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Can current township employees (including township zoning administrators) serve on a planning commission for the township they work for?

May 2019

No. The Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, MCL 125.3801 et seq. allows municipalities to create planning commissions. Among other things,...

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Does federal law impact whether local government officials must coordinate with federal immigration officers concerning the immigration status of individuals?

April 2019

Given the current national debate, does federal law impact whether local government officials must coordinate with federal immigration officers concer...

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Can a county commissioner from a charter township also hold a seat on an ordinance writing committee for general law townships?

March 2019

You have asked whether a county commissioner from a charter township may also hold a seat on an ordinance writing committee for general law townships....

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Does a township have to pass a millage to help assist a county road commission?

February 2019

No. There is no statutory obligation for a township to adopt a millage to assist a county road commission in construction, maintenance, or improvement...

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The township has an individual that serves on the Planning Commission and on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Can the individual vote on both boards on the same issue?

January 2019

The Township has an individual that serves on the Planning Commission and on the Zoning Board of Appeals. When a project comes before both, can the in...

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