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                                            MARION TOWNSHIP

                                           PLANNING COMMISSION 

                                     AGENDA AND DRAFT MINUTES  

                                                 February 27, 2007

       

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:               February 27, 2007 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:                         Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:           January 30, 2007 Regular Meeting

OLD BUSINESS:

1)     Premier Farms Planned Unit Development Conceptual Site Plan Comparison

 2) Planning Commission Budget Discussion

3)     Proposed amendment to Section 3.02 Figure 3-2 delete Flat & Mansard roofs from diagram & Figure 3-6 Show Utility Easement on diagram

4)     Proposed amendment to Section 4.03 E add final inspection to receive Certificate of Compliance

5)     Section 6.08 One Building to a Lot

6)     Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory Proposed Text Amendments

a.      Section 3.02 add Crematory definition

b.     Section 9.01 B add item #17 Crematories subject to special requirements & sub section E add item #11 crematory performance standards

c.      Section 6.27 Zone A prohibited uses list delete graveyard & cemeteries item #9

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

                        DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

JEAN E. ROOT, SECRETARY

JAMES L. ANDERSON

DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON                  

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   NONE                                       

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                DAVID SCHROEDER, ORCHARD, HILTZ & MCCLIMENT

                                                JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

                                                ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR                                             

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CALL TO ORDER

Jack Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the February 27, 2007 regular meeting agenda.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0. 

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None heard.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the January 30, 2007 regular meeting minutes.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion Carried 3-0.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson and Jim Anderson abstained.

OLD BUSINESS

Premier Farms Conceptual Site Plan Review/Approval

Mark Janeck is here tonight to represent Bill and Peter Anest.  Mark Janeck summarizes the history of this project and explained he is here tonight to request the Planning Commission recommend substantial conformance with the Conceptual Site Plan.

John Enos told the Planning Commission members he did not want to spend time n the review letter dated February 8, 2007 as this went further than the conceptual site plan.

David Schroeder, Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. did not have any comments to make at this time.

The Planning Commission members reviewed the plan and felt the public should be informed of the revised plan.  They agreed to invite the public to the Board of Trustees meeting.

Jean Root motioned to recommend approval of the amended Premier Farms Conceptual Site Plan and send to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Board of Trustees to notify all Marion Township residents of the meeting.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Roll call; John Lowe yes, Jean Root yes, Dave Hamann yes, James L. Anderson yes and Debra Wiedman- Clawson yes.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Planning Commission Budget Discussion & Text Amendment Prioritization

The Planning Commission members reviewed the Board of Trustees suggestions and the text amendment list.  The following items will be placed on the March 13, 2007 special meeting agenda.

1)      Home Occupation

2)      Private Stables in Rural Residential and Suburban Residential

3)      Lot definitions

4)      Flag Lots discussion

Jean Root motioned to place Home Occupations, Private Stables, Lot definition and discussion and review of Flag Lot requirements on the March 13, 2007 special meeting.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Proposed amendment to Section 3.02 Figure 3-2 delete Flat & Mansard roofs from diagram & Figure 3-6 Show Utility Easements on diagram

The Planning Commission members are satisfied with the proposed amendments.

Jean Root motioned to send Section 3.02 Figure 3-2 regarding flat and mansard roofs & 3-6 indicating the road right of way to the Livingston County Department of Planning for their review and comment.  If no significant comments are made send to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Proposed amendment to Section 4.03 E add final inspection to receive Certificate of Compliance

The Planning Commission members are satisfied with the proposed amendments.

Jean Root motioned to send Section 4.03 E adding final inspection to the Livingston County Department of Planning for their review and comment.  If no significant comments are made send to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Section 6.08 One Building to a Lot

The Planning Commission members are satisfied with the proposed amendments.

Jean Root motioned to send Section 6.08 One Building to a Lot to the Livingston County Department of Planning for their review and comment.  If no significant comments are made send to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory Proposed Text Amendments - Section 3.02 add Crematory definition - Section 9.01 B add item #17 Crematories subject to special requirements & sub section E add item #11 crematory performance standards - Section 6.27 Zone A prohibited uses list delete graveyard & cemeteries item #9

Jean Root motioned to place the proposed text amendments on the March 13, 2007 Planning Commission special meeting agenda.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Debra Wiedman-Clawson read an article from an Oakland County paper regarding a crematory request that was denied by the local municipally.

John Enos gave the Planning Commission members a handout on smart growth and updated them on a Michigan State University program to evaluate site plan approvals.

ADJOURNMENT

Debra Wiedman-Clawson motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.