What Does the Planning
The duties and
responsibilities of a planning commission are defined by the Planning and
Zoning Acts. The Acts were passed in response to local governments realizing
the need for an independent, non-political entity to make decisions and recommendations
regarding land use.
Along with the other appointed and elected municipal officials in
your community, members of a planning commission accept responsibility to
protect the personality and vitality of your community. To carry out their
duties, these volunteers must digest a mountain of information and negotiate a
maze of delicate situations.
The Charter Township of Monitor
Planning Commission hears application submission and sends approval or denial
recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees regarding: Site Plans;
Special Land Uses, Rezoning Requests, Platted Subdivisions and Condominium
Developments and various development options contained in our current Zoning