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Public Notices

*Note that the Portland R & O is no longer published.  For legal notices, we are using the Ionia Sentinel-Standard newspaper which comes out on Fridays.  Notices will still be placed on the website and at the Township Hall. 

Planning Commission Public Hearings April 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm

The Planning Commission will receive comments on two special use applications for home based businesses.  One is from Ken Schneider to offer outdoor education classes to homeschooled students at 11344 Pryor Rd, Portland.  The second is from Baron Seal to offer car detailing with interior and exterior cleaning to be located at 7625 Grand River Trails, Portland.  Click below on "SUP Notice" for the full notice and "SUP APPS" for a scan of both applications. 

SUP Notice


Master Plan Update

The Planning Commission has updated the Master Plan and a draft is available for review in the link below.  A public hearing will be held at their April 17, 2024 meeting starting at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall.  Comments or questions may be emailed to:

Master Plan Draft 2024

Recycling Information


Recycling is available at various locations (no longer shared with Portland Township).  See links below but check first as hours and days of the week change with the seasons.

Sunfield has reopened its Recycling Program to any persons

Wednesdays from 2 pm to 6 pm

Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm

Click on the link below for all details and items accepted.

Sunfield Recycling Flyer

Sunfield is participating in recycling agricultural plastic!  Click on the link below for all the details.

Sunfield AG Plastic


Click link below for recycling info from the "Recycling Raccoons"


Recycling Raccoons

Please visit these sites to identify nearby recycling centers.


Michigan Recycling Directory

Granger Drop-Off Recycling

Recycle Ionia Inc.

Sunfield Township Website

Watertown Charter Township (Wacousta Rd)

Granger's Recycling Facility in Lansing is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Click on the link in the list above for more details.


Click on the link below for a map from the State of Michigan of all recycling places.







 Mitchel Hoppes is the new Zoning Administrator (January 2024)  who issues zoning permits and coordinates other zoning applications with the Planning Commission and Township Board.  His contact information is below:

Mitchel Hoppes


PO Box 453

Portland MI 48875

Spring Community Cleanup Day

The annual cleanup day will be Saturday, May 4 at the DPW compound at 451 Morse Dr Portland from 7:00 am to Noon.  The hazardous waste cleanup will also be held there the same day and time.  Click on "Cleanup Day Info" below for all the information.

Cleanup Day Info



Danby Township residents can now pay their taxes online by clicking on the link below.  You can also mail your taxes to PO Box 566, Portland MI 48875, or use the drop box at the Township Hall.

Current winter taxes are due February 14 to pay without penalty.  They can be paid after that to the Township Treasurer through February 29 and any unpaid taxes after March 1 must be paid at the County Treasurer's office.

The Township Treasurer will be at the Township Hall to collect taxes between 9 am to 5 pm on February 14 and February 29.  

The Township has a Post Office Box for all mail.  The new address for Township mail is:

Danby Township

PO Box 566

Portland MI 48875

Note - for mail to the Assessor or Zoning Administrator go to the "Contact Us" page under the HOME tab for their special mailing address information.



Go to Departments Tab then to Taxes for all information.


Election Information

Go to "Departments", then "Elections" for more information

Portland City Monthly Newsletter is available in the link below for each month.  It has information on general area events, sports, and more.

Portland City Monthly Newsletter

Danby Township Meeting Dates


See " Public Notices" on the left side of the page for Public Hearings


See the list of dates below for current meeting info


All Meetings Start at 7:00 pm unless posted differently


The regular Township Board meetings start at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall. Click on "Agenda" below a few days in advance of the next meeting to view the agenda.

March 21, 2024 Special Meeting 5:00 pm


March 21 Regular Meeting 7:00 pm

Agenda Reg


Township Board     Printable Fiscal Year Meeting Schedule 

2023-2024 Fiscal Year

No April Meeting

May 18, 2023 (changed from the 25th)  Cancelled

June 29, 2023

July 27, 2023

August 31, 2023

September 28, 2023

October 26, 2023

November 16, 2023

December 14, 2023

January 25, 2024

February 29, 2024

March 21, 2024

March 28, 2024 - Annual Meeting


Planning Commission



January 17

February 21 Special

April 17

August 21

October 16

Zoning Board of Appeals

(Meets when applications are received and in January for organizational purposes)






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