Docket No. 120213, Calendar No. 9.

666 N.W.2d 213 (2003)

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF NORTHVILLE, Plaintiff, and Heather Schulz, Jeffrey Schulz; Mary Lowe, George Lowe; Eric Hanpeter, Laura Hanpeter; Frank Corona, Marcella Corona; David Malmin, Lee Ann Malmin; John Miller, Debra Miller; Tom Conwell, Evy Conwell; Mary Beth Yakima, Dan Yakima; Richard Lee, Patty Lee; Beth Peterson, Rick Peterson; John Buchanan; Ken Buchanan; Larry Gregory, Nancy Gregory; K. Maureen Wynalek, James Wynalek; Harold W. Bulger and Sandra A. Bulger, Intervening-Plaintiffs, Appellants, v. NORTHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Superintendent of Northville Public Schools, and Northville Board of Education, Defendants-Appellees.

Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided July 31, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP by Susan K. Friedlaender, Bingham Farms, for intervening plaintiffs-appellants.

Keller Thoma, P.C. by Robert A. Lusk, Lincoln G. Herweyer, and Kristin R. Binkley, Detroit, for defendants-appellees.

Bauckham, Sparks, Rolfe, Lohrstorfer & Thall, P.C. by John H. Bauckha, Kalamazoo, for Michigan Townships Association and Michigan Municipal League, amici curiae.

John F. Rohe, Petoskey, for Michigan Environmental Council, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and Michigan Land Use Institute, amici curiae.

Anthony A. Derezinski and Brad A. Banasik, Lansing, for Michigan Association of School Boards, amicus curiae.



We granted leave to appeal to determine whether local school districts, which are required to submit building plans to the state superintendent of public instruction for approval pursuant to M.C.L. § 380.1263(3), must also comply with township zoning and planning ordinances pursuant to the Township Zoning Act, M.C.L. § 125.271 et seq., and the township planning act, M...

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