Port Sheldon Township Court Case

Port Sheldon Township of Ottawa County has a case in the Michigan Supreme Court that has denied the second motion for reconsideration by the MDEQ. The case involved the Port Sheldon Township refusal of a property owner’s request for a permit to build on a dune with a greater than 30 degree slope. The final ruling makes the denial of the permit a deprivation of “all economically beneficial use of the property” and therefore was a compensable regulatory taking. The result: Michigan has now paid $2,000,000 plus and the title still resides with the original property owners.