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Planning Commission Duties

The Duties of the Planning Commission Include:

  • Educate the public about local planning issues, the master plan, and land use regulations;
  • Cooperate and coordinate with other units of government on planning matters;
  • Prepare, adopt, and maintain a master plan;
  • Review other community’s draft master plans when submitted for that purpose, and provide coordination of planning and zoning in other units of government;
  • Draft and present to the Township Board a zoning ordinance and amendments and advise on various zoning actions;
  • Review and comment on proposed public works;
  • Prepare and annually adopt a capital improvement program;
  • Prepare subdivision regulations and advise on proposed plats.
  • Review zoning amendment applications and make findings and recommendations to the Township Board;
  • Review and act on special land use permit applications;
  • Review and act on site plan applications;
  • Make other recommendations and/or take other actions as specified in the    Dexter Township Zoning Ordinance.

The Operational Responsibilities of the Planning Commission Include:

  • Meet at least four (4) times a year and keep good records of each meeting;
  • Conduct public hearings on the master plan, zoning, and subdivision regulations;
  • Adopt bylaws;
  • Prepare a budget and submit to the Township Board;
  • Prepare an annual report and submit to the Township Board