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Can a zoning administrator also hold office as a township trustee?

November 2019 | Township Law Q&A

It may be valid under current law, but for practical reasons should be carefully considered. The statute governing whether an individual can... Read More ›

Does the Township have to submit its ordinance to the Marihuana Regulatory Agency to prohibit or allow adult-use marihuana establishments?

October 2019 | Township Law Q&A

  No. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2018, provides township the ability to completely proh... Read More ›

Would improvements to a park for landscaping that exceed $15,000.00 require a licensed architect or licensed professional engineer for plan preparation and direct supervision during construction?

September 2019 | Township Law Q&A

Maybe. MCL 339.2011 governs the construction of public works and imposes the requirement for certain projects to require a licensed engineer... Read More ›

May a Township establish a set of rules for public comment?

August 2019 | Township Law Q&A

Yes. The Michigan Open Meetings Act provides in MCL 15.263(5) that a person shall be permitted to address a public body “under rules e... Read More ›

Does a Township have to contact the State after it has authorized or prohibited commercial medical marihuana facilities?

July 2019 | Township Law Q&A

Yes, if the township has authorized commercial medical marihuana facilities. Section 205 of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licens... Read More ›

If an elected official is resigning before the term has ended, is the township required to post the vacancy?

June 2019 | Township Law Q&A

No. There are no general posting requirements for vacancies created by the resignation of township elected officials under the Michigan Elec... Read More ›

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