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2000 Michigan County Election Results by Region
Table listing Michigan county election results by region for the year 2000 elections.

A Behavioral Approach to Avoid Regulatory Takings

This outlines the type of behavior local zoning authorities engage in which are likely to get them in trouble for taking a persons property without just compensation. The pamphlet outlines three ways that happens and techniques to stay out of such trouble. This has been updated to reflect P.A. 110 of 2006, as amended, (being the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, M.C.L. 125.3101 et seq.). 7 pp.



Anti-SLAPP Bills Introduced in State House
This publication describes bills introduced into the Michigan state house that would limit the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, or "SLAPPs". Sections include What are SLAPPs?, Judicial Responses, etc. 5 pp.

Are We Supporting Sprawl Through Aid to High-Growth Communities? Revisiting the 1998 State Revenue Sharing Formula Changes

This publication describes a 1998 law that changed the way state revenue was distributed among cities, villages, townships and counties. It describes how fast growing communities are benefiting at the expense of Michigans slow-growth central cities and inner ring suburbs? 29 pp.



Building Great Neighborhoods: A Citizens' Guide for Neighborhood Planning
This publication describes a neighborhood planning process that can assist residents, businesses and other neighborhood stakeholders in shaping and revitalizing their neighborhood. 76 pp.

Buying and Selling Fire Protection
This publication is a detailed examination of how and why townships and municipalities buy and sell fire services. Includes outline of various pricing methods. Revised. 15 pp.

Capacity-building Skills for Public Officials - Local Boards Working Together

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1917
Capacity–Building Skills for Public Officials

Information for public officials on how appropriate skills can facilitate effective interactions on local government boards, commissions, and councils. Sections include Communication, Working with Troublesome Personalities, Effective Uses of Committees, etc

Donna Sweeny, Extension Specialist, Department of Resource Development
Issued October 1985  40 pages  (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For more information contact your local Extension office.



Capacity-building Skills for Public Officials - Why We Don't Agree and What We're Going to Do About It
Information for public officials on how to effectively deal with disagreements on local boards. Sections include Types and Causes of Disagreement on the Local Board, Underlying Causes of Disagreement, The Role of the Third Party, etc. 21 pp.

Capacity–Building Skills for Public Officials - Building a Local Team

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1919
Capacity–Building Skills for Public Officials

Donna Sweeny, Extension Specialist, Department of Resource Development
Issued September 1985  8 pages  (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For more information contact your local Extension office.



Check List #2; For Adoption of a Zoning Ordinance in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting a zoning ordinance in Michigan.  The checklist follows Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006 statutory requirements, superceding the old acts as of July 1, 2006.   The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. Written by Kurt H. Schindler, MSU Extension Regional Land Use Educator. (Please make sure your copy is not dated before May 1, 2008.)



Check List #3; For Adoption of an Interim Zoning Ordinance in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting of an interim zoning ordinance in Michigan.  The checklist follows Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006 statutory requirements, superceding the old acts as of July 1, 2006.   The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. Written by Kurt H. Schindler, MSU Extension Regional Land Use Educator. (Please make sure your copy is not dated before May 1, 2008)



Check List #4; For Adoption of a Zoning Ordinance Amendment (including some PUDs) in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting of a zoning amendment in Michigan.  The checklist follows Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006 statutory requirements, superceding the old acts as of July 1, 2006.   The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. Written by Kurt H. Schindler, MSU Extension Regional Land Use Educator. (Please make sure your copy is not dated before May 1, 2008)



Check List #5; For Processing a Zoning Special Use Permit (including some PUDs) in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the processing a special use permit (including some PUDs) in Michigan.  The checklist follows Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006 statutory requirements, superceding the old acts as of July 1, 2006.   The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. Written by Kurt H. Schindler, MSU Extension Regional Land Use Educator. (Please make sure your copy is not dated before May 1, 2008)



Check List #6; For Processing a Zoning Appeal and Variance in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the processing a zoning appeal and variance in Michigan.  The checklist follows Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006 statutory requirements, superceding the old acts as of July 1, 2006.   The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. Written by Kurt H. Schindler, MSU Extension Regional Land Use Educator. (Please make sure your copy is not dated before May 1, 2008)



Check List #C1; For Adoption of a County Plan in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting a plan or amending a plan. The checklist follows Michigan statutory requirements for plan adoption or amendment. The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. These reflect the 2001 amendments to the Planning Acts. 14 pp.



Check List #M1; For Adoption of a City and Village Plan in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting a plan or amending a plan. The checklist follows Michigan statutory requirements for plan adoption or amendment. The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. These reflect the 2001 amendments to the Planning Acts. 15 pp.



Check List #T1; For Adoption of a Township Plan in Michigan

This series of pamphlets present a chronological step-by-step checklist to walk a county, village and city, or township through the process of adopting a plan or amending a plan. The checklist follows Michigan statutory requirements for plan adoption or amendment. The checklist also indicates what documentation should be kept on file. These reflect the 2001 amendments to the Planning Acts. 15 pp.



Conditional Land Transfer Agreements
This publication describes the Conditional Land Transfer Act, including basic and other provisions of the Act. Also includes a history of the use of the Act. 18 pp.

Congress Passes, President Signs the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. S 2869 of 2000 (106th Congress)
This publication describes the Religious Land use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Includes description of each section of the act and discusses implication for local governments. 5 pp.

County Government Administration: Legal Basis and Options
Increasing complexity of county government's function contributes to the need for centralized management. Offers statutory background, process of converting to centralized administration, and questions to consider. Revised. 15 pp.

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