COMPREHENSIVE PLAN - July 24, 2003
Jim Anderson, Debra Wiedman-Clawson, Dave Hamann, John Lowe, Jean
Kathleen Kline-Hudson, Livingston County Planning Dept.
Bob Hanvey, Township Supervisor
Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator
CALL TO ORDER
Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.
Hamann motioned to approve the agenda.
Jean Root seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Dave Hamann made a motion to approve the minutes as submitted from the June 16, 2003 meeting. Jim Anderson
seconded. Jean Root
abstained. Motion carried 4-0.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BUSINESS
Kathleen Kline-Hudson distributed handout of revisions to all chapters. The Table of Contents reflects the layout of the Plan.
in the Community Facilities chapter were:
were added throughout the chapter
in “Township Offices” paragraph, “wooded” landscape were deleted
- references to the Pinckney Fire Service Area were deleted in the “Fire Service” paragraph; last sentence in paragraph,
the word pain was replaced with the word paid
- section on “Schools”, third paragraph, 18-acre parcel on County Farm owned by Howell Public Schools was deleted and the
remaining text was reorganized; final sentence was also added regarding the Marion Township property recently acquired for
- “Sewer and Water Service” section, third paragraph, regarding developments that have private sewer and water systems has
since these developments are all on municipal service
- “Recreation” section, second paragraph, first sentence, now reads “Marion Township currently contracts…”; references to the
Township Parks and Recreation plan were added
Kathleen Kline-Hudson commented that she called the LESA regarding map and the most accurate is the realtor’s map. A portion of
Community schools is reflected in the southwest corner of that map, so that
was kept on the map.
Significant change to the “Recreation” section was the addition of the last paragraph that begins, “In 1998 the Marion Township Board
of Trustees…” Kathleen explained the reason for putting this in was for implementation strategy that the recreation plan be incorporated
nto Comprehensive Plan. The Board of Trustees (Five Members Parks and Recreation Committee) requested this be incorporated.
After discussion it was agreed to leave “as is” and if need be at a later date, amend and add section at end of “Recreation” section to
it more detailed.
five-year-plan on recreation for township and city.
were added but no other changes.
Brian Shorkey added a disclaimer to watershed program on the last page – “The Phase II regulations are new and it remains to be
seen exactly how the Township will deal with them. For more information regarding the new Phase II regulations, contact the
Livingston County Drain Commission.” Also in the Livingston Natural Feature Inventory section, second and third paragraphs were
exception of last sentence in that paragraph.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Kathleen Kline-Hudson commented this is complete except for a decision on style. After discussion regarding the two vision
statements it was decided to use the second vision statement’s beginning paragraph and delete the last sentence and bullets and add
the sentence from Green Oak’s Vision Statement that reads, “formulating a thorough Plan review process and enacting appropriate
Existing Land Use:
It was agreed to place this chapter on
the agenda for the next meeting.
Brian Shorkey presented an existing land use map, current future land use map for comparison and basic map. John Lowe suggested
obtaining a copy of the rezoning request of the city with their delineation on it that shows the industrial with the proposed loop road on
it. There was discussion about the layout of the map and it was pointed out that industrial will be on the northerly portion of the map
and UR in upper edge, north of railroad, to buffer residential to the city. South of the railroad will be light industrial. John Lowe
suggested taking lakes residential
designation and compare with the ERS district.
Brian Shorkey reviewed details of the
- UR buffer on corner, light industrial, mobile home park, highway service to get into suburban residential sewer, suburban
community facility (including school
property), 10 acres in Sundance Meadows designated for park will be added to
open space residential, lakes
commercial spot that’s not crossing
D-19 at the moment (but negotiable in the future)
conservation district on top of that,
river corridors will be added
open space residential will be 2 acres
Ore Creek is in violation and Annette
McNamara will contact them regarding blocking off or putting a fence up.
Annette McNamara distributed a handout from an MTA seminar she attended regarding open space. Annette will also provide more
information on open space at the next
meeting and she will contact
the speaker to invite him to a meeting in the future.
Jean Root requested adding the topic
regarding the township attorney on the next agenda.
Next meeting will be on Monday,
September 15, 2003, at 7:30 p.m.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Hamann motioned to adjourn at 9:45 p.m.
Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.