Notice: 2022 Dust Control; posted

NOTICE
To all Lexington Township Residents
2022 Dust Control

For dust control, Lexington Township will be applying chloride on the entire width of our gravel roads the week of May 16, 2022 or May 23, 2022 (weather permitting). If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Lexington Township office no later than May 13, 2022 at (810) 359-5500 and leave a message.

Notice: Subdivision Weed Cutting deadlines of June 1st and August 1st; posted

NOTICE
LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP
SUBDIVISION WEED CUTTING

All Lexington Township subdivision lots must be cut “WITHIN THE WEEK PRIOR” TO JUNE 1ST AND AUGUST 1ST, 2022.
If you plan to cut and maintain your own lot or lots, we MUST have a letter on file in our office each and every year.
Failure to comply with this ordinance shall make the owner, agent, or occupant of such lots liable to the Township for the cost of contracting the cutting of such lots. This charge is $50/per lot for each cutting and will be placed on your December 2022 tax statement.

Please mail letters to:
Sherry Short
Weed Ordinance Coordinator
175 Croswell Avenue
Croswell, MI 48422

Doriann Rice, Clerk

New Voter Identification Cards Coming Soon; posted

All registered electors in Sanilac County will receive a new voter identification card in the mail over the next several weeks. The new card is a result of being in one of the new voting districts for state senators and representatives, which were created by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. As always, please feel free to contact your local or county clerk to assist you with any questions.”

Notice of Moratorium on Approvals for the Caregiver Cultivation of Medical Marijuana and High Amperage Electrical Service Permits – Resolution 22-02; posted

22-02 Moratorium on Marijuana

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP

RESOLUTION 22-02 FOR A MORATORIUM ON

APPROVALS FOR

THE CAREGIVER CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND HIGH

AMPERAGE ELECTRICAL SERVICE PERMITS

 

At a meeting of the Lexington Township Board held on the 21st day of April 2022, this resolution was offered by Rice and supported by Milletics:

WHEREAS, the Township Board has become aware of the intent of various individuals seeking to use vacant buildings and homes within the Township for the caregiver cultivation of marijuana for medical use; and

WHEREAS, the Township is vested with the authority to establish reasonable requirements and regulations in zoning various land uses in order to protect the health, welfare, and safety of Township residents; and

WHEREAS, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in DuRuiter v Township of Byron, 505 Mich 130 (2020), that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008, MCL 333.26421 et seq (as amended), does not nullify a municipality’s inherent authority to regulate marijuana land uses under the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act: and

WHEREAS, currently, there are not any provisions in the Lexington Township Zoning Ordinance which explicitly regulate caregiver cultivation of marijuana for medical use: and

WHEREAS, the Township Board is concerned that without a moratorium any necessary amendments to the Zoning Ordinance could not be enacted in time to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the Township residents: and

WHEREAS, in order to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the Township residents, the Township Board wants to ensure that any necessary Zoning Ordinance amendments regarding the caregiver cultivation of marijuana for medical use has been properly enacted and become effective before any building permits, zoning permits, electrical permits, licenses, special land use applications, site plans, variances, or any other such approvals for any property within the Township are granted for any proposed caregiver cultivation of marijuana use operation and/or development project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lexington Township Board hereby declares a moratorium on a temporary basis, on the establishment, placement, construction or enlargement of any caregiver cultivation of marijuana for medical use operations within the Township and also on the acceptance, reviewing, granting, and/or issuance of any building permits, zoning permits, licenses, special land use applications, site plans, variances, or any other such approvals for any property within the Township regarding any caregiver cultivation of medical marijuana for medical uses operations to allow time to amend the Township Zoning Ordinance to provide for appropriate regulations; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lexington Township Board further declares a moratorium on approvals by any Lexington Township official for electrical service permits in excess of 200 amperes, in the event that an applicant can prove that the electrical service is needed for a legal use of the property and that the electrical service is not for the purpose of raising marijuana, the Township Board, by a majority vote, may approve such service.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED this moratorium shall remain in effect for a period of six (6) months following the adoption of this resolution or until Zoning Ordinance amendments containing regulations for the caregiver cultivation of marijuana for medical use regulations have been adopted and become effective in Lexington Township, whichever comes first.

ROLL CALL VOTE

AYES: Rice, Partaka, McAllister and Milletics

NAYS: NA

ABSTAIN: NA

ABSENT: Jahn

The undersigned Clerk of Lexington Township hereby certifies that this Resolution was duly adopted by the Township Board at a meeting held on the 21st day of April 2022.

 

___________________________________________

Doriann Rice. Clerk

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS – OPEN FENCE; posted

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP

SANILAC COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

ORDINANCE #: 22-01 Z

 

 

TO:      THE RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN, AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS:

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the following is a general summary of amendments to the Lexington Township Zoning Ordinance text, which were adopted by the Lexington Township Board at the meeting held March 24, 2022:

 

The amendments establish the definition of an open fence, and specify locations at which any fence, wall or screening structure must meet the definition of an open fence:

  • Any fence located in the front yard area must be an open fence.
  • Any fence installed on a corner lot must be an open fence.
  • Any fence located on lots abutting bodies of water in the front yard (the Lake side) must be an open fence. Any fence parallel to M-25 on the westerly portion of the property must be an open fence.

 

Ordinance 22-01Z to Establish Definition of an Open Fence and specify Requirements.

 

Doriann Rice, Clerk

Lexington Township

Sanilac County, Michigan

7227 Huron Avenue, Suite 200
Lexington, MI  48450

Opening – Cable Authority Member; posted

Lexington Township has an opening on the Lexington Cable Authority.
If you are interested, please submit your interest in writing to:

Lexington Township
7227 Huron Ave., STE 200
Lexington, MI  48450

Attn: Cable Authority

or email: clerk@lexingtontownship.org

The Cable Authority meets quarterly on second Tuesday of the last month of each quarter at 3:00 pm at the Township/Village Hall.

The Cable Authority consists of representatives from Lexington Township, Village of Lexington, Worth Township and the City of Croswell.

The Cable Authority was created 25+ years ago as an intergovernmental entity to collaborate on a franchise agreement with the servicing cable company of our area.