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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for review and amendments to the Master Land Use Plan and making recommendations for the necessary changes to the Zoning Ordinance.  It hears and reviews Special Land Use requests, Site Plans, Residential Subdivision requests and Planned Unit Development proposals making the necessary recommendations and decisions.
 Member:  Title: Term Expires: 
Greg Goss  Village Elector / Council Rep 2018
Ed Lain Vice Chair  Village Elector 2020
Staci Bull  Secretary  Village Elector / BZA Rep 2019
Vacant Village Elector 2020
John Petruska Village President 2019
Nate Snoap Village Elector 2020
Rood Vaughan Chair Village Elector 2018
Steve Buckner  Village Elector / Council Rep 2018
Dennis Kamisnski  Zoning Adminstrator


Village Master Land Use Plan:  A Master Plan is created by each community  to identify things that they would like and things that they need for the future. This plan serves as a written GUIDE that sets forth the Village’s “Vision” for the future.

Please take a moment to review the updated 2015 edition of the Village of Kent City Master Plan.

Planning Meeting Schedule:
Meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month. 7:00pm in the Kent City Village Office – Meeting Room, 83 Spring Street, Kent City, Michigan.
Click link below to see current meeting schedule for application filing dates, meeting dates, and other information.

Combined 2017 Meetings Schedule
Under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act, all meetings are open to any member of the public.

Spring/Summer Reminders:

What to do with yard waste is the number one question we get in the Spring and Summer. The Village will pick up some brush and grass clippings free of charge. The Yard Waste Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Village Office..

This service does not include trees that you have taken down or major trimming. The Village has a secured area where you can dump tree debris. Contact the DPW Manager at 616-293-0693 to make arrangements to drop off your debris.

Other issues: Before planting trees and bushes or installing sprinkler heads please make sure they are on your property and not in the Village right-of-way.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless Otherwise noted all meetings start at 7:00 PM in the Village Office at 83 Spring Street, Kent City MI

4 - Village Office will be Closed
7 - Planning Commission - Cancelled, no agenda
14 - Village Council
19 - BZA - Cancelled

5 - Planning Commission
12 - Village Council
17 - BZA

For a complete list of meetings for 2017 go to the Village Council page under "Government."

Office Hours & Phone

Monday. . . . . . 9:00 - 1:00
Tuesday:. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Wednesday. . . 9:00 - 3:00
Thursday. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Fridays. . . . . . . .Closed

Phone. . . . . . . . 616-678-7232
Fax. . . . . . . . . . . 616-678-4256

Village Office will be closed on Labor Day, September 4th, 2017

NOTE: For your convenience the Village provides a drop box for payments and other communications. The drop box is located on the South East side of the Village Office building. Remember that all payments left in the box will be receipted as of the next business day.