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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING

April 25, 2006

7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:   April 25, 2006 Public Hearing

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:             Agenda Items only – 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:           None

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Article XX – Section 20.03

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

REGULAR MEETING

April 25, 2006

7:30 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:     April 25, 2006 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:              Agenda Items only – 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:     March 28, 2006 Regular Meeting

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Franklin Knolls of Marion – Final Site Plan Review – 40 acres on the east side of County Farm Road north of Black Eagle Valley residential development - Tax ID# 4710-22-100-002
  2. Marion Pines – Final Site Plan Review – 40 acres on the south side of Mason Road and north of the Turtle Creek residential development – Tax ID# 4710-04-200-013 & 4710-03-100-064
  3. Community Waste Water Utility Systems – Proposed Text Amendments
  • add a Section 17.31 to Article XVII
  • add item # 19 to Section 8.01 E Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit
  • add item # 13 to Section 8.02 E Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit
  • delete Section 6.30 Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment Facilities Overlay Zone
  • delete Section 3.02 definition for Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment Facilities
  • discussion on deleting from Section 6.27 Wellhead Protection and Hazardous Substance Overlay Zone - Zone “A” prohibited Uses item #17
  1. Proposed Text Amendment Standards for Specific Land Uses - Section 17.16 Group Day Care Homes
  2. City of Howell Master Plan Amendment – John Enos to confirm date for joint meeting

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

                         DRAFT MINUTES - PUBLIC HEARING

MEMBERS PRESENT:     DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

                                                JIM ANDERSON

                                                JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

                                                DEBRA WEIDMAN-CLAWSON  

MEMBERS ABSENT:    JOHN LOWE                                           

OTHERS PRESENT:          ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR

                                               ANNETTE MCNAMARA, Z.  A.

                                                DAVID SCHROEDER,  

                                                    ORCHARD, HILTZ & MCCLIMENT

                                                JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN                        

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CALL TO ORDER

Dave Hamann called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves.  John Lowe was absent.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None heard 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

No minutes

Article XX - Section 20.03

John Enos summarize the proposed text.  The Planning Commission had requested the proposed text include a review by the Board of Trustees prior to a public hearing.  Mike Kehoe did not agree to this change.  An applicant may think the Board of Trustees has made a decision prior to public input.

Jean Root stated that the point of the text was to get input from the Board of Trustees before time and money were put into review processes and publications.

John Enos suggested sending it to the Board of Trustees after the public hearing a review and then follow the regular process.

NEW BUSINESS

None

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Dave Hamann opened the all to the public.

Mr. Hanvey asked John Enos about the procedure of first and second readings by the Board of Trustees.

John Enos answered some municipalities follow that procedure.

Mr. Hanvey thinks the text is confusing and would like to see requests for text amendments and rezoning separated.  He asked if Article XX would need amendments due to the upcoming Public Act 110.

John Enos answered yes, the notification requirements.  Those can be incorporated into this text.

Mr. Hanvey also expressed concern that a resident may initiate a text amendment to circumvent the Zoning Ordinance, a way to get a variance without going to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

John Enos answered the request would go to the Planning Commission and they would determine if the change was appropriate and reasonable.  He asked Mr. Hanvey if he would be more comfortable having a fee associated with the request.  The Planning Commission would have to take action within sixty days of a application and payment.

Discussion ensued regarding previous requests from residents on changes to Zoning Ordinance language and how that was handled.

The following changes will be made to Article XX and submitted for the May 23, 2006 regular meeting.

·                     Section 20.03; add factors to consider for text amendment request and review process

·                     Amend Article XX to reflect Public Act 110

·                     Send text amendments to the Board of Trustees after the first public hearing for review and comment

Dave Hamann closed the call to the public at 7:55 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

Jean Root motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

                DRAFT MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING

MEMBERS PRESENT:      JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON  (ARRIVED LATE)

                                    DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

                                                JIM ANDERSON

                                                JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

                                    DEBRA WEIDMAN-CLAWSON                                             

OTHERS PRESENT:         ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR

                                                ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                PHIL WESTMORELAND,   ORCHARD, HILTZ & MCCLIMENT

                                                DAVID SCHROEDER,   ORCHARD, HILTZ & MCCLIMENT

                                                JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

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CALL TO ORDER

Dave Hamann called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Mr. Hanvey informed the Planning Commission of a meeting with Mr. Mark Janeck, representative for Premier Farms.  Mr. Janeck would like to update the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees on the project.  Mr. Hanvey asked that the agenda be amended, under New Business, dates for a joint meeting with the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves.  John Lowe was absent.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None heard 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Debra Wiedman-Clawson motioned to approve the March 28, 2006 Planning Commission minutes.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion carried 4-0. 

