“Watersmeet Township is governed by the United States Constitution, and the Constitution of the Sovereign State of Michigan, and further does not recognize any foreign initiative such as United Nations Agenda 21 as it pertains to private property rights. “

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION

  • Formulate and adopt a Master Plan for the Township’s land use development and preservation.
  • Maintain and update the Watersmeet Township Zoning Ordinance.
  • Review site plans for all major developments in the township and make recommendations.
  • Review all zoning change requests and special use requests.

PLANNING COMMISSION SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Regular meetings are usually held on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Watersmeet Township School library.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS

Jeff Zelinski – Chairperson
David Sherrill – Vice-Chair
Giiwegiizhigookway Martin – Secretary
Larry Potter
Rich Henriksen
Jeff Wasson
John Cestkowski
Pete Peterson
Roy D’ Antonio

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

  • Receive applications for land use permits and issue or deny the same.
  • Inspect buildings or structures to determine compliance with the land use permits issued.
  • Enforce the Watersmeet Township Zoning Ordinance.

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

David Neumann
906-358-4501 Ext 12
P.O. Box 306
Watersmeet, MI 4996

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

The Zoning Board of Appeals conducts hearings for property owners or prospective buyers requesting a variance or deviation from the Watersmeet Township Zoning Ordinance or an interpretation of the ordinance language. An application and supporting documentation must be submitted. The ZBA will only grant variances in the rarest situations as the zoning regulations are intended to protect the general health, safety, and welfare of the township.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEMBERS

Ed Casey – Chairperson
Pete Peterson
Fred Duerkop
Joe Lomastro
Bill Neumann
Cheryl Pytlarz – Alternate

LEGAL BASIS FOR TOWNSHIP PLANNING AND ZONING

Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006