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Notice of Public Hearing




            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Conway Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on December 12, 2022, commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fowlerville Junior High School, located at 7677 Sharpe Rd Fowlerville, Michigan 48836, to review the proposed amendments to the Conway Township Zoning Ordinance, as follows: 

  1. Amend Section 6.07(A)(6) to allow an exception from the land use permit requirement for temporary swimming pools that do not exceed 24 inches above grade.
  1. Replace current Section 6.26 with new comprehensive regulations for accessory use and utility scale solar energy systems including standards for fencing, setbacks, sound, lighting, groundcover, wildlife corridors, landscaping/screening, agricultural protection, decommissioning, abandonment, insurance, maintenance and repair, additional approvals, and site plan as these relate to utility scale solar energy systems.
  1. Amend Article 2 to add definitions for solar energy systems, solar array, dual use, maximum tilt, minimum tilt, participating property, non-participating property, and remove definition for solar energy collector as that term will be no longer utilized.
  1. Change references from building-mounted solar energy collectors in Sections 7.02(A)(13), 8.02(A)(13), 10.02(A)(15), and 11.02(F) to accessory solar energy systems; remove references to ground-mounted energy collectors in Sections 7.03(A)(20), 8.03(A)(12), 10.03(A)(9), and 11.03(A)(8); and change references from commercial solar energy systems in Sections 7.03(A)(21), 10.03(A)(10), and 11.03(A)(9), to utility-scale solar energy systems.                                 

The Planning Commission reserves the right to modify or alter the proposed ordinance amendments at or following the public hearing and to make its decision accordingly.

            Written comments concerning the above matter may be submitted to the to the Conway Township Clerk at any time prior to the public hearing, and may further be submitted to the Planning Commission at the public hearing. The complete text of the proposed amendments may be examined at the Township Hall during regular Township business hours, which are 9-3 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or on the Township’s website, www.conwaytownship.com, after the publication of this Notice and until and including the day of the meeting.  The complete text of the proposed amendments may be further examined at the meeting.

Conway Township will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services at the meeting to individuals with disabilities, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, upon ten days’ notice to the Conway Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Clerk by writing or calling the following: 8015 N Fowlerville, Fowlerville, MI 48836 or call 517 223-0358, between the hours of 9-3 Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Elizabeth Whitt, Clerk

Conway Township

8015 N. Fowlerville Road

Fowlerville, MI  48836