I was offered an opportunity to use an available room in a commercial building to grow micro greens and the like, I'm wondering what zoning laws and requirements I need to be aware of and meet to do the thing? Thanks for your time, I really appreciate it, Alex Beecroft
Kent County Michigan zoning and land use regulation Posted 4 months ago
My girlfriend and i bought land with derelict trailer to tear down and homestead. Came from a few bad landlords decided to come to Harrison Michigan. Their zoning laws are not compliant with the zoning enabling act. Our neighbor seems to be in some fashion mentally ill. Our other neighbors said her daughter passed and she became nutty. Anyways the one neighbor has been raising complaints and brought zoning first (building a large shed but in size not needing a building permit.) The zoning guy gave us permit to camp and zoned our building a shed. Neighbor lady called animal control and lied but had to get our dogs licensed. Then building inspector came out once due to her complaint saying we were living in shed. We have a camper trailer. I use the building at various times day or night. Train dogs. Use it for other hobbies etc. 2nd time building inspector came we weren't home. Left a misdated tag on the ground saying no occupancy we took it to his office his office manager and him threatened to have us thrown off our property. We filed a police report and attempted to get ppo's and were denied. Then the zoning guy came unofficially and angrily 2 days after i had served papers to the other agents. He muttered something about a pre violation and 10 days later delivered a violation about a dwelling. We aren't using it as a dwelling and their ordinances are written from a zoning act long repealed. He emailed my girlfriend that they adopted the zoning enabling act but how are they complying with outdated laws? Can you offer direction to legal aid to pursue civil rights violations? They did not even follow their own policy. Its hayes township michigan.
Greetings, In brief, I’m the chair of Chikaming Township Park Board. We are an elected members of a 7 person board. We are responsible for over 400 acres of preserves, parks and 7 road-end beach access points. The board was established in 1978. We have NO full time staff, we outsource maintenance. Right now two of our board members are not putting their names on the fall ballot. It is too much work. I put in approximately 30 hours a week - insanity for $50 a month. I would like to talk to a professor who’s in parks & recreation or community stewardship to assess what we have and how best plan for the future. Should we be an advisory board or elected, what would the value be to the township if they were to hire a FT parks and rec professional. Attached is our recently completed 5 yr plan Deborah HallKayler 312-961-5551
Berrien County Michigan community planning and zoning Posted 4 months ago
Sec. 104. A replat of all or any part of a recorded subdivision plat may not be approved or recorded unless proper court action has been taken to vacate the original plat or the specific part thereof, with the following exceptions: (a) When all the owners of lots which are to be part of the replat agree in writing thereto and record the agreement with the register of deeds, and proof that notice to the abutting property owners has been given by certified mail and the governing body of the municipality in which the land included in the recorded plat is situated, has adopted a resolution or other legislative enactment vacating all areas dedicated to public use within the proposed replat. (b) Assessors plats made, approved and recorded as provided for in sections 201 to 213. (c) Urban renewal plats authorized by the governing body of a municipality, as provided in Act No. 344 of the Public Acts of 1945, as amended. Roads, streets, alleys and other public places shall be vacated in accordance with the provisions of law. History: 1967, Act 288, Eff. Jan. 1, 1968;Am. 1969, Act 308, Imd. Eff. Aug. 14, 1969. Popular name: Plat Act Popular name: Subdivision Control So my question is does a lot on the edge of the plat with unplatted land next to it have to go through the courts for replat if it is only his lots being replated to encompass the unplatted area he/she owns? The question came up as in sec 104 (a): that if notice was given and the township made a motion they could replat the plat. I told them I thought this was more for vacation of alleyways, roads, or public areas, but would look into it. I had spoken with equalization who seemed to back up that replat could only occur by going through circuit court. I also read your previous question you answered on https://ask.extension.org/questions/443606#view-response-501225 and https://ask.extension.org/questions/605860 I figured I would just ensure the exceptions meant what I thought they did. Thank you for your time and thank you for your response.
I am looking for sources of nformation about "mobility accessible" travel.
Can I as a citizen of Muskegon contest in court the replatting of lake frontage on Muskegon Lake to a local developer.?It is going to court for the judge to decide if the City can give away our Lake frontage adjacent to their property.
I want to buy some agricultural land that is against my residential land is it possible to combine the 2? The assessor told me plotted and unplotted land I would need a lawyer and would be difficult to do and cost me about 50k. Does this sound correct? Seems like a difficult process for 2 acres of land.
Monroe County Michigan Posted over 1 year ago
I am mastercitizen planner in michigan and questions have arose on if a lot split was self created and was never resolved because of passage of time can it become legal in zoning laws
Can an access easement be abandoned if it was created more than 50 years ago and never used? We found documentation of the easement created in 1944, but it has not physically been used and was not in the legal description for many, many years.
Muskegon County Michigan zoning and land use regulation Posted almost 2 years ago
We have a very good (in our opinion) Master Plan with an intense 'fact-book'. It is admittedly written in a format and with language that is not easily interpreted by the average layperson 'citizen planner' / planning commissioner. There are several amendments that are needed. As we prepare for our community outreach we are concerned that as written, the MP language is quite complicated. Is it possible to write an abbreviated Master Plan (think instruction manual for the EVERYDAY reader) that will incorporate all of our existing work. The current MP and fact book are full of very useful / technical information that we don't want to lose but our PRIMARY mission is in producing a document that will NOT sit on the self because we're afraid to use it.
Ottawa County Michigan community planning and zoning Posted over 2 years ago