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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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Meeting Schedule/Public Notices   
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Township Board meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m.*

Planning Commission meets 1st Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals meets 2nd Monday, quarterly at 7:00 p.m. (March, June, September, December)

All Regular Township Board, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held at the Township Offices located at 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon, MI and are open to the general public. Special meetings, when required, will be posted as they are scheduled.   

*Exception for March - The Township Board will meet on the 3rd Tuesday in March.

 
SBT Public Engagement Notice Minimize
APRIL 2, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

RESCHEDULED DATE PENDING

(STAY TUNED)
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SESSION - MASTER PLAN REVIEW

At the beginning of 2019 we asked our residents to share their thoughts & opinions, to assist our Planning Commission with identifying the needs and future goals of our Township. A survey was made available in January of 2019 and data was collected until February 20, 2019. The results of that survey have been analyzed and incorporated into the draft revision to our Master Plan. The upcoming public engagement session is an additional venue through which our residents may make their thoughts & opinions available to the Planning Commission members. 

The SBT Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on June 4th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of engaging the public for ideas, thoughts, comments, and opinions, regarding review of the SBT Master Plan. A draft copy of the revised Master Plan will be available for viewing at this meeting, and at this link:   Draft Copy - SBT Master Plan 2020

 
Public Notice Updates Minimize

 

SBT Planning Commission 

Public Hearing Held on July 30th 2020 at 7:00 PM 

at the South Branch Township Hall. 5254 North M-18, Roscommon MI 48653

Regarding Special Approval for Annual Camping in the Low-Density Residential Zone. 

The South Branch township planning commission held a public hearing on July 30th 2020 at 7:00 PM to make a decision regarding a special approval application 7775 Pautesa Drive parcel number 061-032-016-180-00 in the low density residential zone. The SBT Planning commission found that the special approval application should be approved because all requested requiments had been met. 

CASE DETAILS: Decision & Order / Un-Approved Meeting Minutes


SBT Zoning Board of Appeals

Held a Public Hearing on July 20th at 7:00 PM

At the South Branch Township Hall. 5245 North M-18, Roscommon, MI 48653

Regarding a demensional varience request in the mixed residential zone

The South Branch Township Zoning board of Appeals held a public hearing July 20th at 7:00 PM to decide a dimensional varience for parcel number 064-420-000-013-00 in the mixed use zone. The ZBA denied this varience request for this parcel which would have allowed annual camping on vacant land in the mixed resiential district. 

Case Details: Decision and Order I Case Report


 

SBT Zoning Board of Appeals

Held a Public Hearing on December 9th 2019 & continued on February 10th 2020

at the South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon 

Regarding an Ordinance Interpretation Request
 

South Branch Township held a public hearing at the SBT Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon, MI, on December 9th 2019 at 7:00 p.m., which was resumed on February 10th 2020 at 6:00 p.m., when the ZBA reconvened, regarding an Ordinance Interpretation Request. 

Request was made by the SBT Zoning Administrator for an interpretation by the ZBA of the SBT Zoning Ordinance as it pertains to the setback requirements for a boardwalk. Findings were deliberated and the following motion was made, voted upon, and carried (approved):

"Based on the findings of facts, boardwalks are considered accessory structures for purposes of application of setbacks in all districts including regulations applicable in 5.08 of the zoning ordinance."

Final Findings - Ordinance Interpretation

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SBT Planning Commission

Held a Public Hearing on February 6th 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. 

at 5245 N. M-18 Roscommon, MI

Regarding a proposed amendment to the SBT Zoning Ordinance pertaining to ZBA membership.

The South Branch Township Planning Commission held a public hearing on February 6th, 2020, at 7:00 P. M. to recommend adoption of a zoning ordinance amendment reducing the minimum required Zoning Board of Appeals membership from five to three (Section 9.01). Proposed amendment was accepted by the Planning Commission and has been provided to the Township Board for review, comments and future vote.
 

 

Full text of the proposed amending ordinance may be viewed by clicking the link below:

SBT-Ordinance to Amend Zoning Ordinance - Jan 2020.pdf  

 

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SBT Planning Commission 

Held a Public Hearing on November 7th 2019

at the South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon 

Regarding a Site Plan Review & Special Use for an Accessory Building as a Main Use
 

On November 7, 2019, the South Branch Township Planning Commission approved a Site Plan Review and a Special Use Permit for an accessory building as a main use. Application was made by Mr. Douglas Detmer for parcel #063-013-003-020-03, located in T26N, R1W, Section 13 off Eaton Trail, in Crawford County MI. 

