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South Branch Township
5245 N M-18
PO Box 606
Roscommon, MI 48653
989-275-8232 Phone
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South Branch Township 

Zoning Board of Appeals

Notice of Public Hearing
Au Sable River Variance Application
Applicant Name:  Streit, Patrick
Property Address: 11155 Red Pine Drive, Grayling, Crawford County
Parcel ID/Location: #064-680-000-016-00, T26N, R1W, Sec 01

Proposed Action: 

The applicant is requesting a dimensional variance from the following Standards to construct a primary dwelling on a currently vacant lot.

• A 28-foot reduction in the building setback standard of 181’, considering a bank height of 19 feet, to construct a new 864 sq. ft. primary dwelling. 
• A 35-foot reduction in the minimum lot width standard of 200’ in the Stream Corridor Overlay. 

Date: March 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon

Comments on the application may be voiced at the hearing. Written comments received by 12:00 noon, March 7, 2019 will also be made part of the hearing record.

Send written comments to: 

Bonnie Shunatona, SBT Zoning Administrator
P.O. Box 606, Roscommon, MI 48653
Email – zoningadmin@southbranchtownship.com 

Please see the Meetings Tab for additional details for this case.

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EFFECTIVE AS OF FEBRUARY 16th 2019

SOUTH BRANCH TOWNSHIP 

ORDINANCE PROHIBITING MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS 
WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP

Ordinance No. 1 of 2019

AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO THE MICHIGAN REGULATION AND TAXATION OF MARIHUANA ACT, 2018 INITIATED LAW 1, § 6.1, MCL 333.27956, SUBSECTION 1, TO PROHIBIT MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF SOUTH BRANCH TOWNSHIP AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF


SOUTH BRANCH TOWNSHIP HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 1.    Marihuana Establishments Prohibited.

Pursuant to the authority granted under Section 6.1 of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, 2018 Initiated Law 1, § 6.1 MCL 333.27956, Subsection 1, South Branch Township hereby completely prohibits any marihuana establishment, as that term is defined in Section 3(h) of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, 2018 Initiated Law 1, § 3(h), MCL 333.27953(h), within its boundaries.

Section 2. Violation; Penalty.

Any person who violates any provision of this Ordinance shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction as defined in Public Act 12 of 1994, amending Public Act 236 of 1961, being Sections 600.101-600.9939 of Michigan Compiled Laws, and shall be subject to a fine of not more than Five Hundred and 00/100 ($500.00) Dollars. Each day this Ordinance is violated shall be considered as a separate violation.

Section 3. Enforcement Officials.

The Township Supervisor and any other person appointed by the Township Board are hereby designated as the authorized officials to issue municipal civil infraction citations directing alleged violators of this Ordinance to appear in court.

Section 4. Nuisance Per Se.

A violation of this Ordinance is hereby declared to be a nuisance per se and is declared to be offensive to the public health, safety and welfare.

Section 5. Separate Court Action.

In addition to enforcing this Ordinance through the use of a municipal civil infraction proceeding, the Township may initiate proceedings in the Circuit Court to abate or eliminate the nuisance per se or any other violation of this Ordinance.

Section 6. Validity.

If any section, provision or clause of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not effect any remaining portions of application of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid portion or application.

Section 7. Effective Date.

This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after being published in a newspaper of general circulation within the Township.

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South Branch Township is seeking to fill a vacancy on the

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Applications will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Monday, March 25th 2019.

Interested individuals may apply for this position via email, by submitting a scan of their completed application to the Township Supervisor at supervisor@southbranchtownship.com , by mailing a completed application to South Branch Township, P.O. Box 606 Roscommon, MI 48653, or in person at the Township Offices, located at 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon, MI.

Applications may be printed directly from our website by clicking on the ‘FORMS’ tab in the column to the left, or the link below, or obtained in person at the Township Offices between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon, M – F.

Position Requirements & Expectations

Required:  Qualified applicants must be a resident of South Branch Township. Must be available to attend the specified regular meeting dates as well as any scheduled special meeting dates. Must be capable of reading, understanding, and interpreting, all regulations as set forth in the zoning ordinance to effectively apply equitable judgment to individual cases with unique circumstances. 

Preferred:  Qualified applicants should demonstrate effective communication skills, both verbal and written. ZBA members are expected to perform site visits in conjunction with many cases. Site visits may include walking on or through uneven and/or steep terrain, muddy or wet areas, sometimes on heavily wooded lots that have not yet been cleared for a building site. Ability to withstand the elements and environment to perform a basic visual inspection and walk-around of a property site is expected.

.Link to ZBA duties and regulations:  SBT-Article 9-ZBA.pdf  .Link to Application form: SBT Job Application.pdf
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DOG LICENSES

Are available here at the township office, beginning November 1st through the end of February yearly. Fees: spayed/neutered $8, without spayed/neutered $15. After March 1st, you must go to the County Offices. Please bring proof that your animal is spayed or neutered & a copy of your animal's rabies certificate; they must be presented to get a license.

For Applications made on or after March 1st, the fee is $25 and are only available at the Crawford County Offices located in downtown Grayling at the Courthouse. Please see the County Treasurer.