Take Action

Take action to protect Lake Charlevoix’s shoreland from destruction

Tell Hayes Township zoning administrator to not permit the Laws' boathouse/dining and event facility/boat basin and channel project

Email Township Zoning Administrator Ron Van Zee to not permit the boathouse, artificial boat basin or channel for the Law project. Write him at: zoning@hayestownshipmi.gov

Write the ZBA in support of our two ZBA cases

Send your public comment to the ZBA secretary, Kristin Baranski (clerk@hayestownshipmi.gov) that: 1) you want your comment to be applied to both ZBA cases by Kozma and 2) you want your comment read aloud at each hearing. Anyone in the public may comment, you don't have to live in Hayes Township. If you care about Lake Charlevoix's protection, please make a comment in support. First, learn more about the two cases by hitting the "Read more" button below.

Attend the ZBA hearings

No hearings have been scheduled yet. When they are, they will be announced here. You may attend in person or by Zoom.

The delays in scheduling hearings are egregious because one case was filed in September 2021 and the other in December 2021. Hayes Township ZBA Rules mandate that the ZBA hear the case within 45 days of application.

Contribute to Legal Fund

A legal fund was established for community members to contribute so that we can stop this environmentally-destructive project and protect Lake Charlevoix's shoreland. We have one pro bono attorney, but we are reviewing all legal options and engaging additional legal expertise.

Tell the Planning Commission to not gut shoreland protection

The Hayes Township Planning Commission is rewriting the entire zoning ordinance, and in the process gutting the waterfront regulations that protect the shoreland of Lake Charlevoix and other lakes and streams. Come to Planning Commission meetings in person or by Zoom. Email the planning commissioners at: https://www.hayestownshipmi.gov/township-planning-commission/

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