Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is responsible for the adoption of a long-range master plan for the physical development of Bay City. It also has jurisdiction over all new commercial construction in the city through the site plan review process and on special uses withing zoning districts. It makes recommendations to the City Commission on matters relating to the vacation of streets and alleys, and zoning ordinance amendments. The commission consists of seven regular members. Members shall reside within city limits and shall hold no elective municipal office. One member may also be a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Members are appointed for a term of five years. Members should have an interest in, or demonstrated experience in, architecture, landscape architecture, building construction, civil engineering, land use planning, and/or real estate development. Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.


Planning Commission Bylaws


  • 7 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday each month (Please enter from the Saginaw Street entrance only)
  • City Hall
    301 Washington Avenue
    Commission Chambers
    Bay City, MI 48708

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Terry Moultane, Staff representative
  • Liaisons - Commissioners Morris and Hilliker
  • Sheila Turbett
  • Ashley Meier
  • Michael Berne
  • Lori Dufresne
  • James Reaume
  • Doug Rise