuals who have subscribed to Watersmeet News on the township website:  www.watersmeet.us.

Before the start of the public comment portion of the meeting, the Planning Commission will provide a brief history of the township discussions involving this issue and a summary of research into the topic.  Residents and property owners will then be allowed to ask questions and offer their preference of being in favor of or against this proposal.  Attendees will be allowed to speak and ask questions in turn and will have a 3-minute time limit.  While non-residents and non-property owners are welcome to attend the meeting, we ask that they not speak as this is a Watersmeet Township issue.

If you intend to speak or ask questions, we request that your comments be kept brief and to the point.  The audience could potentially be large and we would like to give speaking opportunities to as many people as possible.  This meeting will be conducted in a courteous and respectful manner.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, written comments will also be accepted by mailing them to:  Watersmeet Township Planning Commission, PO Box 306, Watersmeet, MI 49969, by Wednesday, November 29, 2023.