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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 | Township Law Q&A

No. The Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, MCL 125.3801 et seq. allows municipalities to create planning commissions. Among oth... Read More ›

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

April 2019 | Township Law Q&A

Given the current national debate, does federal law impact whether local government officials must coordinate with federal immigration offic... Read More ›

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

March 2019 | Township Law Q&A

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

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

February 2019 | Township Law Q&A

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

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 | Township Law Q&A

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

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