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05/07/24

Zoning Board of Appeals - Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

MORAN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

Wednesday May 22, 2024   

  6:00 PM

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 6:00 PM, at the Moran Township Hall, W1362 US-2, St. Ignace, Michigan, the Moran Township Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing on the following Variance requests:

1.  John and Brianna Evashevski, owners of Parcel # 49-008-012-015-10, W610 Cheeseman Rd., are requesting a variance to Article 7, R-2 Medium Density Residential District, Section 7.05, Site Development Standards, Yard and Setback Requirements.    

  

This notification is posted in accordance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act) MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Fred Strich, Zoning Administrator

Phone:  906 643-8027

Fax:  906 643-7208

 

04/15/24

ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP

MORAN TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

SPRING CLEAN-UP

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– One Day Only –

EASTERN PART OF MORAN TOWNSHIP

a container will be located at the

MORAN TOWNSHIP HALL, W1362 US-2, ST. IGNACE.

 

VILLAGE OF BREVORT and OZARK AREA

a container will be located at the

WILDWOOD PASTIE SHOP, W4221 US-2, BREVORT.

There WILL be a container at both sites for disposal of SCRAP METAL.

Only 100% used petroleum-based products will be accepted.

All types of batteries will be accepted.

 

ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED:

Appliances that do not have proof of Freon removal. No chemicals, paint, paint thinners or antifreeze.

No concrete or construction materials. No brush. No railroad ties. No tires.

 

The St. Ignace Hope Chest will have a trailer on-site for donated items.

– DISPOSAL SITES WILL BE ATTENDED –

04/11/24

Moran Township Needs your help with our Recreation Plan

We have put together a survey that we would love for you to take. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2QLZBM3

04/05/24

BEAD Challenge Process Now Available!

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program – most often called “BEAD” – is the largest single investment in high-speed internet infrastructure in our nation’s history and is administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). While BEAD is a national program, each state and territory will be implementing BEAD in their own way within the federal guidelines of the program. The Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) is the entity implementing BEAD in Michigan 

Current state maps of internet service are based on existing information from federal and state sources. However, through the State Challenge Process, the state is inviting stakeholders to verify the accuracy of current maps and submit additional information, or “challenges,” where they are incorrect. The BEAD Challenge Process is the way in which MIHI will determine the unserved, underserved, and served status of every home, business, and community anchor institution in the state. Unserved and underserved locations will be eligible to be connected through BEAD funded projects. 

How to Submit a Challenge 

There are two ways to challenge, based on the type of entity submitting a challenge: 

  • Local units of government, Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and internet service providers should utilize the Michigan Broadband Map and Challenge Portal This map-based portal will allow eligible challengers to identify locations to be challenged and provide the requisite information and evidence. Notifications of challenges to ISPs will also be handled through the portal. Each eligible challenger will have their own login credentials to manage their challenges and rebuttals and see the status of each. The portal will be linked from the MIHI website.  
  • Individual households and businesses with unreliable, slow, or no internet access may also share information about problems getting high-speed internet service through the MERIT BEAD Mapping Challenge Website This website was created to allow Michigan residents to submit evidence to correct inaccuracies on the Michigan BEAD eligibility map. Merit can collect challenge data from residents as an eligible challenger, then aggregate and submit them to the state broadband office to challenge the map. The Merit State Mapping Challenge Platform was developed to automate speed tests across multiple days to meet speed challenge requirements.  

The Challenge Process will be available March 25 through April 23, 2024. All final determinations will be made no later than July 22, 2024, and the results of the determinations will be published after the conclusion of the Challenge Process. 

Visit the BEAD Challenge website to learn more about challenge process

03/04/24

PUBLIC NOTICE - Zoning Ordinance Update

Moran Township Zoning Ordinance

 Moran Township Board of Trustees has approved amendments and additions to Moran Township Zoning Ordinance. Amendments and additions to Article 2 and 3 regarding short term rentals, micro lodging, and solar energy; to Article 3 boat docks, dwelling standards, campers, solid waste enclosures; to Article 4, district name changes;  to Article 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, name change and height of accessory building;  Article 13, 14, 15, 15A, 15B, height of accessory building, Article 19, charging stations;  Article 15A, Drive-in or Fast Food restaurants; Article 15C, Summary of Dimensional Requirements; Article 21, Special Land Use, Solar Energy Systems and Micro Lodging System;  Article 23, Certificate of Zoning Compliance and Building Permits.   The Moran Township Zoning Ordinance has been approved, and these changes will take effect on April 4, 2024.  

Full text of these amendments/ additions can be viewed on the township website;  www.morantownship.com, at Moran Township Hall, W1362 US-2, St. Ignace, MI 49781, or by contacting Moran Township Clerk:  Kris Vallier, clerk@morantownship.com, 906-643-8027

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