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The Fife Lake Area Planning Commission is a joint planning commission between the Village of Fife Lake & Fife Lake Township.



FIFE LAKE AREA PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS

Regular Meetings of the Fife Lake Area Planning Commission are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Fife Lake Township Hall with the exception of the April 2022 meeting, which will be held on the third Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Fife Lake Area Planning Commission
2022 Regular Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – CANCELLED DUE TO ELECTION
Tuesday, December 13, 2022


 

PUBLIC NOTICE
Fife Lake Area Planning Commission

Cancellation of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Regular Meeting AND
Notice of Special Meeting Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 6:30pm

The Fife Lake Area Planning Commission has cancelled its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022 due to a conflict with the election, and has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, November 1, 2022 to address the regular business that was originally planned for the Tuesday, November 8, 2022 meeting. The meeting will be held at the Fife Lake Township Office, 134 Morgan Street, Fife Lake, MI 49633.

All Fife Lake Area Planning Commission documents including meeting agendas and meeting documents can be found at https://tinyurl.com/fifelakepc (drive.google.com/drive/folders/12B4KrfMz_EeJGOQl3bfn26FM02biQIpL?usp=sharing).

 

You may contact the Fife Lake Area Planning Commission at fifelakeplanningcommission@gmail.com or in writing at Fife Lake Township c/o Planning Commission,134 Morgan Street, PO Box 87, Fife Lake, MI 49633 or to the Village of Fife Lake c/o Planning Commission, 616 Bates, P.O. Box 298, Fife Lake MI 49633. Fife Lake Area Planning Commission meeting info and documents can be found at www.fifelaketwp.com/planning-commission.

 

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CREATE A JOINT MASTER PLAN BETWEEN FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP AND THE VILLAGE OF FIFE LAKE

In accordance with the requirements of Michigan’s P.A. 33 of 2008 and related amendments, this is to notify stakeholders and the public that the Fife Lake Area Planning Commission, a joint Planning Commission of the Village of Fife Lake and Fife Lake Township, is initiating the process of developing a joint Master Plan for the Village and Township and welcomes your participation and comment. 

The Fife Lake Area Planning Commission (FLAPC) requests input from the public and stakeholders for the Fife Lake Area Master Plan. The FLAPC will hold at least one Public Hearing on the Master Plan amendments after completing the draft Master Plan with proper public notice.

Comments will be accepted during regular FLAPC meetings, held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Fife Lake Township Office, 134 Morgan Street, Fife Lake, MI 49633. Written comments may also be submitted: by e-mail (preferred method) to fifelakeplanningcommission@gmail.coml; or in writing to Fife Lake Township attn. Planning Commission, 134 Morgan Street, PO Box 87, Fife Lake, MI 49633.

You may view the Master Plan and related documents electronically at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_bhssOPZ5hYqlSMALiai9OMFlNtbKoZr?usp=sharing. A printed copy of the Master Plan is also available at the Fife Lake Township office or can be requested using the contact information above and below.

The FLAPC intends to post the draft Master Plan online at www.fifelaketwp.com/planning-commission/ and on its Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_bhssOPZ5hYqlSMALiai9OMFlNtbKoZr?usp=sharing. The FLAPC intends to send the draft Master Plan to stakeholders via electronic mail. Any entity or member of the public wishing to request a copy of the draft Master Plan may do so using the contact information above and below. If an entity or member of the public objects to the use of electronic mail, a printed copy may be requested at the contact information above and below.

For additional information or questions, to submit written comment, or to request a printed copy of the Fife Lake Area Master Plan, please contact the Fife Lake Area Planning Commission at fifelakeplanningcommission@gmail.com or through the Village of Fife Lake or Fife Lake Township c/o Fife Lake Area Planning Commission.


FIFE LAKE AREA PLANNING COMMISSION CONTACT

If you have any questions, concerns or special needs, please contact the Fife Lake Area Planning Commission at fifelakeplanningcommission@gmail.com.

You may also contact the Fife Lake Township office by phone at 231-879-3963, by fax at 213-879-3146, or by mail at Fife Lake Township, C/O Planning Commission, P.O. Box 87, Fife Lake, MI  49633.



Please Take Notice

The Township Planning Commission is appointed by the Township Board under the authority of the Township Planning Act, Public Act 168 of 1959 MCL 125.321, et seq.

The Township Board and Village Board created the Fife Lake Area Planning Commission by resolution and under the Township Zoning Act, Public Act 184 of 1943, MCL 127.271, et seq, the Township Board passed the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Zoning Board to the Planning Commission.

The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006 and Public Act 012 of 2008 repealed many of the former Acts, including 168 and 184 to provide updated working documents for Michigan Townships to utilize in their Planning and Zoning processes.

Membership of the Planning Commission consists of seven (7) members who are qualified township or village electors. One member of the five must also be a member of the elected Township Board. The Township Supervisor appoints the membership of the Planning Commission, with approval of the Township Board. The Township Supervisor may also remove members of the Planning Commission after a hearing, with approval of the Township Board.

Generally appointment terms to the Planning Commission are for a three year period in a staggered rotation so not all member’s terms are expiring within the same year. Members may receive compensation as set by the Township Board.

Members of the Planning Commission elect among themselves a Chairperson, Vice-Chair, and Secretary. These leadership appointments are for one year term, but can be renewed at the discretion of the Planning Commission membership.

The Planning Commission has a minimum of four (4) mandatory regular meetings per fiscal year per MCL 125.325. the Chairperson may call a special meeting by making a written request to the Secretary. All meetings must comply with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act.

The basic function of the Planning Commission is to make and adopt a plan for land use development within the Village and Township. The Commission must hold at least one (1) public hearing before it adopts any portion or amendment of a plan or ordinance. The final approval of any plan or ordinance created by the Planning Commission must be presented to the Township Board and/or Village Board for final approval.

Name Position
Marcia Eby Chairperson, Village Representative
Lisa Leedy Vice Chairperson, Village Representative
Amanda Scott Secretary, Township Representative
David McGough Member, Village Representative
Shane Lewis Member, Township Representative
Dawn Zimmerman Member, Township Ex Officio Member
Tom Rookus Member, At Large Representative