Home

Agenda/Minutes 

Planning/Zoning

Assessing

Bulletin Board

Business Directory

Cemeteries

Clerk's Corner

Community Events

Contact Information

DPW

Development Documents

FAQ

Financial information

Heritage Days

Links  

Meeting Calendar

Newsletters

Officials

Parks

Plats

Planning/Zoning

PropertyTax/Assessing Data

Township Agreements

Rental Policy

Treasurer's Report

 

MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA AND DRAFT MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

May 4, 2006

7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:     May 4, 2006 Special Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:              Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:          

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. 6.20 A - Private Roads Serving Single-Family, Multiple-Family and Commercial Developments
  2. 6.20 B Pre-Existing Non-Conforming Private Roads Serving Single-Family, Multiple-Family and Commercial Developments
  3. Planning Commission priorities for 2006
  4. Planning Commission Budget
  5. 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

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

SPECIAL MEETING - DRAFT MINUTES

MAY 4, 2006

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:    JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

                                      JIM ANDERSON

                                      JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

DEBRA WEIDMAN-CLAWSON

MEMBERS ABSENT:       NONE                                       

OTHERS PRESENT:        ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR

                                       ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                      PHIL WESTMORELAND, O, H & M

                                      DAVID SCHROEDER, O, H, & M                                             

                                     JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN                        

******************************************************************

CALL TO ORDER

Jack Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dave Hamann would like the proposed text amendment spreadsheet to be the first item under Old Business on all special meeting agendas to review the status of the proposed amendments and decide which items are the highest priorities. Tonight this will be included under item #3, Old Business.  New Business will be amended to include item #1 - Public Act 110; item #2 - Set a public hearing for the Musson Hills South street lighting variance; item #3 - Schedule a special meeting for June.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Charlie Musson 333 Triangle Lake Road noted at the last Board of Trustees meeting there was discussion about issuing land use permits for developments when the infrastructure incomplete.  The township should require a bond for these items. 

Discussion ensued on performance bonds, the details of OHM construction observation and amending Article IV, Section 4.06 to better protect the township.

Phil Westmoreland suggested a irrevocable letter of credit in place of a performance bond and requiring the developer use Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) average unit prices to determine the amount necessary to complete the construction of remaining work at the time the a single family home land use permit is issued.  Phil also suggested using a developers agreement that would be registered at the deeds office, and have the performance guarantee assessed and in the agreement.  If the developers sells to anyone else this would be brought up during the sale.

John Enos will submit for the next regular meeting suggested changes for Section 4.06.  These changes will include;

                     removing text referencing bonds

                     replace with irrevocable letter of credit

                     review to insure private roads and site condominium developments are covered

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None

OLD BUSINESS

6.20 A - PRE-EXISTING NON-CONFORMING PRIVATE ROADS SERVING SINGLE-FAMILY, MULTIPLE-FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENMTS

Phil Westmoreland summarized the Private Roads standards for the Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission members discussed the number of homes to allow on a Private Roads with one or more points of access, how many roads in the township this would affect and pre-existing non-conforming private road ordinances for other townships.

It was suggested this all may change with Public Act 110 which states Townships do not have to address pre-existing non-conformities.  The Planning Commission members agreed to review Public Act 110 prior to making any decisions.

Debra Wiedman-Clawson motioned to postpone Old Business agenda items #1 & 2 until discussion on agenda item #3 is complete.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

6.20 A - PRIVATE ROADS SERVING SINGLE-FAMILY, MULTIPLE-FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENMTS

See above motion.

PLANNING COMMISSION PRIORITIES FOR 2006

The Planning Commission members agree their priorities will change as a result of Public Act 110 and that agenda item should be discussed first.

Debra Wiedman-Clawson motioned to postpone Old Business agenda items #3, 4, 5, and 6 until after New Business agenda item #1 Public Act 110.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

PLANNING COMMISSION BUDGET

See above motion.

COMMUNITY WASTE WATER UTILITY SYSTEMS - PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS

See above motion.

CITY OF HOWELL MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT

See above motion.

NEW BUSINESS

PUBLIC ACT 110

John Enos summarized changes as a result of Public Act 110.

John Lowe wants John Enos to confer with Mike Kehoe and have those both attend the next workshop to summarize for the Planning Commission, the changes to the zoning ordinance.

John Enos will submit a summary of the proposed changes for the May 23, 2006 regular meeting.  He will also send a copy of this to Mike Kehoe for his review prior to the next workshop so Mike is prepared to answer any questions the Planning Commission members may have.

Jean Root motioned to hold a public hearing based on Public Act 110 of 2006 @ 7:30 p.m. on June 6, 2006.

MUSSON HILLS SOUTH

John Enos reminded the Planning Commission of the variance requirement in the Subdivision Control Act.  If the applicant does not want to include street lighting throughout the development a public hearing must be held prior to the Planning Commission making a decision.

Jean Root motioned to hold a public hearing @ 7:15 p.m. on June 27, 2006.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING

The Planning Commission would like Community Waste/Water Utility Systems on the special meeting agenda.  They would also like the Board of Trustees to get a copy of the Community Waste/Water Utility Systems General Ordinance and the Planning Commission February 28, 2006 minutes.

John Enos and Mike Kehoe will attend this meeting.

Jean Root motioned to schedule a workshop on June 6, 2006, agenda items to include Public Act 110 and Community Waste/Water Utility Systems zoning ordinance amendments following the public hearing.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None heard.

ADJOURNMENT

Debra Wiedman-Clawson motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hit Counter