Docket No. 83379.

432 Mich. 627 (1989)

443 N.W.2d 139


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided July 14, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nicholas L. Treinen and Robert L. Bunting for the plaintiff.

Nancy T. Slutsky for intervening plaintiff Oakland County Board of Road Commissioners.

John A. DeMarco for defendants Gout and Lakeville Gas Associates.

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, and Michael C. McDaniel, Assistant Attorney General, for defendant Department of Natural Resources.


We are called upon to interpret a passage from the Township Rural Zoning Act (TRZA).1 Specifically, we must determine whether the activities that form the basis of the dispute between these parties fall within the exclusive jurisdiction that the TRZA vests in the Supervisor of Wells.2 The trial court and the Court of Appeals have agreed with the defendants' expansive view of that exclusive jurisdiction...

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