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Appointed Officials

Board of Review

Members and Positions

Position Name
Chair Bob Pecottee
Member Al Denton
Member Dennis Hickey
Planning Commission

Members and Positions

Position Name
Chair
Vice Chair Andy Smith
Secretary Eric Meister
Member Judy White
Member Tom Mahaney
Member Kendell Milton
Member Donna Mullen-Campbell
Member Jon Kangas

Purpose and Responsibilities

As an appointed body, the Planning Commission shares responsibility for local land use and infrastructure planning with the elected officials on the Township Board of Trustees. The Planning Commission is an independent advisory body that reviews and provides recommendations to the Township Board on applications for zoning ordinance amendments, rezoning, conditional use permits, private road applications, site plan reviews, subdivisions and lot splits, and planned unit developments. The Commission helps develop and update a master plan for Township Board approval, and makes sure that decisions are consistent with this plan.

The commission also serves as a liaison with the public and other units of government. They provide important leadership in involving community stakeholders in decision making, and do detailed, sometimes tedious work, so the Board can take more efficient and effective action. They represent and work on behalf of the entire community.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Members and Positions

Position Name
Chair Michelle Weitek Stephens
Vice Chair Karen L. Alholm
Secretary Kendell Milton
Member Mark Maki
Member Geno Angeli
Alternate Paul Charboneau

Purpose and Responsibilities

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is the only local body that hears appeals on administrative zoning decisions. Upon request, the ZBA interprets zoning regulations and renders a decision on applications for dimensional variances. (Chocolay Township does not issue use variances.) Applicants may appeal ZBA decisions to the Circuit Court.
Township Commissions and Election Inspector Applications

If you have the desire to serve on one the Township commissions, or wish to work at a precinct during the elections, please complete one of the related applications and submit the application to the Township office.