Boards & Committees

Township Board

Meets Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the Month at 6pm

All Township Board Members are elected and serve for four years.  The terms are not staggered and the election is held the same year as the Presidential election.  All meetings are held at the Township Hall, located at 7110 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. 

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Township Board Members

Board Members

Supervisor | John Hinkle | 269.599.4333
Clerk | Linda Kerr | 269.668.7263
Treasurer | Trish Roberts | 269.375.1591
Trustee | Wendy Mazer | 269.372.7198
Trustee | Tim Brown | 269.217.5177
Trustee | Don Boven | 269.330.2044
Trustee | Nick Loeks | 269.207.1744

2020 Meeting Dates

All Township Board Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm (unless otherwise noted). A Committee of the Whole meeting is held prior to the second meeting of the month at 5:00pm.
Jan 13
Jan 27
Feb 10
Feb 24
Mar 16*
Mar 30* – CANCELED
Apr 13
Apr 27
May 18*
Jun 8
Jun 22
Jul 13
Jul 27
Aug 10
Aug 24
Sep 14
Sep 28
Oct 12
Oct 26
Nov 9
Nov 23
Dec 7*
Dec 21*

Planning Commission

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday (5pm) & 4th Tuesday (6pm) of the Month

The Planning Commission is made up of six members from the community and one Township Board Member. The Planning Commission receives staff support from the Planning Department. The Planning Commission is responsible for maintaining the Master Land Use Plan, a living document that expresses the community’s vision for the future of Texas Township.

The Zoning Ordinance is the tool to implement the Master Land Use Plan. Accordingly, all land use proposals and rezoning requests are reviewed to ensure consistency with both the Zoning Ordinance and the Master Land Use Plan. Occasionally it is appropriate to amend the Master Land Use Plan to ensure that is still reflects the type of community Texas Township residents enjoy now and/or desire for the future.

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Committee Members

Planning & Zoning Administrator: Julie Johnston
Email: planner@texastownship.org.
Phone: 269-375-1591
Chairperson: Mike Corfman | Term Exp. Dec 2022
Secretary: Larry Loeks | Term Exp. Dec 2021
Steve Bosch | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Kathy Buckham | Term Exp. Dec 2022
Bart Davis | Term Exp. Dec 2021
Jeff Matson | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Trish Roberts | Term Exp. Nov 2020

2020 Meeting Dates

All Planning Commission Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday (5pm) and 4th Tuesday (6pm) of the month (unless otherwise noted).

PC Workshop Jan 14
PC Meeting Jan 28
PC Workshop Feb 11
PC Meeting Feb 25
PC Workshop Mar 17*
PC Meeting Mar 31* – CANCELED
PC Workshop Apr 14
PC Meeting Apr 28
PC Workshop May 12
PC Meeting May 26
PC Workshop Jun 9
PC Meeting Jun 23
PC Workshop Jul 14
PC Meeting Jul 28
PC Workshop Aug 11
PC Meeting Aug 25
PC Workshop Sep 8
PC Meeting Sep 22
PC Workshop Oct 13
PC Meeting Oct 27
PC Workshop Nov 10
PC Meeting Nov 24
PC Workshop Dec 8
PC Meeting Dec 22

Please note that the application submission deadline is 28 days prior to the PC Meeting.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Month at 6pm

The basic responsibilities of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) includes: variance requests, site plan review of permitted uses, ordinance interpretation, and appeals of administrative decisions. The ZBA is made up of five members, one of which is a liaison from the Planning Commission.  All meetings are held at the Township Hall, located at 7110 West Q Avenue.

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Committee Members

Planning and Zoning Administrator: Julie Johnston
Email: planner@texastownship.org.
Phone: 269-375-1591

Chairperson: Frank Machnik | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Vice Chair: Michael Bakker | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Brett Cummings | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Mike Corfman | Term Exp. Dec 2022
Michael Mair | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Jane Waldeck | Term Exp. Dec 2021

2020 Meeting Dates

All ZBA Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm (unless otherwise noted).
Jan 22 – CANCELED
Feb 26 – CANCELED
Mar 25 – CANCELED
Apr 22
May 27
Jun 24
Jul 22
Aug 26
Sep 23
Oct 28
Nov 18*
Dec 16*

NOTE: Deadline is 28 days prior to meeting

Public Safety Committee

Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at 4:00pm

The purpose of the Texas Township Public Safety Committee is to:

  1. Advise the Township Board of Trustees on operations and recommend policies for Police/Sheriff services, Fire / Rescue services, and Emergency Medical Services.
  2. Review operations and performance standards for Police, Fire / Rescue and EMS services.
  3. Address other public safety issues that may arise within the Township.

The Committee is composed of five members: One Township Board member, one member with emergency medical experience, one member with law enforcement experience, one member with fire service experience, and one citizen at large.

Members are appointed by the Township Board to serve varying terms of service.

The Texas Township Public Safety Committee meets monthly, on the first Tuesday of every month, 4:30pm, at the Township Hall. Special meetings may be called occasionally to discuss time sensitive issues, and will be posted in advance at the Township Hall and online.

