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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA AND DRAFT MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

March 23, 2010

 

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR: March 23, 2010 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC: Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:      February 23, 2010 Regular Meeting

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Master Plan update/revisions
  1. Proposed Amendment - Article XV Signs
  1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance requirements for Wind Energy Conversion Systems

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance requirements for Outdoor Furnaces

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:


                                        DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

JERRY SIDLAR, VICE-CHAIR

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

JIM MURRAY

BOB HANVEY

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   NONE

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN & ASSOCIATES

SCOTT LLOYD, TRUSTEE

LES ANDERSEN, TRUSTEE

 

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CALL TO ORDER

John Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. 

PLEDGE TO FLAG

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jim Murray motioned to approve the March 23, 2010 regular meeting agenda as submitted.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves.  All were present.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

No response.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

February 23, 2010 Regular Meeting minutes

Jean Root motioned to approve the February 23, 2010 regular meeting minutes.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

OLD BUSINESS

Master Plan update/revisions

The Planning Commission members reviewed amendments to Chapters two, four, five, seven and eight.  Fire Services on page 40 in chapter five will need to be updated.

The Planning Commission members would like to review the entire document at the next meeting.  If they are satisfied with the Master Plan the Planning Commission will make a recommendation for distribution to the Board of Trustees.

Jean Root motioned to table the Master Plan updates/revisions to the April 27, 2010.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Proposed Amendment - Article XV Signs

The Planning Commission members are satisfied with the text.

Jean Root motioned to send Article XV Signs to the Livingston County Department of Planning, if no significant changes are requested Annette McNamara will forward to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Wind Energy Conversion System

The Board of Trustees motioned no further action on this agenda item.

Jerry Sidlar has concerns that the existing language in the Zoning Ordinance does not adequately address wind turbines on smaller lots.

The Planning Commission members reviewed Section 6.12 and agreed to make a request that the Board of Trustees give permission to work on the addition of acreage requirements to the existing text.

Annette McNamara will put a package together for the April 8, 2010 Board of Trustees meeting.

Jerry Sidlar motioned to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Outdoor Furnaces

The Planning Commission members reviewed the text submitted by John Enos and asked for the following amendments.

Item C delete 35,000 square feet and insert 1 acres

Item F delete

Definition add safety standards

Jean Root motioned to table Outdoor Furnaces to the April 27, 2010.  Jerry Sidlar seconded. 

Motion carried 5-0.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

No response.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

ADJOURNMENT

Jean Root motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.