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Planning Commission


The Township Planning Commission is responsible for creating and adopting a basic master plan as a guide for the development of the unincorporated portions of the Township to review special use applications and conduct site plan reviews.  They also create and propose amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.


Joe Russman Jr. - Chairperson

William Brown -

Christina Bahr - Secretary

Dan Schafer - Board Representative

James Dean

Chris Lufkin - Vice Chairperson

Ted Schroeder



Pending Applications

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



Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 7:00 pm unless noticed differently.  

Special meetings can be requested for an additional fee.


January 17

April 17

August 21

October 16

Want to Serve on the Planning Commission?

There are occasional open seats, send in the application 

below if you are interested in serving.

Application for Membership 

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