FRANKLIN KNOLL OF MARION FINAL SITE PLAN REVIEW

John Enos reminded the applicant of the Planning Commission policy.  The plans that are submitted for review by the Planning Commission are the plans that will be reviewed the night of the meeting.  The Planning Commission will not review plans that have been revised based on township consultant review letters.  With that said, John Enos told the Planning Commission Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. has recommended final approval per their letter dated April 13, 2006.

David Schroeder, Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. told the Planning Commission Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. is recommending final approval per their letter dated April 17, 2006.

Dave Hamann read Mike Kehoe letter dated April 17, 2006 recommending final approval of the condominium documents. 

Jean Root asked the applicant if he had received the Livingston County Department of Public Health letter dated March 28, 2006 and the Livingston County Drain Commissioner letter dated April 7, 2006.

The applicant provided the Planning Commission with updated review he received via email from the Livingston County Drain Commissioners Office this afternoon recommending final approval.

Jean Root motioned to recommend final approval of Franklin Knoll of Marion , Tax ID# 4710-22-100-002; to the Board of Trustees.  Recommendation of final approval conditioned upon the following;

1)   Livingston County Department of Public Health letter dated March 28, 2006

2)   Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. letter dated April 13, 2006

3)   Mike Kehoe letter dated Apri 17, 2006

4)   Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. letter dated April 17, 2006

5)   Livingston County Drain Commissioners letter dated April 7, 2006

Jean Root noted the April 25, 2006 email the applicant received from the Livingston County Drain Commissioners Office will supersede the April 7, 2006 letter.

Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Roll Call; Jim Anderson-yes, Jean Root-yes, Debra Wiedman-Clawson-yes, Dave Hamann-yes.  Motion carried 4-0.

Dave Hamann informed the applicant on the submittal procedure for review by the Board of Trustees.

MARION PINES FINAL SITE PLAN REVIEW

Dave Hamann read Mike Kehoes letter dated April 24, 2006 recommending final approval based on his review of the condominium documents.  Mike Kehoe noted minor outstanding issues and does not see a problem working with the applicant’s attorney to correct these items.

Dave Hamann asked the applicant to provide Marion Township Board of Trustees with updated information for the final review and approval/denial.

Jean Root motioned to recommend final approval of Marion Pines, Tax ID# 4710-04-200-013 & 4710-03-100-064; to the Board of Trustees.  Recommendation of final approval conditioned upon the following;

1)   Michigan Department of Environmental Quality permit dated February 27, 2006

2)   Howell Area Fire Authority letter dated March 13, 2006

3)   Michigan Department of Environmental Quality permit dated March 14, 2006

4)   Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. letter dated March 21, 2006

5)   Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. letter dated March 26, 2006

6)   Mike Kehoe letters dated April 14, 2006 and April 24, 2006

Jim Anderson seconded.  Roll Call; Jim Anderson-yes, Jean Root-yes, Debra Wiedman-Clawson-yes, Dave Hamann-yes.  Motion carried 4-0.

COMMUNITY WASTEWATER UTILITY SYSTEMS

The Planning Commission agreed they would prefer to have John Lowe present for this discussion.

Jean Root motioned to table this agenda item until the May 4, 2006 special meeting.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT STANDARDS FOR SPECIFIC LAND USES-SECTION 17.16

Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. and Mike Kehoe researched the possibility of Marion Township requiring more play area than the State of Michigan requires.  Mike Kehoe addressed this question in his April 18, 2006 letter and concluded the Township cannot have any restrictions greater than those established by the State of Michigan .

The Planning Commission asked Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. to include in the intent that Marion Township is complying with State of Michigan regulations.  At the March 23, 2006 meeting Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. recommended changes that were suggested by the Livingston County Department of Planning.  Section 17.16 will be amended and submitted for the May 23, 2006 meeting.

Jean Root motioned to table this item until the May 23, 2006 regular meeting.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

CITY OF HOWELL MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT

John Lowe was going to contact Paul Streng and discuss possible dates for a joint meeting, since John Lowe is not here this item will be tabled until the May 4, 2006 special meeting.

Jean Root motioned to table this agenda item until the May 4, 2006 special meeting.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

NEW BUSINESS

PREMIER FARMS PRESENTATION - DISCUSSION ONLY

John Lowe came to the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

The Planning Commission will invite the Board of Trustees to the Planning Commissions May 25, 2006 regular meeting to hear Mark Janeck’s Premier Farms project update.  This is for discussion purposes only.  The Planning Commission will continue with their regular business at 9:00 p.m.

Jean Root motioned to schedule a presentation of Premier Farms on May 23, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.  This presentation is for discussion only.  The Planning Commission will begin discussion on the remainder of the agenda items at 9:00 p.m.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Jean Root read an article in the local paper about Steve Gronow moving his Red Hawk Landing project to Howell Township .  Jean Root wants to know if the litigation has ended. 

The answer is no.

John Enos informed the Planning Commission of a workshop he is teaching on site plan review.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

 

 

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