Shoreline Planning and Zoning Workshop - Manistique

Date: July 6, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Schoolcraft County Courthouse - Second Floor Conference Room 300 Walnut Street, Manistique, MI 49854
Contact: Brad Neumann, neuman36@anr.msu.edu or 906-475-5731

This is a two part series with the first part on September 15, 2015 and the second part on September 22, 2015, you are encouraged to attend both parts.

Inland lakes are places where family and friends gather to enjoy each other and the recreational opportunities that abound. Memories created during these times inspire a generation to share the experience with the next.  

Waterfront property owners, other citizens, and all communities benefit socially and economically from healthy lake ecosystems. With over 11,000 inland lakes and more than 1,850 units of government in Michigan, it is evident that all local governments play a role in protecting the state’s waters.

This workshop is intended to help local officials and citizens understand the benefits of inland lakes to communities, the regulations that govern inland lakes, and the opportunities that exist for protecting them at the local level. The program includes two parts:

Part 1: Planning and zoning refresher: Applying best practices for watershed protection requires an excellent working knowledge of basic planning and zoning laws and their application. This session will highlight basic planning and zoning enabling legislation, master planning, zoning practice and recent legislative changes.

Part 2: Best planning and zoning practices for watershed protection: This session will introduce specific planning and zoning techniques to promote economic development while protecting water quality.

The second part builds on the first, so participants should attend both dates. 

Program participants will receive an early draft of the new resource “Protecting Michigan’s Inland Lakes: A Guide for Local Governments.”

Locations:
The workshop will be conducted at two locations:
Manistique - Sept. 15 (part 1) and 22 (part 2)
Schoolcraft County Courthouse - Second Floor Conference Room
300 Walnut Street, Manistique, MI 49854

Iron River - Sept. 17 (part 1) and 24 (part 2)
West Iron District Library - Conference Room
116 W Genesee Street, Iron River, MI 49935

All sessions run 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (local time).

Master Citizen Planners will earn 6 hours of continuing education for participation in both parts of the program.

Costs:
Early Registration (before Sept. 1)
Regular Registrants - $55
Master Citizen Planners - $45
Groups of three or more from the same organization - $45 per person

Late Registration (received after Sept. 1)
Regular Registrants - $75
Master Citizen Planners - $75
Groups of three or more from the same organization - $75 per person

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
There is a $15 administrative fee for cancellations received after Sept. 8.

 

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