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The Community Development Department provides support to the Township through its Code Enforcement Program. The Code Enforcement activities include, zoning, complaints, construction trade inspections, residential inspections, commercial inspections and industrial inspections, land use planning (e.g. staff to the Planning and Zoning Commissions). The Building Department is managed under the Community Development Department. The Department of Community Development also encompasses the all Michigan State Housing Development Authority Grants (MSHDA) and Economic Development activities. In addition, the department provides staff assistance to the Buena Vista Charter Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA), along with the Buena Vista Charter Township Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. This Department also serve as Administrator to the Administrative Lotsteading Committee. The Community Developer Director works with the Township Manager with Tax Abatement Requests, Infrastructure Grants, and Brownfield Grants

The Department of Community Developments overall goal is to perform the functions assigned to the department as efficiently and effectively as possible; to implement land use policies and regulations established by the Township Board of Trustees; to provide accurate and factual data to a wide range of individuals and groups in order to promote well-informed decision making; and to serve as an information and referral services for Township residents and non-residents.

The Community Development Department telephone number is (989) 754-6536 and the fax number is (989) 754-5930.

Staff:  Director/Zoning Administrator
Jeffrey Cain
Building Inspector

Robert Parrent
Electrical Inspector

Merle West
Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector
Township Attorney
Masud Labor Law Group
4449 Fashion Square Boulevard, Suite 1
Saginaw, Michigan

Gary Patterson
Township Engineer
Wade Trim
3933 Monitor
Bay City, Michigan

Charles Rolfe
Spicer Group, Inc.
230 South Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan

Donald Scherzer