NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a regularly scheduled public meeting will be held by the Algansee Township Board at 7:30 p.m., Monday, September 13th 2021. As part of the agenda for that meeting, the Township Board will hear and consider two Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance that were recommended by the Planning Commission on July 27:

  • Revisions to Section 14.12, regarding Wind Energy Conversion Systems, to increase required setbacks, protect neighboring properties from noise, vibration, and shadow flicker, create a complain resolution system, and ensure that the cost of decommissioning wind turbines is incurred by the owner of the turbines, and not the Township.
  • Creation of a new Section 14.13 to regulate Solar Energy Systems, including Solar Farms, including establishing required setbacks, designating the districts in which different types of solar energy systems are permitted (or allowable by Special Land Use), and ensuring that the cost of decommissioning solar panels is incurred by the owner of the panels, and not the Township.

The Meeting will be held at Algansee Township Hall located at 378 S. Ray-Quincy Road, Quincy, Michigan, 49082. Copies of the proposed Amendments are available at Township Hall and at

Written comments on the proposed Zoning Ordinance can be emailed to Township Zoning Administrator Matt Ashenfelter at until 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting.

Russ Jennings, Supervisor


Algansee Township is situated on the eastern border of Branch County. The township was formed from Quincy Township by the Legislature on April 2, 1838. It is believed that Luther Stiles and Ludovicus Robbins were the first white permanent settlers in the territory now known as Algansee Township. Although total strangers, by a curious coincidence, both moved their families into the township on the same day. The Rev. Robbins led, but became mired in the mud, and Stiles passed him, thus by an hour or so, Mr. Stiles appears to be the original settler. 

The first township meeting and election were held at the house of Horace Purdy early in May 1838. The settlers at the time wished to call their new township ” Carlton,” but the Legislature at this time was much interested in “Indian names,” or what they thought were Indian names. As a matter of fact, this appears to be another Schoolcraft creation, and has no meaning in the Indian tongues of the time and place. More Algansee history…

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