Act 188 of 1954 (“Act 188”) is a statute that many townships use to finance many improvements using special assessments ranging from lak...Read More
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Yes. MCL 41.181 and MC 42.15 allow a township to adopt non-zoning ordinances (often referred to as police power ordinances) to regulate as may be deemed necessary to provide for the public health and safety of the property owners and residents within a township. Using a non-zoning ordinance is especially common for those townships interested in regulating activities but are unzoned. Unzoned townships are those without their own zoning ordinance and are not subject to a county zoning ordinance. The methods of regulating wind energy and siting of wind turbines was discussed in-depth in our May 2015 E-letter, which can be viewed here: https://www.fsbrlaw.com/Resources/Articles/ID/255/How-to-Regulate-Wind-Energy-Projects.
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