Resources

  • Check List #1K: Review Infrastructure/Capital Expenditures

    Published on May 31, 2016

    This document presents a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village, city or township through the process of reviewing proposed infrastructure and capital expenditures. It includes some criteria for making that assessment.

  • Check List #1J: Capital Improvement Program

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Presents a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village, city or township through the process of adopting an capital improvement program in Michigan.

  • Check List #1I: Adoption of a Plan Amendment

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Presents a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting a plan amendment in Michigan.

  • Check List #1H: Five Year Plan Review

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Once a plan is over five years old, it needs to be reviewed to determine if it should be replaced or not. This document presents a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of assessing its exi

  • Check List #1G: Adoption of a Plan

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Presents a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting a plan in Michigan.

  • Check List #1F: Content of a Plan

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Presents a couple of ways to look at what should be the content of a Master Plan in Michigan. The checklist follows “best planning practice” as reflected by the guidelines adopted by the law committee of the Michigan Association of Planning.

  • Open Meeting Act Decision Tree

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Presents a decision tree in the form of a flow chart with “yes” and “no” questions to help a community determine what they may need to do in terms of updating or replacing the resolution or ordinance creating their planning commission and updating or repla

  • Check List #1B: Sample Planning Commission Ordinance

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Presents an example of an ordinance which creates a planning commission in Michigan. The sample includes a number of discussion points, presenting a number of options for a community to consider.

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