A portal for MSUE 'Citizen Planners' and 'Master Citizen Planners' to ask questions related to policy, community planning, zoning and other land use/development related topics. This group does not field questions related to gardening, geology, horticulture.
Does the same “Open meetings law” apply to Boards of County Commissioners as it does City Councils? What are the conditions that a “Closed Meeting” can be called?
The city informed us all ordinance requirements are online at the city website. Section 12 talks about lot coverage and zones. However, nowhere in the ordinance does it state 25% lot coverage. We assumed a ince it was not written, it would be up to the home owner or at least 30%. We submitted our plans to the city and they were denied. Our addition would cause the lot coverage to be 26.5%. Building Director said it was 25%. Again I asked where this was written Nd he said it was online. They have now confirmed that it is not online and it was a mistake on their part for not including it. What are your suggestions. We have a meeting with the ZBA in 3 weeks.
In a Michigan municipality, does a city planning department exercise authority on the planning commission or does the planning commission have oversight on the planning staff?
During a property tax board of review, can the assessor directly address and communicate with the person appealing their property designation? Does the assessor sit with the board after to make decisions about changes? Is the assessor required to contact the person appealing within a certain period of time with actual reasons for not changing a designation? Is the assessor allowed to tell the board of review that a change in designation "will only save him a couple hundred bucks?"
was wondering if there was anyway to help my mother out Patricia Lucas on her property taxes. She is in behind on it and needs help veriy much.
I'm with the Sherwood Township on their Planning Commission. We're trying to FIND our Master Plan.....and it is my understanding that the MP has to be updated every five years........I'm sure we are lacking. What information can you provide to HELP us?
Can you please tell me if the alternates to a board sit and listen to the discussions and deliberations, or can they participate? I know they cannot vote, but we need to know if they actually contribute to all board discussions, including site plans, variance requests, etc.
Is a Planning Commission member/realtor in a small township (~900 residents), conflicted by the prospect of increased listings from the approval of a large multi-unit development?
Can a municipality seize property through eminent domain if it is not in their Master Plan or other planning document?