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Committee Members

Chairperson: Paul Cutting | Term Exp. Dec 2021
Gerard Alexander | Term Exp. Dec 2022
Richard Ives | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Dr. Mark Kerschner | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Don Boven | Term Exp. Nov 2020

2020 Meeting Dates

All Public Safety Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm (unless otherwise noted).
Jan 7
Feb 4
Mar 3
Apr 7
May 12*
Jun 2
Jul 7
Aug 11*
Sep 1
Oct 6
Nov 10*
Dec 1

Parks & Trails Committee

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 5pm

The Park Committee consists of two Township Board members, two Citizen Representatives, and Township Staff.  They oversee the development of the Townships two parks, by responding to public interest and use of the Recreation Plan. Yearly development plans are created and a budget is prepared with monies transferred from the General Fund. There is no direct millage for Park development and maintenance. When a project is identified and estimates are obtained, a recommendation is sent to the Township Board.

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Committee Members

Chairperson: James Whittaker | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Linda Kerr – PC Representative | Term Exp. Nov 2020
Trish Roberts – Board Representative | Term Exp. Dec 2019
Greg Dobson | Term Exp. Dec 2021
Larry Loeks – PC Representative | Term Exp. Dec 2019
Jennifer Bussies, Alt. | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Tricia Keala, Alt. | Term Exp. Dec 2020

2020 Meeting Dates

All Parks & Trails Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5pm (unless otherwise noted).
Jan 28
Feb 25
Mar 31*
Apr 28
May 26
Jun 23
Jul 28
Aug 25
Sep 22
Oct 27
Nov 24
Dec 22

Board of Review

Meets Annually in March

The Board of Review meets in March to review the property assessment roll that has been prepared by the Township Assessor, to hear appeals from property owners, and to correct the assessment rolls if necessary.  Appointed by the Township Board, they serve for two (2) years.  The dates listed below provide a total of at least 12 hours during the week of March 9, with at least 3 hours held after 6 p.m. as required by statute.

The tentative multipliers for each class of real property for 2015 are:  Agriculture 1.02083, Commercial .99227, Industrial 1.03542, and Residential 1.03221.

The Board of Review will be held at Texas Township Hall, 7110 West Q Avenue. Please call the Assessor’s Office at 269-375-1591 for an appointment, or send an email to tedg@texastownship.org.

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Committee Members

Dan Bowman | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Kathy Buckham | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Jim Caporale | Term Exp. Dec 2020

Farmers' Market Committee

Meetings scheduled on a Quarterly Basis

The Farmers’ Market Committee manages the operations of the Texas Township Farmers’ Market, which exists to create a sense of community for Texas Township and surrounding areas, promote local businesses and creates economic development around local food, and raise awareness about the rich and diverse agricultural areas in southwest Michigan. The Committee is made up of members of the community, including representatives from the Board, Planning Commission, DDA and Parks and Recreation Committee, as well as residents and vendors.

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Committee Members

Emily Beutel (Market Manager, Chair)
Tim Brown | Term Exp. Dec 2019
Dan Fitzstephens | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Linda Kerr | Term Exp. Dec 2019
Lorrie Loeks | Term Exp. Dec 2021
Vicki VanderHeyden | Term Exp. Dec 2021
Bill Schultz | Term Exp. Dec 2021
Shari Groendyk | Term Exp. Dec 2019
Anna Bowman | Term Exp. Dec 2019
Rebecca Steele | Term Exp. Dec 2019

Downtown Development Authority

Meetings are Scheduled for the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 9am

The Downtown Development Authority in Texas Township works to make Texas Corners a thriving, walkable activity center in our traditionally rural community.

The boundaries of our DDA area are shown on the following map:

DDA Boundary Map

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Committee Members

Alexandra Copeland | Term Exp. Apr 2022
Natalie Fuller | Term Exp. Apr 2022
Scott Ganton | Term Exp. Feb 2023
Dave Groendyk | Term Exp. Feb 2024
Chad Kerwin | Term Exp. Apr 2022
Supervisor John Hinkle
Larry Loeks | Term Exp. Feb 2023
Jeremy Spinney | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Andrew Schultz | Term Exp. Feb 2024

2020 Meeting Dates

The Downtown Development Authority meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Their meeting schedule is as follows:
– Jan 23 – CANCELED
– Feb 27
– Mar 26
– Apr 23
– May 28
– Jun 25
– Jul 23
– Aug 27
– Oct 22
– Nov 19*
– Dec 17*
*Meeting date adjusted from normal rotation

Road Committee

The Road Committee Meets on an As-Needed Basis

The road committee reviews and makes recommendations to the township board for road improvements.  They do not hold regular meeting dates. You may contact Trustee Nick Loeks at nloeks@texastownship.org or Superintendent VanderWiere at julievw@texastownship.org.

Based on need and road condition, the Texas Township Road Committee and the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County will be determining the road projects to be completed in 2020.

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Committee Members

Chair: Nick Loeks – Board Representative | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Charles Minor | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Dan Moyle | Term Exp. Dec 2020
Michelle O’Neill | Term Exp. Dec 2020

Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee Meets on an As-Needed Basis

The design review consists of members of the Corners Business District, Planning/Zoning and Development Administrator Steve Deisler, members of the Planning Commission and Township Board.  The purpose of the committee is to review design plans for new developments within the DDA to ensure conformity for the district.

The committee meets by request only. For additional information, please contact info@texatownship.org

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Committee Members

Interim Planner, Zoning and Development Administrator Julie Johnston
Treasurer Trish Roberts
Shari Groendyk
Chad Kerwin
Larry Loeks
Andrew Schultz