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Croton Township

Planning Commission

Thursday, September 14, 2023

7:00 p.m.

The Croton Township Fire Station

6431 S. Elm Avenue ◊ Newaygo ◊ MI 49337

Telephone 231.652.4301 ◊ Fax 231.652.7250





The Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Croton Township Zoning Ordinance (the “Zoning Ordinance”) regarding so-called “Short-Term Rentals” (hereinafter “STR”). The proposed zoning amendments include the following:

  1. A section involving the intent and legislative history for the zoning amendments as well as proposed findings regarding STRs.

  2. A new definition of “Short-Term Rental” and “STR Lot”, as well as what constitutes a “Section” within the Township, all of which are added to the Definitions Section 1.200 of the Zoning Ordinance.

  3. A new and additional Subsection 2.430 will be added to Section 2 of the Zoning Ordinance regarding STRs. Such regulations and matters shall include, but are not limited to, various “caps” for STRs within the Township, how STR allocations will be made, limitations on what type of dwelling and property can be used for an STR, the requirement that the STR comply with all applicable Croton Township ordinances, a requirement that no STR Lot shall be occupied or used by more than one family at a time, and other matters.

  4. A new Subsection G is proposed to be added to Section 6.20 of the Zoning Ordinance for the R-1 Rural Residential zoning district allowing STRs.

  5. A new Subsection G is proposed to be added to Section 7.20 of the Zoning Ordinance for the R-2 Residential zoning district allowing STRs.

  6. A new Subsection P is proposed to be added to Section 9.30 of the Zoning Ordinance for the HC-Highway Commercial zoning district allowing STRs.

All interested citizens are invited to appear in person or by agent or counsel. Written comments may be sent prior to the hearing to the address below:

Croton Township

5833 E. Division Street - (Mailing address)

Newaygo, MI 49337

Attn: Tina Bono, Administrative Assistant

[*Please note that the Planning Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

will be held on September 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

at the Croton Township Fire Station at 6431 S. Elm Avenue,

and not at the Croton Township Hall or

mailing address at 5833 E. Division Street]

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