Planning Commission

The Planning Commission directs and oversees preparation of a Comprehensive Development Plan to guide and enhance development in the City. The Commission prepares Ordinances, Codes and other tools needed to implement the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission also reviews proposals and plans for public improvements and developments in relation to the Comprehensive Plan and Ordinances.


Six Commission members are appointed for 3-year terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. One representative of City Council serves as an ex-officio member on a year-to-year basis.


 Commission Members 
 Name   Term Expiration 
 Jeff Markstrom, Chair  06/30/22
 Peter Schall, Vice Chair  06/30/21
 Gene Smith, Council Rep. 11/30/20
 Brandon Gilroy 06/30/22
 Terry Hansen 06/30/21
 Brandon Lanyon 06/30/23
 John Magee 06/30/23
 Noah Belanger, Council Rep. Alternate 11/30/20

Planning Commission, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 7:02 p.m. via Zoom.  
The purpose of the public hearing is to consider proposed text amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance pertaining to Buffer and Screening Requirements, Sign Dimension Requirements, and Solar Energy Systems.  Click here to view the entire notice and proposed text amendments.

Master Plan

To view a PDF copy of the Williamston 2015 Master Plan with Maps, click here.

Meeting Dates 2020
Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month
at 7 pm, 
unless otherwise stated

January 7, 2020         July 7, 2020
February 4, 2020   August 5, 2020
March 3, 2020
    September 1, 2020
April 7, 2020
  October 6, 2020
May 5, 2020
  November 4, 2020
June 2, 2020   December 1, 2020

Submittal Deadlines for Planning Commission Public Hearings

Planning Commission Bylaws

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City Hall

161 E. Grand River Ave.  
Williamston, MI 48895
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm 
517-655-2774; Fax-517-655-2797

Police Department
175 E Grand River Ave.  
Williamston, MI  48895
Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm  
517-655-4222; Fax-517-655-6498

Department of Public Works
781 Progress Ct.
Williamston, MI  48895
517-655-2221; Fax 517-996-6299
Office Hours Vary, call City Hall for assistance, 517-655-2774

Assessing Department
Click here for Assessing Page

Building Department
Livingston County Building Department
2300 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Mon–Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 517-546-3240
Fax: 517-546-7461
Inspection Request Line:  517-546-3830
General Dept. Email: Email Building Department