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

REGULAR MEETING

June 24, 2008

 

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:            June 24, 2008 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:                      Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:       May 27, 2008 Public Hearing

May 27, 2008 Regular Meeting

                                                               

OLD BUSINESS:

1)     Sample of a proposed General Ordinance  

              Stormwater Ordinance w/maintenance  agreement                                                                  

2)     Proposed Text Amendment  

               Section 6.17 Infrastructure and Concurrency Standards                                                 

 3)     Proposed Zoning Map Amendment  

                 Section 7.03 Replacement of Official Zoning Map                                                                

     4)     Proposed Text Amendment Article VI General Provisions  

           Except  Section  6.27  Wellhead Protection and Hazardous Substance Overlay Zone

        5)     Proposed Text Amendment Article XV-Signs  

           Section 15.07 Outdoor Advertising  Structures and Billboards           

NEW BUSINESS:  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

                                               DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON

              

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   JAMES L. ANDERSON   

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

                                                ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR

LES ANDERSEN, TRUSTEE

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

CALL TO ORDER

John Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added under New Business.

1)      Public Act 33

2)      Discussion on Parker High School

3)      Discussion on the Land Division General Ordinance

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the June 24, 2008 regular meeting agenda as amended.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion Carried 4-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves.  James L. Anderson was absent.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

Terry Fassero, 1400 Pingree Road .  The Premier Farms ingress/egress on the southwest corner of the development empties out in front of his home and he would like to see this changed.  When can he express his concerns to the developer?

John Enos said he is in the process of reviewing the preliminary plan and will discuss this in his review.

The Planning Commission members asked Mr. Fassero to continue to look at the Planning Commission agendas on the Marion Township web site for Premier Farms Preliminary Review and attend the meeting.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

May 27, 2008 Public Hearing minutes

Debra Wiedman-Clawson asked Annette McNamara to check the spelling of Nora Hretz.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the May 27, 2008 Public Hearing minutes.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion Carried 4-0. 

May 27, 2008 Regular Meeting minutes

Jean Root noted on page one of one, under the April 22, 2008 minutes approval, remove the word add under #2, firearms sales.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the May 27, 2008 regular meeting minutes as amended.  Jean Root seconded.  

Motion Carried 4-0. 

OLD BUSINESS

Proposed General Ordinance Stormwater Ordinance w/maintenance agreement

Section 6.17 Infrastructure and Concurrency Standards

The Planning Commission requested amendments to this text at the May 27, 2008 meeting, yet they did not receive the amended copy in their packages.

Jean Root motioned to table the Stormwater General Ordinance w/maintenance agreement to the July 22, 2008 meeting.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

Section 6.17 Infrastructure and Concurrency Standards

The Planning Commission requested the following changes to the text.

C #1; add the word increase to read, without any increased impact on adjacent lands

C #6; delete in its entirety

The Planning Commission would like to move this agenda item along with the Stormwater General Ordinance.

Jean Root motioned to table Section 6.17 Infrastructure and Concurrency Standards to the July 22, 2008 meeting.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

Status of Existing Residential Subdivision District 1 & 2

The Planning Commission reviewed the map and requested the following changes prior to the Board of Trustees review and approval.

1)      Crystal Wood Site Condominium zoned as Suburban Residential

2)      Mitch Harris Property east of Peavy Road needs to be corrected

3)      Existing Residential Subdivision District (ERS) #1 & #2, change the color of one so it is easy to distinguish

The changes below will be made as soon as the Planning Commission can address

4)      Parker High School designated as Public Land

5)      Marion Township Park #1 zoned as Public Land

6)      Marion Township cemeteries

7)      Blossom Farms cemetery zoned as Public Land (if not part of the Site Condominium)

Jean Root motioned to send the Marion Township Official Zoning Map to the Board of Trustees with corrections, Mitch Harris Property, color change for ERS #1 and Crystal Wood zoning color designation for review and approval/denial.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

Proposed Text Amendment Article VI General Provisions

The Planning Commission reviewed the changes to Article VI General Provision.  They would like the following changes made prior to sending to the Board of Trustees for review and comment.

Delete Section 6.06 items I & J

Jean Root motioned to send Article VI minus Section 6.27 Wellhead Protection Overlay Zone to the Board of Trustees for review and comment, if there are no comments send on to the Livingston County Department of Planning for review and comment.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

Proposed Text Amendment Article XV Signs

The Planning Commission discussed this article at length and agreed to have John Enos provide text from Canton and City of Livonia Zoning Ordinance for the July 22, 2008 meeting.

Jean Root motioned to table Article XV Signs to the July 22, 2008 meeting, John Enos to provide text from other communities.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

NEW BUSINESS:

Public Act 33

John Enos summarized the changes that the Planning Commission will have to make by September 1, 2008.  He would like to provide the Planning Commission with the changes by the August 26, 2008 meeting.

Land Division General Ordinance

John Enos noted there has been concern regarding parent parcels.  On March 30, 1997 parent parcels were created and that is ground zero.  He gave the Planning Commission a handout depicting what splits are available for the parcel size ten years after March 30, 1997.  He does not think that Marion Township should be concerned about flag lots splitting a second time; it should not be an issue.  John Enos, Dave Hamann and Mr. Hanvey are working on the Land Division General Ordinance and will ask Mike Kehoe to give his input.

Parker High School

Jean Root would like to know what the Howell Public Schools is planning for Parker High School now that it is vacant.

John Enos suggested the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees write a letter to Howell Public Schools stating their concern for long term planning of the community and ask as a courtesy to keep Marion Township informed of their plans.

Annette McNamara will ask Tammy Beal to place this on the Board of Trustees July 10, 2008 agenda.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

Mr. Hanvey informed the Planning Commission he has placed two thousand dollars in the Planning Commission budget to update the Comprehensive Plan.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 4-0.