The Planning Commission oversees and enforces the Zoning Ordinance in accordance with the provisions of Act 207 of the Public Acts of Michigan for 1921.
Their purpose is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community; to promote and to determine the highest and best use of the property and to prevent as much as possible the adverse impacts resulting from competing land uses.
Their decisions have a serious effect on the use and value of land in the City and surrounding area and they consider the long-term interest of the community and its growth.
Their job includes site plan review and issuing conditional use permits for property additions and new businesses.
They act as mediator, interpreter and visionary without being hampered by the political considerations that influence the elected officials.
The Planning Commission recommends to the Council adoption and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan
Meeting Time and Location
- 7 p.m.
- The 2nd Wednesday of every month as needed
- City Hall
259 Kent Street
Portland, MI 48875
|Amanda Johnston||410 James St.||517-647-3211|
|William Roeser||302 Rivers Edge Ln||517-647-3211|
|John Kmetz||Vice Chair||1423 Lear Ct.||517-647-6438|
|Jason Williamson||Secretary||930 Cherrywood Circle||517-647-3211|
|Patrick Fitzsimmons||Council Liaison/Chair||831 Kent St.||517-647-2663|
|Kathy Parsons||310 Kent St.||517-647-4177|