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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARINGS

July 25, 2006

7:15 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:               July 25, 2006 Public Hearings

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:                         Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:           None 

OLD BUSINESS:

1)     Article XX Proposed amendments to comply with PA 110

2)     Article VI General Provisions Proposed amendments to comply with PA 110 Sections 6.11, 6.27 & 6.29

3)     Community Waste Water Utility Systems Proposed Text Amendments

i)       Add a Section 17.31 to Article XVII

ii)     Add item # 19 to Section 8.01 E Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit

iii)   Add item # 13 to Section 8.02 E Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit

iv)   Delete Section 6.30 Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment Facilities Overlay Zone

v)     Section 3.02 Delete definition of Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment Facilities & add definition of Community Waste Water Utility Systems

4)     Article VI Section 6.07 #1 Accessory Uses and Structures Lot Size requirement

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:  

                                                  DRAFT MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:   JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

                                               DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

                                      JIM ANDERSON

DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON

MEMBERS ABSENT:       NONE    

OTHERS PRESENT:        ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR

                                      ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                      PAUL SIERSMA, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

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CALL TO ORDER

Jack Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jean Root motioned to approve the agenda.  Dave Hamann seconded.  

Motion carried 5-0. 

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None heard.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

No minutes to approve.

OLD BUSINESS

Article XX Proposed amendments to comply with Public Act 110

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma stated there have been no changes to the text since the last meeting.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Article VI General Provisions Proposed Amendments to comply with Public Act 110

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma answered no.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Community Waste Water Utility Systems Proposed Text Amendments

Add a Section 17.31 to Article XVII

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma answered no.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Add item #19 to Section 8.01 E Uses Permitted By Right

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma answered no.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Add item #13 to Section 8.02 E Uses Permitted by Right

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma answered no.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Delete Section 6.30 Private Sewage Waste/Water Treatment Facilities Overlay Zone

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma answered no.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Delete definition of Private Sewage Waste/Water Treatment Facilities and replace with a new Community Waste/Water Utility Systems

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma answered no.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Article VI Section 6.07 #1 Accessory Uses and Structures Lot Size Requirements

John Lowe asked Paul Siersma if he had any comments on the agenda item.

Paul Siersma answered no.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission members if they had any comments.

The commissioners responded no. 

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

None heard.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Jean Root asked to revision Section 17.31.  Her notes indicate Location Requirements; subsection D #4 b was to be stricken from the proposed amendment.  Paul Siersma said he thought the Planning Commission members had decided to keep that text.  He will check his notes to be sure and let the Planning Commission know at the August 22, 2006 meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:28 p.m.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

July 25, 2006

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:     July 25, 2006 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:                  Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:   May 23, 2006 Regular Meeting  

                                                 June 27, 2006 Regular Meeting

                                                June 27, 2006 Public Hearing

OLD BUSINESS:

1)     Article IV Section 4.06 Performance Guarantees for Compliance

2)     Article XIII Planned Unit Development Overlay District amendments to comply with PA 110

3)     Article V Zoning Board of Appeals amendments to comply with PA 110

4)     Planning Commission budget discussion

NEW BUSINESS:

1)     Northern Lights Site Condominium Preliminary Site Plan Review Tax ID# 4710-10-100-044 located South of Sanitorium Road and West of County Farm Road formerly Northern Materials extraction operation

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

REGULAR MEETING - DRAFT MINUTES

JULY 25, 2006

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:     JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

                                       JIM ANDERSON

                                       DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON

MEMBERS ABSENT:       NONE                                       

OTHERS PRESENT:        ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR

                                       ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                       PHIL WESTMORELAND, ORCHARD, HILTZ & MCCLIMENT

                                       DAVID SCHROEDER, ORCHARD, HILTZ & MCCLIMENT

                                       PAUL SIERSMA, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

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CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The Planning Commission members agreed to add under new business, item #3 Planning Commission requests clean copies of all Public Act 110 amendments prior to sending to Livingston County Department of Planning.  Also, move agenda item #1 Northern Lights Site Condominium preliminary Site Plan Review to the first item of business.  Jean Root motioned to approve the July 25, 2006 regular meeting agenda as amended.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0. 

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None heard.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The Planning Commission members discussed a memo sent by the zoning administrator regarding the correct procedure for correcting minutes.  Any corrections to the minutes presented at a meeting will be done in the following manner.  The text to be corrected will be stricken, a carrot and corrections will be inserted and the minutes will be signed as amended.

