Department Staff

VAN THORNTON, Zoning Administrator/Land Division Official/Building Official
Office hours T, W, Th from 9:30-11:30.  Appointments are encouraged, call 269-469-1676 to schedule.
Cell: (269) 612-7049

To email Van Thornton click here


KIM LIVENGOOD, Zoning/Building Office Assistant
Office Hours M-F from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

BRIAN KERN, Dangerous Building Officer

LEROY PINKSTON, Electrical Inspector
Home: (269) 426-3155
Cell: (269) 876-7442

JOHN DOBBERTEEN, Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector
(269) 651-4567

Did you know that ALL fence installations require a Zoning Permit? Contact the Zoning Administrator.
Remember, before you DIG call MISS DIG 72 hours in advance at 1-800-482-7171, or visit the website here
* If any application requires consultation with the Township Attorney or Engineer, the additional expenses will be billed to the applicant.

Zoning Board of Appeals

DOUG DOW,  Planning Commission Representative -
LIZ RETTIG, Township Board Representative -
TOM GOLD, Member at Large -
KATHLEEN SELLERS, Member at Large -
BOB BEEMER, Alternate -

The Board of Appeals meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the meeting room at Chikaming Township Center, 13535 Red Arrow Hwy. in Harbert when needed.

Planning Commission

DOUG DOW, Chairman

ANDREW BROWN, Member at Large

JERRY KOHN Vice Chairman
BILL MARSKE, Secretary -
GRACE RAPPE, Member at Large
GARY WOOD, Member at Large

The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Chikaming Township Center, 13535 Red Arrow Hwy. in Harbert.