Planning and zoning services are facilitated by Edmund Lockhart, Zoning Administrator/Assistant Planner, and the township contracts with planning consultant, Paul Le Blanc.  

The pZE department has multiple functions:
  • Oversee  long range planning for the township
  • Review of all development proposals submitted to the Planning Commission
  • Review of all  variance, text interpretations and other appeals submitted to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Administration  and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and General Ordinance 
  • Facilitation of the Private Road application and review process
  • Residential zoning compliance for building permit applications
  • Storm water permitting process
  • Assist residents with questions about their property

The Planning and Zoning Department also provides professional and administrative staff to both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. This includes the preparation of agendas, coordination of reviews with other departments and public hearing notice requirements. 

Contact the zoning Administrator

Edmund lockhart 
(616) 884-2206  

office hours:
monday - friday

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Ordinances and Applications11 documents

  • Zoning Ordinance
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  • Land Divisions
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  • Boat Launching and Docking
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  • Sign Permits
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  • Dimensional Variance Application
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