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Planning Division


The Planning Division ensures that the long-range land use planning for the Township follows the defined goals of the community through review of all development activity. It provides professional administrative staff to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Design Review Board. Administrative duties include preparation of agendas, coordination of reviews and public notification. Additional staff duties are site development inspection, review of construction permits for zoning ordinance compliance, site plan review, design and sign review and processing of all rezoning and lot split requests.

Zoning Board of Appeals, Site Plan Review and Design Review Board applications are all filed with the Planning Division. Applications for Lot Splits and Rezoning Requests are also submitted initially to the Planning Division.

The Planning Division is located with the Planning, Building & Ordinance Department in the lower level of the Township Hall.

Please be aware of changes to Planning Division Operations due to COVID-19: Applications to the Design Review Board, Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals may be submitted via mail with a check or by email with online credit card payment. Follow the instructions on the Planning Forms page. The regular scheduled meetings of the Design Review Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals will be reinstated by electronic remote access in June. Instructions will be posted accordingly for each public meeting.


Deputy Director
Planning, Building and Ordinance

Andrea Bibby

  • Central Michigan University – Bachelor of Science
  • Eastern Michigan University – Masters of Urban and Regional Planning

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Michigan Association of Planning

The Deputy Director manages the processing of appeals to the ZBA, site plan and design reviews to the Design Review Board and Planning Commission, applications to the Wetlands Board; meets with property owners, developers and architects to review zoning, land use and development proposals in compliance with Township’s ordinances and policies; and reviews construction documents for compliance with Township Board approvals for permit issuance.


Assistant Planner

Jennifer MacDonald

  • Michigan State University – Bachelor of Science

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Michigan Association of Planning

The Assistant Planner provides information and assistance to the public on planning-related matters regarding zoning, land use, and current projects; and assists the Planning, Building & Ordinance Director in accepting and processing applications to the Design Review Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.