Crystal Lake Township, MICHIGAN
news & notices
DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER NEWSLETTER - PDF
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS, OCT. 30, @ 6:OO
Kris Steinberg, US Census Bureau, at Township Hall, 1651 Frankfort Hwy, Frankfort, MI 49635. [Download the PDF]
CRYSTAL LAKE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE ADOPTION OF ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
The TOWNSHIP BOARD, at its regularly scheduled meeting of August 13, 2019, ADOPTED REVISIONS TO ZONING ORDINANCES 3.14 AND 14.8 subject to review by the Benzie County Planning Commission or 30 days from August 13, 2019 whichever came first. Having received no comments for the Benzie County Planning Commission, THE ADOPTED REVISIONS WILL TAKE EFFECT ON OCTOBER 11, 2019, barring receipt of any notice to file a protest petition. THESE REVISIONS EFFECT ALL ZONING DISTRICT IN THE TOWNSHIP. The REVISIONS ARE SUMMARIZED as follows: REVISE SECTION 3.14, TEMPORARY BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND USES (view full text in this PDF), to clarify the use of RECREATIONAL UNITS/Vehicles as temporary seasonal dwellings in the Township's various zoning districts. REVISE ARTICLE 14.8, TEMPORARY ZONING PERMITS (view full text in this PDF), to be consistent with Section 3.14 revisions and to clarify the requirements to obtain a temporary permit for use of a Recreational Unit/Vehicle as a temporary seasonal dwelling and permits for auctions, garage sales and the like. For further information you may contact Tom Kucera, Zoning Administrator at 231‐352‐9791 or during office hours on Wednesdays from 9 AM to 12 NN.
VOTING RESULTS: UPDATE: There is continuing uncertainty as to whether the vote taken on August 6 was a legal ballot. At this time, authorities are still struggling to instruct us. We will keep you abreast of the developments as they happen.
In the meanwhile, at the September CLT meeting with a 3-2 vote, the board decided not to pass a resolution to prohibit marijuana establishments within the township, and not to ask the petitioners to rescind their petition that motivated the August 6 election in the first place. The clerk is looking into whether the question can reappear on the March Michigan primary ballot.
Another Township Issue up for a Vote November 5, 2019. CLT's constituency will be asked whether they wish to renew the current township millage. Click Here for exact wording of the resolution.
Roads and More! Comment today on MDOT long-range plan:
The Michigan Department of Transportation is now taking public comment on its long-range transportation plan, known as Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM 2045), to establish a vision and priorities for Michigan transportation for 25 years. After gathering feedback, MDOT will share a final draft of the plan and extend invitations for more targeted public engagement activities in May. Anyone may view and provide comments on MM 2045 online - www.michiganmobility.org.
Comments may also be sent to MDOT...
firstname.lastname@example.org or shared with MDOT's social media sites at www.facebook.com/michigandot or www.twitter.com/michigandot. Mailed comments may be sent to Anita Richardson, Michigan Mobility 2045, Michigan Department of Transportation, Van Wagoner Transportation Building, 425 W. Ottawa St., P.O. Box 30050, Lansing, MI 48909.
MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE CHANGES FIREWORKS LAW
Since 2013, Michiganders have endured commercial-grade fireworks blasting in their neighborhoods for 30 days each year. Pet owners and parents complained that the noise scared their dogs and woke their sleeping children. Now, a package of bills passed by the Legislature will provide relief. House Bills 5939 and 5941, sponsored by Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.), and HB 5940, sponsored by Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville), are now Public Acts 633, 634 and 635 of 2018. Here are some of the highlights as they might pertain to Crystal Lake Township: READ THE NEW MICHIGAN FIREWORKS LAW - PDF
Meetings & Events
All meetings at the CLT Township Hall at 7 P.M.,
unless otherwise noted.
Township Regular Mtg. - 2nd Tues. of each month
Planning Comm. Mtg. - 4th Wed. of each month