Planning Commission

Meeting Times

1st Monday every month at 5:30 pm 


Henry L. Brown Municipal Building

 1 Grand Street

 Coldwater, MI 49036

 City Council Chamber 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following the approval. 

View most recent agendas and minutes.


  • Aaron Garn, Chair
    Term: May, 2011 - May, 2024
  • Andrew Cameron
    Term: November, 2021 - May, 2024
  • Salwa Alsuraimi
    Term: October, 2020 - May, 2025
  • Thomas Kramer, Mayor
    Term: November, 2011 - November, 2023
  • Michael Beckwith
    Term: October, 2018 - April, 2024 (Councilmember appointment is made annually)
  • Jeffrey Budd
    Term April, 2023 - May, 2026
  • Christopher Stevens, Vice Chair
    Term: April, 2009 - May, 2025
  • Jessika Cole
    Term: December, 2020 - May, 2026
  • Patty DeGroot
    Term: November, 2021 - May, 2024

Term Length

Commissioner term for the Planning Commission is 3 years.


The City of Coldwater Planning Commission serves as an advisory group of the city. The commission administers the Coldwater Comprehensive Plan that sets forth the policies, guidelines and land use designations for long-range development of the city. As new trends are recognized and priorities change, it is the responsibility of the Planning Commission to propose changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance that will further promote the public health, safety and welfare of the community.

The Planning Commission also reviews all:

  • Development Site Plans
  • Lot Splits
  • Rezoning Requests
  • Special Use Permits
  • Subdivision Plats

Application Deadline

Special Use Permit and Zoning Text Amendment / Change of Zoning Map Amendments are due three weeks in advance of the meeting to be considered to allow for proper notification in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

Site Plan Review applications are due two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

Contact Information & Communications

All applications may be submitted to the Director of Neighborhood Services and City Planner. For more information, please email Jacob VanBoxel or call (517) 279-9501.