Land Division Review Training and Planning & Zoning Primer

Date: October 20, 2015
Time: 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: University Center - U111/112 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735
Contact: Brad Neumann, Extension educator, at neuman36@anr.msu.edu or 906-475-5731

This program is a technical training for persons responsible for reviewing land divisions, as required by the Michigan Land Division Act, PA 288 of 1967, as amended being MCL 560.101 et seq. (formerly known as the Subdivision Control Act).

The program will review the parts of the Land Division Act pertaining to land division, including definitions and other general provisions, teach required steps and best practices when conducting land division reviews, and highlight enforcement strategies for an effective local government operation.

The training provides a detailed system of conducting the review, use of checklists (review worksheets), and an application form that can be customized to local land division/subdivision/site-condominium and zoning ordinances. The objective is for participants to know who can conduct reviews, what a parent parcel is and how that is determined, the statutory and case law limits on what the review is for, and to learn a detailed review process. Participants will learn how to customize their own application form and checklist.

This training also covers basics of planning and zoning so that the participant has a rudimentary understanding of zoning for purposes of being able to review land divisions against local ordinance requirements concerning parcel size, width, and so forth. Training also reviews the organizational and administrative system to administer a zoning ordinance.

Program participants will receive helpful handouts including a land divisions look-up table, a sample land division ordinance, and a sample land division application/review worksheet.

Locations:
The workshop will be conducted at two locations from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Marquette - October 19
Marquette Township Hall
1000 Commerce Dr., Marquette, MI 49855

Gaylord - October 20
University Center - U111/112
80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735

Assessors will earn 4 hours of continuing education credit approved by the State Tax Commission (see http://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/ApprovedElectiveRenewalPrograms_298295_7.pdf). 

Master Citizen Planners will earn 3 hours of continuing education for participation in the program.

Cost:
Early Registration (before Sept. 28):
Regular Registrants - $55
Master Citizen Planners - $50

Late Registration (received after Sept. 28) - $75

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
There is a $15 administrative fee for cancellations received after Oct. 12.

 

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