APRIL 15, 2003 @ 7:30 PM
MEMBERS PRESENT: Debra Wiedman-Clawson, Jim Anderson, Jean Root and Dave Hamann,
John Lowe (arrived late)
Brian Shorkey, L.
Bob Hanvey, Township Supervisor
Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator
CALL TO ORDER
called meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
motioned to approve the agenda as presented.
Jim Anderson seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Dave Hamann motioned to approve the minutes from the March 18, 2003 Comprehensive Plan Workshop
Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.
Motion carried 4-0 (Root abstained)
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BUSINESS
Comprehensive Plan Goals and
Infrastructure and Community Facilities: There are two goals listed under this heading. The first one is to assist the
Livingston County Road Commission (LCRC) in maintaining a safe and efficient road network and improve roads to
promote use in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the Marion Township Comprehensive Plan.
Brian asked if the Planning Commission was happy with the goal as written. It was decided to keep the goal as
written. The first objective will be rewritten to read “Prioritize township road needs in cooperation with the
Livingston County Road Commission.” The second objective will remain as written. The third and fourth objectives
will be replaced with verbiage from the Livingston County goals and strategies. Objective three will be “Encourage
development to areas where adequate infrastructure is present or available.” Objective four will be “Maintain focused
infrastructure improvement to
areas that can support more dense development.”
Kathleen pointed out that the survey results indicated quality of gravel roads and maintaining the rural character.
Should an objective be created to address these concerns that might encourage planned developments along paved
The Planning Commission was not in favor of making that an objective.
The second goal will read “Where public utilities exist, insure a safe and adequate water supply and environmentally
sound sewage treatment which are efficiently provided and cost effective.” The first objective for this goal will be
expanded to read “Continue to coordinate and maintain the provision of sewer and water infrastructure to include
designated drinking water protection area. Prepare and implement a plan for the carefully timed provision of public
sewer and water service in limited areas of the township, consistent with the development goals and objectives of the
Marion Township Comprehensive Plan.”
Objectives two and three will be eliminated.
Housing and Residential Areas: Keep the first goal from the Marion Township plan as written. Objective one will be
changed to read “Encourage new residential development to fit into the rural character of Marion Township.”
Objective two stays the same. Objective three will be reworded as “Designate appropriate area of the township for
manufactured housing.” Eliminate the second goal. Objective four should read “Encourage and cluster new residential
development to preserve open space and agricultural land.” Objective five should read “Structure zoning and land
division regulations to permit open space developments.” For objective six, combine strategies 4, 6, and 8 from
page 38 and 39 of the Livingston County goals and strategies. Objective six will read “Encourage an array of zoning
districts and innovative zoning ordinance language that permits many different types of housing opportunities such as
live-work units, elder cottage
housing, granny flats, and housing for special needs.”
Interjurisdictional Cooperation: Keep the first goal and change the first word to “encourage.” Delete objectives one
and three. Make objective two the new objective one and change wording to “Provide adjoining municipalities with
up-to-date copies of the Marion Township Comprehensive Plan. Leave the second goal as written, as well as the
Agricultural: Kathleen presented a sample from Cohoctah Township on agricultural goals and objectives.
It was agreed to use the same goal and six objectives for this section; however, eliminate the language pertaining to
transfer of development rights (TDR) and reword the
objective regarding farming activities.
(Jean Root excused herself from the
Discussion was held regarding Transfer
of Developmental Rights and Purchase or Developmental Rights.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. Hazard Mitigation, Transportation and
Economic Development will be
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Hamann motioned to adjourn at 10:15 pm.
Jim Anderson seconded. Motion