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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission adopts a Master Plan for the physical development of the city, reviews the Capital Improvements Plan, recommends zoning changes, approves plats and governs the subdivision of land.

Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission is a volunteer board whose members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council.

It holds public meetings and hearings regarding City planning and development issues and provides recommendations to the City Council.

The Planning Commission meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Reed City Hall. Official holidays, inclement weather or other factors may occasionally cause meeting date or time changes, so be sure to check ahead. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

Please find Planning Commission Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes under the file cabinet tabs on this page.

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Planning Commission Meeting Minutes and Agendas

About the Position of Planning Commissioner

The position of Planning Commissioner is one of the most important volunteer positions in the City. Planning Commissioners set the future course for City development and review and approve the site plans of all commercial and industrial development in the City. An example is the new Ebels General Store due to open in February 2021.

Citizens interested in serving as a Planning Commissioner are invited to fill out the “interest form” found at

Upon appointment as a Planning Commissioner, you will be provided the Planning Commissioners Handbook prepared by the Michigan Municipal League to help guide you in the position.

As a Planning Commissioner there are several expectations:

  • Attend Meetings-1 per month plus specials- about 14 per year.
  • Knowledge of Planning Commission By Laws.
  • Master Plan - Thorough understanding and updating sections as needed,
  • Zoning - Understanding of various Districts and areas of need to update.
  • Zoning Map:
  • Zoning Code:
  • Site Plans - Understanding the Review Process,
  • Special Use Permits - Understanding the process,
  • Six Year Public Works Program - Understanding the annual review and future needs,
  • Public Education - Communicating with citizens about the need for comprehensive Planning for the future of the City.
  • Conflicts of Interest - Being open, honest and transparent if you see any potential conflicts per the Code of Ethics of Reed City.
  • Social Media - Accepting that this is part of serving local government and your right to participate is protected, but it also carries responsibilities and obligations as a public Planning Commissioner per the Social Media Policy of the City.

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