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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

June 22, 2010

7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR: June 22, 2010 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC: Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:  May 25, 2010 Regular Meeting

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Baruzzini Special Use Permit review located in the Rural Residential District on the south side of Combine Court Tax ID# 4710-28-200-040 3069 Combine Court proposed use; Commercial Kennel
  1. Proposed Amendment Wellhead Protection Area Section 6.27
  1. Proposed Amendment Section 6.12 item F - Height Requirement Exceptions
  1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance requirements for Outdoor Furnaces
  1. Planning Commission Rules & Procedure final review/adoption

NEW BUSINESS:  

  1. Review of Marion Township Meeting Schedule 2010 - 2011

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

                         DRAFT MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

JERRY SIDLAR, VICE-CHAIR

JIM MURRAY

BOB HANVEY

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   NONE

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                JOHN L. ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN & ASSOCIATES

LES ANDERSEN, TRUSTEE

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CALL TO ORDER

John Lowe called the meeting to order at 9: 50 p.m. 

PLEDGE TO FLAG

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Discussion on the rezone of Rocky Knoll was added under new business.  Jean Root motioned to approve the June 22, 2010 regular meeting agenda.  Bob Hanvey 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

May 25, 2010 Regular Meeting minutes

Bob Hanvey motioned to approve the May 25, 2010 regular meeting minutes as submitted.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 3-0.  Jean Root and Jim Murray abstained.

OLD BUSINESS

Baruzzini Special Use Permit review located in the Rural Residential District on the south side of Combine Court Tax ID# 4710-28-200-040 3069 Combine Court proposed use; Commercial Kennel

John Enos reiterated what was addressed at the public hearing and said these conditions run with the land and he may not always be the owner.

Jean Root would like to attach the condition if the property is sold the new owner will have to comply.  She is concerned with hosing down the concrete onto the lawn, could this cause odors?

Ted Baruzzini said this was the suggestion made by Robert Paul, Sanitation Engineer of the Livingston County Department of Public Health.  He asked Jean Root to phone Mr. Paul and discuss her concerns.

John Enos recommended the Planning Commission members table this agenda item for further review of the letters submitted and the issues brought up at the public hearing.

John Lowe felt there was a lot of information brought to the meeting and would like more time.  The issues to be addressed prior to the next meeting are;

  1. Hours of operation
  2. No employees
  3. Show sidewalks and landscaping on the site plan
  4. Consider moving the building to the south of the property

Jean Root motioned to table the Baruzzini special use request to the July 27, 2010 meeting.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Proposed Amendment Wellhead Protection Area Section 6.27

The Board of Trustees reviewed the proposed amendments and they are satisfied with the changes.

Jean Root motioned to send Section 6.27 to the Livingston County Department for review and comment, if no significant comments are made the text should be sent to the Board of Trustees for approval/denial.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.  

Proposed Amendment Section 6.12 item F - Height Requirement Exceptions

The Board of Trustees sent their suggestions to the Planning Commission.

Jean Root motioned to hold a public hearing on July 27, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. Jerry Sidlar seconded. Motion Carried 5-0.

Outdoor Furnaces

The Planning Commission members would like direction from the Board of Trustees.

Les Andersen noted that some of the Board members felt if there are no complaints why adopt language.

The Planning Commission members do not think this needs immediate attention.

Jean Root motioned to hold a public hearing for proposed text Outdoor Furnaces Section 6.31 and 3.02 definitions on September 28, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.  

Planning Commission Rules & Procedure final review/adoption

The Planning Commission members are satisfied with the changes made.

Jean Root motioned to accept the Planning Commission Rules & Procedures as submitted.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Marion Township Meeting Schedule

The Planning Commission members discussed canceling the August meeting yet did not come to a decision, they will wait to see.

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 9:30 p.m.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.