Watersmeet Township is governed by the United States Constitution, and the Constitution of the Sovereign State of Michigan, and further does not recognize any foreign initiative such as United Nations Agenda 21 as it pertains to private property rights. "


PLANNING COMMISSION
MEMBERS
Roy D’ Antonio - Chairperson
David Sherrill - Vice-Chair
John Neumann - Secretary
Larry Potter
Rich Henriksen
Jeff Wasson
John Cestkowski
Pete Peterson
Jeff Zelinski
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION
  • Formulate and adopt a Master Plan for the Township’s land use development and preservation.
  • Maintain and update the Watersmeet Township Zoning Ordinance.
  • Review site plans for all major developments in the township and make recommendations.
  • Review all zoning change requests and special use requests.
PLANNING COMMISSION SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Regular meetings are usually held on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Watersmeet Township School library.

ZONING 
ADMINISTRATOR
David Neumann
906-358-4501 Ext 12
P.O. Box 306
Watersmeet, MI 49969
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
MEMBERS
Ed Casey - Chairperson
Pete Peterson
Fred Duerkop
Joe Lomastro
Bill Neumann
Cheryl Pitlarz - Alternate
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals conducts hearings for property owners or prospective buyers requesting a variance or deviation from the Watersmeet Township Zoning Ordinance or an interpretation of the ordinance language. An application and supporting documentation must be submitted. The ZBA will only grant variances in the rarest situations as the zoning regulations are intended to protect the general health, safety, and welfare of the township.

LEGAL BASIS FOR TOWNSHIP PLANNING AND ZONING
Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006