The Planning Commission members would like more information on this procedure. They want to know what public act requires this procedure.

The zoning administrator will bring that information to the August 22, 2006 meeting.

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the May 23, 2006 Regular meeting minutes.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0. 

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the June 27, 2006 Regular meeting minutes.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0. 

Jean Root motioned to approve the June 27, 2006 Public Hearing minutes.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Northern Lights Site Condominium Preliminary Site Plan Review

Debra Wiedman-Clawson abstained from the agenda item.

Jim Barnwell gave a presentation of the proposed development and asked the Planning Commission members for direction on two comments made by the township planning consultant.

1)      The planning consultant suggested a sidewalk easement.  Jim Barnwell feels they are providing adequate easement for future sidewalks.

   2)      The planning consultant questioned the detention pond and Lot #14.  Jim Barnwell    stated the 3 freeboard is at the property line and places no restrictions on Lot #14.

Paul Siersma summarized Carlisle/Wortman review and comment.  The outstanding issues are minor and if the Planning Commission recommends preliminary approval this can be sent to the Board of Trustees for preliminary review and approval/denial.

Dave Schroeder of Orchard, Hiltz and McCliment summarized their review and comment.  The outstanding issues are minor and they are recommending preliminary approval.

The Howell Area Fire Authority (HAFA) thought there would be four hydrants within the development, yet thought the development was satisfactory.

The Planning Commission members, Jim Barnwell and owner of the property discussed the potential extension of the water district with the following concerns.

1)      The Marion Township Comprehensive Plan designates a water district that is to the north of this development.  If the Planning Commission requested hook up the Comprehensive Plan would have to be amended. 

2)      The Planning Commission members felt this is a decision the Board of Trustees would make and if a legal opinion is necessary the Board of Trustees would be the ones who would request this.

3)      Ask Mike Kehoe to determine what jurisdiction the HAFA has with this site plan and the ramifications of presence setting for future projects.

4)      The owner of the property does not want to hook up to water.

5)      Jim Barnwell stated the plan is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and does not agree with the concept of connecting to the water district.

6)      Paul Siersma suggested clarification as to the basis of the recommendation.

7)      Special assessment districts to differ the costs were discussed.

8)      Jim Barnwell agreed to provide an easement for future connection to water district.

 Jean Root motioned to send Northern Lights Tax ID# 4710-10-100-044 preliminary site plan dated June 30, 2006 to the Board of Trustees for review and approval to include all documentation from the July 25, 2006 meeting and a copy of the draft minutes.  Annette McNamara to request a review and comment by Carlisle/Wortman and Mike Kehoe regarding the HAFA letter and the possible legal ramifications.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0. 

Jim Barnwell would like a separate motion requesting the Carlisle/Wortman and Mike Kehoe review and comment.  He does not think it is fair for his client to pay for this.  It is a Planning Commission request.

OLD BUSINESS

Article IV - Section 4.06 Performance Guarantees for Compliance

Paul Siersma summarized; a public hearing was held on June 27, 2006 at that time there were no comments or changes requested.  These are straightforward amendments.

Jean Root motioned to hold Section 4.06 and send to the Livingston County Department of Planning with the Public Act 110 amendments.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Article XIII Planned Unit Development Overlay District - Proposed amendments to comply with PA 110

Paul Siersma noted there have not been any changes to the text.

Jean Root motioned to hold Article XIII and send to the Livingston County Department of Planning with the Public Act 110 amendments.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Proposed amendments to comply with Michigan Zoning Enabling Act Public Act 110 to include; Article V

Paul Siersma noted there was one change surety bond was deleted and similar instrument was inserted.

Jean Root motioned to hold Article V and send to the Livingston County Department of Planning with the Public Act 110 amendments.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Planning Commission Budget Discussion

Dave Hamann motioned to table this agenda item.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Appointment of a Planning Commission members for Marion Township & City of Howell Joint Planning Commission Committee

Dave Hamann motioned to appoint John Lowe and Jim Anderson as representatives for the Joint Planning Commission Committee with City of Howell and provide report from each meeting.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 3-0.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Bob Hanvey had questions on who defines an applicant meets criteria for Planned Unit Development submittals.  The Planning Commission members agreed the planning consultant would determine this along with the Planning Commission members.

The Planning Commission budget and responsibility for the budget was discussed.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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