Planning Comm./ ZBA

The City's Planning Commission is responsible for the planning functions of the City, as covered in the relevant sections of the State of Michigan's Planning Enabling Act and Zoning Enabling Act, as well as the City's Ordinances.
Commissioners use the City's Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan to assist them with their duties. Currently, the Planning Commission is working on updating their old Master Plan from 1990.
Anyone who would like to request site plan approval, special use approval, subdivision approval, rezoning a property, zoning ordinance amendment, etc. – as specified in the City's Ordinances – should contact Zoning Administrator Tommy Simpson to get the appropriate paper work around for the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission holds regular meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at City Hall.  It is important to check the City calendar to confirm meeting dates, times, and details.
All meetings are open to the public and are accessible.  Persons requiring auxiliary aides and services or other accommodations should contact the City Clerk's office.
The Planning Commission has nine members; their names with term ending dates are to the right.


Richard Watkins
Chair/ Member
Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Barbara Johnson
Vice Chair/ Member
Term: 7/1/16-6/30/2019

Yvonne Beasely
Member/ ZBA Liaison
Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Julie France
Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2018

Kevin Gruetzmacher
Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2018

Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2020

Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2020

Harold Bator
Member/ Council Rep.
Elected Term: 5/2017

Nick Householder
Ex Officio Member/ Mayor
Elected Term: 5/2016-5/2019
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