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Planning Commission

Upcoming Meetings

  • August 9, 2021 at 6:30pm

Select any year to view meetings from that year:

Date Time Meeting Agenda Packet Minutes Map
August 9, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing
July 12, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet Minutes
June 14, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet Minutes
June 2, 2021 7:00pm Public Hearing - Special Meeting Agenda Packet Minutes
May 10, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing - Electronic Agenda Packet Minutes
April 12, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing - Cancelled Packet
March 8, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet Minutes
February 8, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet Minutes
January 11, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing - Cancelled Agenda

Planning Commission Information


The meeting of the Planning Commission scheduled for June 14, 2021, at 6:30 pm meeting will be held in-person at the Genoa Township Hall located at 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton, MI 48843.  

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing and approving development plans for compliance with Township ordinances, or in some instances, making recommendations to the Township Board. The planning consultant, Township engineer, and fire department provide technical staff reviews to the planning commission to assist in their decision-making process. The approval process ensures all projects meet local and state regulations, and our community receives the best looking and functioning project possible.

The Planning Commission is also responsible for approval and amendment of the Township's Master Plan and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees for zoning ordinance amendments.

The Planning Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees. One of the commissioners serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and another to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms. The current members of the Commission are:

  • Chris Grajek, Chairperson
  • Jill Rickard
  • Marianne McCreary,  Secretary, Zoning Board of Appeals liaison
  • Jim Mortensen, Board of Trustees liaison
  • Jeff Dhaenens
  • Eric Rauch, Vice-Chairperson
  • Glynis McBain


  • Kelly VanMarter, AICP - Assistant Township Manager/Community Development Director - email