WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP
EATON COUNTY, MICHIGAN
NOTICE OF REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
AND PUBLIC HEARINGS ON SPECIAL USE PERMITS
TO BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY
TO: THE RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WINDSOR, EATON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS:
Please take notice that a regular meeting/public hearing of the Windsor Township Planning Commission will be held on April 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. by electronic remote access for the purpose of consideration of issues specified in the attached agenda.
Electronic remote access, in accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-15, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-21. The public may participate in the meeting/public hearing through GoToMeeting access by computer, tablet or smartphone using the following link:
The public may also participate by calling into the telephone number below:
+1 (872) 240-3412 (Long distance charges may apply)
Access Code: 703-035-829
Click on How to Join a Meeting for directions. Members of the public will only be able to speak during the public hearing and public comment portions of the meeting/public hearing and such comments will be limited to three minutes per person during each opportunity to speak. To provide for orderly public participation a person wishing to speak must state their name and address, then request to be recognized by the Planning Commission Chairperson. The Chairperson will recognize all persons wishing to speak during the public hearing and public comment. If, prior to the meeting/public hearing, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting/public hearing then such persons may contact the Planning Commissioners through Lisa Rumsey, Windsor Charter Township Clerk, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at 405 W. Jefferson St, Dimondale, MI 48821.
Windsor Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services at the meeting to individuals with disabilities upon 72 hours advanced notice to the Township. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township Clerk by email, phone, or mail at the below.
Windsor Township Planning Commission
By: Brian Holtz, Chairperson
Lisa A. Rumsey
Windsor Township Clerk
405 W. Jefferson St
Dimondale, MI 48821
Phone: (517) 646-0772
WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A SPECIAL USE PERMIT
The Windsor Charter Township Planning Commission in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, (MCL 15.264), and the State of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-15, hereby give notice of a commission meeting and public hearings to be held electronically: How to Join a Meeting with GoToMeeting.
There will be two (2) Public Hearings conducted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Windsor Charter Township Meeting Room, Emergency Services Building, 300 W. Jefferson, Dimondale, MI 48821.
The subject of the first Public Hearing will be the consideration of a request for a Special Use Permit filed by Green Peak Industries, LLC, for parcel number 080-002-100-022-01, Lot #1 of Harvest Park. The SUP is being requested for the cultivation and processing of Adult-Use Marihuana in its existing facility to operate in accordance with the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) and the local Township Ordinance.
The subject of the second Public Hearing will be the consideration of a request for a Special Use Permit filed by New Genetics, LLC, for parcel number 080-002-100-022-05, Lot #4 of Harvest Park. The SUP is being requested for the cultivation of Adult-Use Marihuana in its existing facility to operate in accordance with the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) and the local Township Ordinance.
Copies of the Special Use Permits are available for public inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, by appointment; Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. You may attend the Public Hearings, send written comments, or contact the Windsor Charter Township Office, 405 W. Jefferson, Dimondale, MI 48821. Written comments will be considered and may be forwarded to the Windsor Charter Township Office until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Please call (517) 646-0772 or email email@example.com for further information.
Lisa A. Rumsey, Clerk
Windsor Charter Twp.
RESTRICTION OF ANY OPEN BURNING
Windsor Township Emergency Services last week issued a ban on all open burning including recreational burning (campfires) only in part because of the DNR’s suspension n opening burning. For those that didn’t know, the DNR suspended them so that Emergency Services/Firefighters can make sure their resources are dedicated where they are needed, specifically dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. The theory, less fires, means less chances for them to get out of control, less risk that Emergency Services workers or citizens are exposed. This is in part due to the Governor issued Executive Order.
Windsor Township Emergency Services while getting guidance from the DNR, has its own Fire Code (NFPA 1 of 2015) burning rules and regulations and is not absolutely required to follow bans issued by them. We issued the current suspension of all open burning in Windsor Township to limit the exposure to our Emergency Services workers and the citizens that we protect. With more people being home, we are starting to respond to more burn complaints due to “campfires”. One exposed employee could shut down the Emergency Services Department, leaving no one to respond to your emergency.
As someone who enjoys campfires and the outdoors in general, this decision was not made lightly and is in the best interest of all. We truly apologize for the inconvenience that this causes and look forward to when this can be lifted. For further information on this, please keep an eye on the Windsor Township Emergency Services Facebook page, which gives the latest information on this and other Emergency Services news.
Dimondale/Windsor Wastewater Treatment Plant
Message to all sewer customers:
“Flushable wipes clog pipes”
The Dimondale/Windsor Wastewater Treatment Plant would like to remind all of our users that sanitary products labeled “Flushable” are not flushable at all. It is a marketing term and they could cause damage to your sewer pipe and ours. We realize that toilet paper may be in short supply in some areas, but we remind you that anything other than toilet paper does not disintegrate. As a result, it could cause a blockage in your line.
Examples of items that will clog your pipes:
Wet wipes/baby wipes
Cotton swabs (Q-Tips)
Facial cleansing pads (makeup removing wipes)
In an effort to reduce maintenance costs and potential damage to the sewer system and your home, please do not flush any of the above items. Remember, just because it will flush, doesn’t mean its safe to do so.
Kern Slucter, Township Supervisor
Ralph Reznick, P.E., Village President
Dimondale/Windsor WWTP • 136 N. Bridge St. • P.O. Box 26 • Dimondale, MI 48821 • 517.646.0230
WINDSOR TOWNSHIP COVID-19 UPDATE
Following the State and Federal guidelines for preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to protect the overall public health of our residents, families and staff, the offices of Windsor Charter Township will be open by appointment only until further notice.
You may reach the Clerk and Treasurer at 517-646-0772
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You may reach the Assessor at 517-646-0040
You may reach the Supervisor at 517-648-3528
News and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, in Michigan and across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on what is currently known, COVID-19 is easily spread from person to person. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. It is caused by a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are at particular risk, and there is an increased risk of rapid spread of COVID-19 among persons in close proximity to one another. There is currently no approved vaccine or antiviral treatment for this disease.
The CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services both emphasize that the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to practice good health habits:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily
To stay up to date, please visit the MDHHS, CDC and World Health Organization websites for detailed information.