- Master Plan and Ordinances

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Types of Ordinances

Typically, a community adopts ‘ordinances’, primarily to promote compatible uses and activities. There are generally two types of ordinances that guide our Township with key differences summarized below:

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    Zoning Ordinance   General Law Ordinance
  Purpose   Regulate Use of Land   Regulate Type of Activity
  Examples   Zoning, uses, setbacks, building height, etc.    Nuisance, noise, junk, private roads etc.
  Amendments Applicability   Not Retroactive
  In other words, existing non-existing conforming land uses and activities must be allowed to continue and regulated as legal non-conforming uses.
  Retroactive
  Existing activities may be required to be brought into compliance. In other words, there may not be grandfathered
  Adoption   Requires a public hearing prior to adoption  Can be adopted in one meeting
  Guiding Factors   Planning Enabling Act, Master Plan and   
  Zoning Plan
  Public health, safety and general welfare
  Authority   Adopted by the Township Board based on
  Planning Commission Recommendation
  Adopted by the Township Board


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The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance2 documents

  • Webster Township Master Plan adopted 06-22-22.pdf
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  • Webster Township Zoning Ordinance: Adopted 06-21-2011 & Last Updated 04-02-24
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General Law Ordinances8 documents

  • Consumers Energy Company Gas Franchise Ordinance
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  • Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance - 2005
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  • Civil Infraction 2023-01 Reformat-11-10-23.pdf
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  • Land Division Ordinance 2012-02-Reformat-11-10-23.pdf
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  • Licensed Home-based Business_2006-3 Last amended-July 18-2023.pdf
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  • Marihuana Ordinance 01-19 Adopted 01-15-2019.pdf
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  • Private Road Ordinance 92-5 - Reformatted 11-14-23.pdf
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  • Public Nuisances Ordinance 2011-1-Reformat-11-10-23.pdf
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Recently Adopted Ordinances Not Yet CodifiedNo documents

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