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Planning Commission

Upcoming Meetings

No upcoming meetings are currently scheduled.

Select any year to view meetings from that year:

Date Time Meeting Agenda Packet Minutes Map
March 9, 2020 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet Minutes
February 10, 2020 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet Minutes
January 13, 2020 6:30pm Canceled

Planning Commission Information

APRIL 13, 2020 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING POSTPONED - Consistent with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21 Genoa Charter Township is suspending activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life which includes the postponement of the April 13th Planning Commission meeting.

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.

Planning Commission

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
  • Jill Rickard
  • Marianne McCreary,  Zoning Board of Appeals liaison
  • Jim Mortensen, Board of Trustees liaison
  • Jeff Dhaenens
  • Eric Rauch
  • Glynis McBain


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