Case DetailsSite Plan Review - PC2019-01 - Details.pdf  |  SBT-PC-Minutes-11-7-19.pdf

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SBT Zoning Board of Appeals

Held a Public Hearing on August 5th 2019

at the South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18 Roscommon

Regarding a dimensional variance in the Low Density Residential zoning district

On August 5, 2019 the SBT ZBA granted a 37-foot reduction to the front setback standard of 100-feet to construct a new detached accessory building in the front yard in the LDR zoning district. The variance request was approved by the ZBA for a project located at 10059 Acre Lane, Roscommon, for applicants, Mr. Gary Marker & Mrs. Pauline Marker.

Case Details: ZBA2019-03-Site Plan.pdf  |  ZBA2019-03-Application.pdf  |  ZBA 8-05-19 Minutes-unapproved.pdf

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SBT Zoning Board of Appeals

Held a Public Hearing on July 1st 2019

at the South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon

Regarding an Au Sable River Stream Corridor Zoning Variance

On July 1, 2019, the SBT ZBA granted a 125-foot reduction to the front setback standard of 200-feet to construct a new primary dwelling, and to completely demolish the existing dwelling which is currently situated at a distance of only 40.7-feet from the water's edge. The variance request made by Mr. & Mrs. Keeley was approved, with conditions, for the project located at 835 E. Dort Rd. Roscommon, MI.

Case Details: ZBA2019-02-Site Plan.pdf | ZBA 7-01-19-Minutes.pdf

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SBT Zoning Board of Appeals

Held a Public Hearing on March 11th 2019 

at the South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon

Regarding an Au Sable River Stream Corridor Zoning Variance

On March 11th 2019, the SBT ZBA approved a Zoning Variance for a parcel located within the Au Sable River Stream Corridor Overlay zoning district. Subject parcel is located at 11155 Red Pine Drive, Lot #16 of Red Dog #2 subdivision. A variance was granted for a 30 foot reduction to the front yard setback standard to accommodate the construction of a new primary dwelling on a previously vacant parcel.

Case Details:   WD-Site Plan - ZBA2019-01.pdf ;  WD-ZA Case Report - ZBA2019-01.pdf   

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SBT Planning Commission 

Held a Special Meeting on December 20, 2018

South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon

Regarding a Special Use Permit for a Commercial Telecommunications Tower Facility

The Special Use Permit request made by Skyway Towers, LLC was approved by the Planning Commission at the conclusion of the Public Hearing held December 20, 2018.

SUP Application Docs:  Exhibit 4 - PC2018-01.pdf ; Exhibit 5 - PC2018-01.pdf 

MinutesMinutes Dec 20 2018_PH.pdf

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SBT Planning Commission

Held a Special Meeting on September 27, 2018

South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon

Regarding a Special Use Permit for a Stream Corridor Planned Unit Development

The Special Use Permit request made by Au Sable Riverview Resort and Au Sable Fly & Tackle, LLC was approved with conditions, by the Planning Commission after a Public Hearing held December 7, 2017 and additional deliberations held April 5, 2018.

Revision to SUP application: PC2017-02 - Application revision-9-21-18.pdf

Conditions: PC2017-02 Conditions.pdf

Meeting Minutes: PC2017-02 - PC Meeting Minutes-9-27-18.pdf

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SBT Zoning Board of Appeals

Held a Public Hearing on September 24, 2018

South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon

Regarding a dimensional variance in the Stream Corridor Overlay zoning district 

The variance for Mr. Sylvester for parcel #063-008-001-020-11, located at 8357 Sylvester Trail, Grayling MI, was approved by the ZBA for the addition of an upper story to an existing, legal non-conforming, dwelling. 

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SBT Zoning Board of Appeals

Held a Public Hearing July 2nd 2018 & continued deliberations on August 6th, 2018

South Branch Township Hall, 5245 N. M-18, Roscommon

Regarding a dimensional variance in the Stream Corridor Overlay zoning district 

The variance for Mr. & Mrs. Grant on parcel #063-002-013-020-05 located at 613 Mc Master's Bridge Rd was approved by the ZBA to construct an addition in excess of 50% of the existing ground floor area, to a legal non-conforming dwelling.