Planning and Zoning
Planning Director Responsibilities
The Chocolay Township Planning Director plays a multi-faceted role in supporting beneficial development of the Township that is consistent with community goals. Tasks include:
The Planning Director also serves as technical assistant to the Chocolay Township Planning Commission. The Planning Commission generally meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Township Hall. The agenda packets and meeting minutes are available on the Meetings & Minutes - Planning Commission page. A current membership list and application to serve on the Planning Commission are available on the About Us - Appointed Officals page.
Zoning Administrator Responsibilities
The Zoning Administrator is the principal person charged with the responsibility for administering and enforcing the zoning ordinance. In Chocolay Township, the Zoning Administrator also enforces the Nuisance Ordinance #37A and the Vehicle Parking and Storage Ordinance #55.
The Zoning Administrator assists citizens in understanding regulations and filling out applications, performs inspections, issues permits, and issues violation notices. The Zoning Administrator evaluates and establishes guidelines for improving department procedures.
The Zoning Administrator also serves as technical assistant to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Zoning Board of Appeals generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Township Hall, but only when there are pending applications or requests under consideration. The agenda packets and meeting minutes are available on the Meetings & Minutes - Zoning Board of Appeals page. A current membership list and application to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals are available on the About Us - Appointed Officals page.
You can contact the Chocolay Township Planning Director / Zoning Administrator at (906) 249-1448, or via e-mail for more information.