Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm
(meetings may occasionally be canceled due to a lack of business)
William Jacobs- Chairman
Danny Taylor – Vice Chair
Kristine Crammond- Recording Secretary
Mike Demski – Building/Zoning Official
Meetings as needed
Mike Demski – Building/Zoning Official
Notice is hereby given that a comprehensive review has been completed and an updated and revised zoning ordinance text regulating the development and use of land has been adopted by the Erie Township Board, for Erie Township, Monroe County, Michigan at a regular meeting held on May 8, 2018 and became Effective: May 24, 2018
The Erie Township Zoning Ordinance No. 117 was adopted July 12, 2016 and became effective August 5, 2016 and the Zoning Map was adopted May 13, 2014 and became effective June 1, 2014. Amendments were made as follows: Ordinance 117-A, effective 2-1-18 -Map Amendment; Ordinance 117-B, effective 5-24-18; Ordinance 117-C, effective 10-31-18; Ordinance 117-D, effective 12-27-18 -Map Amendment; Ordinance 117-E, effective 6-1-19.
ORDINANCE AND MAP
Erie Township Zoning Ordinance – Map Amendment – Ordinance 117-A, effective 2-1-2018
Erie Township Zoning Ordinance – Text Amendments – Ordinance 117-B, effective 5-24-2018
Erie Township Zoning Ordinance – Text Amendments – Ordinance 117-C, effective 10-31-18
Erie Township Zoning Ordinance – Map Amendment – Ordinance 117-D, effective 12-27-18
Erie Township Zoning Ordinance – Text Amendment – Ordinance 117-E. effective 6-1-19
Erie Township Zoning Ordinance – Text Amendment – Ordinance 117-F, effective 12-28-2019
A new Master Plan was adopted by the Erie Township Board on 11-13-18
The Erie Township Board, on 12-11-2018 adopted Ordinance 122 to prohibit marihuana establishments within its boundaries, pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act.
The Board also referred the issue of any possible future permitted use, for marihuana establishments or facilities, to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission will be investigating this issue in the coming months.
Click the following link to review the ordinance: Erie Township Ordinance 122
House Bill 4209 has been signed by the Governor and enacts the “Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act” to do the following (in-part):
Before House Bill 4209 was enacted it was basically illegal to operate a Marihuana Business in Michigan. With this new law there will be a number of potential issues that may need to be addressed, including if or where Marihuana operations of facilities would be located in Erie Township. This issue and a draft Moratorium were discussed by the Planning Commission at the meeting on September 20, 2016. The Planning Commission formed a committee to review the law and recommended that the Erie Township Board adopt the Medical Marihuana Business Moratorium Ordinance to provide time for the Commission to review the new law and to make recommendations on how or if provisions need to be addressed for the Township.
On December 12, 2017 the Erie Township Board followed the recommendations of the Erie Township Planning Commission to NOT adopted provisions to permit Medical Marihuana Businesses in Erie Township. This decision was made after several meetings, a township survey and a Public Hearing was held to get community input.
Growing of Marihuana (Marijuana) at a home location in accordance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: PA 2008, Initiated Law 1, MCL 333.26421 et seq., as amended is a Home Occupation and requires a Special Use approval process with a hearing and a permit. The following information is the regulation and requirements of Zoning Ordinance number 117, as amended, Section 11.22 (C) Home Occupation, Class 2:
(C) Caregivers provided for in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act are considered to be Class 2 Home Occupations and shall comply with the following additional special performance standards.
Caregiver: A person who is at least 21 years old who possesses marihuana plants and assists with a patient’s medical use of marihuana in accordance with all associated Michigan laws and regulations. A Caregiver possesses a Registry Identification Card issued by the State of Michigan and may assist not more than 5 qualifying patients with their medical use of marihuana.
Michigan Medical Marihuana Act: PA 2008, Initiated Law 1, MCL 333.26421 et seq., as amended.
Registry Identification Card: A card issued by the State of Michigan pursuant to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, that allows the medical use of marihuana by a visiting qualifying patient, or to allow a person to assist with a visiting qualifying patient’s medical use of marihuana.