Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals
Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals complete tasks for effective Township Planning.
So, what are these organizations?
NOTE: The Planning Commission is working to update the Zoning Ordinance. Please obtain more information here: https://www.columbiatwp.com/documents/draft-zoning-ordinance-for-december-hearing.
The Columbia Township Planning Commission consists of five members who serve 3-year terms. The Township Board appoints the commissioners. The commissioners meet at least monthly to develop and maintain the Township’s master plan, develop and maintain zoning ordinances, and vote on issues related to the development of the Township. Their goal in all this is to protect the personality and vitality of the community.
The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
If you have written communication for the Planning Commission, please email the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 323, Grand Junction, MI 49056. Ensure you indicate the information is for the Planning Commission.
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
The Columbia Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) handles the appeal of administrative decisions made by other bodies or officials of the township, construes and interprets the zoning ordinance language, and provides for variances. This board consists of three seated members and two alternates serving 3-year terms. The board meets once a month as needed.
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. as needed.
Contact the Supervisor, Ken Speicher, to express interest in serving on the Commission or ZBA.