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Planning Commission

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The Village of Fife Lake & Fife Lake Township are inviting you to attend all Joint and Regular Planning Commission Meetings

General Topic: Fife Lake Planning Commission meetings

Agenda: See Events Posted on this page and the home page – click the Event Title for the date, time and possibly the Agenda.

If you have any questions, concerns or special needs, please contact the clerk’s office at 231-879-3963 or by fax at 213-879-3146.  You can also email the zoning administrator at or the clerk at or by mail to Fife Lake Township, P.O. Box 87, Fife Lake, MI  49633

Commission members,

  • Identify yourself when making motions.
  • All votes will be by roll call.


  • Welcome and thank you for attending this remote meeting.
  • When we get to the citizen comment portions, the Chair or facilitator will call on each public attendee to ask for your comment. Please wait to be called upon, then comment or “pass”.

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 created the 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The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006 and Public Act 012 of 2008 repealed many of the former Acts, including 168 and 184 to provide updated working documents for Michigan Townships to utilize in their Planning and Zoning processes.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 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 the township’s land use development. The Commission must hold at least one (1) public hearing before it adopts any portion of a plan. The final approval of any plan created by the Planning Commission must be presented to the Township Board for final approval.

Marcia EbyChairperson231 879-3963
Pam LawrenceVice Chairperson231 879-3963
Chrissy IngersollSecretary, At Large Member231-879-3963
Mary KellyMember/ Village Representative231 879-3963
Dawn ZimmermanMember/Township Representative231 879-3963
David McGoughMember/Village Representative231 879-3963
Brenda WyattMember/Township Representative231-879-3963

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