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Zoning Board of Appeals 7-27-21


Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes

July 27, 2021 7:00 PM – Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road, Williamston


  1. Call to order and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance: 7:04


  1. ZBA Members Present: David Wheeler, Laurens Montgomeries, Dorothy Hart, Sarah Lackey.


  1. Election of officers: Motion by Lackey to elect David Wheeler Chairperson, Montgomeries, second, motion passed. Motion by Montgomeries to elect Sarah Lackey Secretary; Wheeler, second, motion passed.


  1. Public Hearing, 7:34 p.m. Joanna Goss variance application: 2655 Rowley Road, 78 acre/parcel 33 04 04 31 100 009.


Public Attendance: Joanna Goss, Robert Force, Tracy Goss, Curt Baughan, Stephanie Baughan, Cory Jorgensen


  • Explanation of Request: Robert Force
  • Goss introduced a letter of support from parcel neighbor, Poland.
  • In principle, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), acknowledged and understood the desire and rational of the Goss proposal.
  • Prior to the hearing, the ZBA had received a copy of the survey the township and Goss received earlier that day.
  • Lackey, explained that there were several items within the proposal by Goss that needed to be updated since the original submission, and subsequent receipt of the survey.
  • Other areas of concern, beyond the corrections due to the survey was the proposal to re-zone the larger parcel. The board made Goss aware that if this was their position, they need to redirect the request to the Planning Commission.
  • Force/Goss voiced that there was no longer a concern over zoning due to the interested buyers proposed parcels would not need a change in zoning.
  • Due to the number of variances from the survey in comparison to the Goss proposal, the ZBA made a decision to recess the hearing for up to 30 days while the proposal was updated.
  • Wheeler opened the floor to public comment. There was no public issue to be resolved at this time.


  1. Meeting Recessed: July 27, 2021, 7:53 p.m.


Sarah Lackey

ZBA Secretary

Phone: (517) 468-3405
Fax: (517) 468-0105
3805 Bell Oak Rd
Williamston, Mi 48895