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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Floodplain Mitigation



  For More Information:

Contact the
Township Manager's office:
  - Phone: (616) 726-8888


Community Development- Planning Division
  - Phone: (616) 726-8899




May 26, 2004


 Download the Floodplain Mitigation Plan
 FEMA letter approving the Plainfield Floodplain Mitigation Plan (.pdf)

 Flood Insurance Changes: For information about how the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 will affect flood insurance rates.

Plainfield Charter Township in 2008 received final approval of our Floodplain Mitigation Plan from the State of Michigan and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This plan was the result of over a year of work by the Community Development Department and a committee drawn from public safety agencies, Kent County Road Commission, State of Michigan DEQ and local residents of the floodplain.

You can download the Plan below, or stop by the Township offices for a copy.

Starting in 2008, the Township has undertaken several projects as outlined in the Plan to improve Public Safety and Public Awareness through education, use of the Master Plan and zoning regulations, mitigation activities, and increased safety measures. The long term objectives will be to control development, promote education and reduce insurance costs in the flood-prone areas.

 The Community Development Department continues to apply for grants and pursue actions that will allow the Township to:

  • Submit an application for a Mitigation Grant to purchase 3 high risk properties on a voluntary basis near to or adjacent to the Grand Isle Golf Course (application submitted).
  • Request additional signage informing the general public that they are entering flood prone areas.
  • Complete a floodplain inventory that includes main floor elevations of all at-risk structures.
  • Request and install a flood gage at the Jupiter Bridge to assist residents and the weather forecasters in estimating and predicting flooding.
  • Consider applying for grants to assist residents in elevating and flood proofing their homes.
  • Submit a CRS (Community Rating System) application for consideration by FEMA to receive discounted flood insurance premiums for residents of Plainfield Township.
  • Provide continuing education for residents and the establishment of a 3 to 5 member Floodplain Committee comprised primarily of residents living in the floodplain.

The Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 contains provisions that will affect some property owners (both Business and Residential) in Plainfield Township.  Property Owners who purchase flood insurance should review these documents:

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Elam in the Community Development Department, or call Peter at (616) 726-8899.

 Download Floodplain Mitigation Plan (.pdf - 6.8mb;   See below for Appendix G-H)

 Maps for the Floodplain Mitigation Plan




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