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Streamlining the Zoning Ordinance Workshop Offered in Traverse City, Boyne City, and Manistee in September

 

Streamlining the Zoning Ordinance Workshop
Presented by Michigan State University Extension and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments

 

Zoning ordinances are not the simplest documents to read and navigate. Although zoning standards need to be specific and contain the necessary information to be enforceable, they don’t have to be intimidating documents that are frustrating for zoning officials, residents, and developers to use.

One way to streamline a zoning ordinance is to change zoning policies and eliminate specific standards. This workshop, though, will focus on other approaches:
 

  • Clear and non-redundant ordinance organization
     
  • Effective use of charts and illustrations
     
  • Technology tools to improve access and navigability.
 

 

This workshop is being offered in Traverse City, Boyne City, and Manistee. Completion of this workshop qualifies for 3 Master Citizen Planner credits. Register early to receive the discounted early bird rates!

 

 


In Traverse City
Monday, September 22, 2014
Traverse City Michigan Works! Center, 1209 S. Garfield Avenue, (enter on south side of building)

Click to REGISTER for workshop in Traverse City NOW!  ($55 Early Bird by 9/15/2014; $70 thereafter)
 
  After you have registered for the workshop in Manistee, if you wish to pay by credit card, click: Pay by Credit Card.
  or you may pay by check: Please make check payable to: Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, 
  PO Box 506, Traverse City, MI 49685-0506

 


In Boyne City
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, (6pm-9pm)
Boyne District Library, 201 E. Main, Boyne City

Click to REGISTER for workshop in Boyne City NOW!  ($55 Early Bird by 9/17/2014; $70 thereafter)
 
  After you have registered for the workshop in Manistee, if you wish to pay by credit card, click:
 Pay by Credit Card.
  or you may pay by check: Please make check payable to: Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, 
  PO Box 506, Traverse City, MI 49685-0506

 


In Manistee
Monday, September 29, 2014, (6pm-9pm)
Manistee City Hall, 70 Maple Street, 3rd floor conference room

Click to REGISTER for workshop in Manistee NOW!  ($55 Early Bird by 9/22/2014; $70 thereafter)
 
  After you have registered for the workshop in Manistee, if you wish to pay by credit card, click:
 Pay by Credit Card.
  or you may pay by check: Please make check payable to: Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, 
  PO Box 506, Traverse City, MI 49685-0506


 

Presenters:

Kurt Schindler
MSU Regional Land Use Educator

Dean Solomon
MSU Extension Senior Educator

 

 

Testimonial

Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner