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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

August 22, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:               August 22, 2006 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:                         Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:           July 25, 2006 Regular Meeting

                                                          July 25, 2006 Public Hearing

                                                          July 12, 2006 Joint Meeting w/City of Howell

OLD BUSINESS:

1)     Proposed amendments to comply with Michigan Zoning Enabling Act Public Act 110 to include;

a)     Article I:       Preamble

b)     Article V:      Zoning Board of Appeals

c)      Article VI      General Provisions

d)     Article XIII:   Planned Unit Development Overlay District

e)     Article XVI:   Special Use Permit

f)       Article XX:    Amendments

g)     Article XXI:   Interpretation, Severability, Vested Right, Repeal & Effective Date

2)     Article IV Section 4.06 Performance Guarantees for Compliance

3)     Article VI Section 6.07 #1 Accessory Uses and Structures Lot Size requirements

4)     Community Waste Water Utility Systems Proposed Text Amendments

a)     Add a Section 17.31 to Article XVII

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

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

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

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

5)     Planning Commission budget discussion

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:  

                                     DRAFT MINUTES

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

                                    PAUL SIERSMA, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

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CALL TO ORDER

Jack Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:34 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Two items were added under New Business; #1 - September 26, 2006 meeting agenda items and #2 - setting a date for a workshop.  Jean Root motioned to approve the August 22, 2006 regular meeting agenda as amended.  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

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the July 25, 2006 Regular meeting minutes.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0. 

Jim Anderson asked to have the date corrected from July 27, 2006 to July 25, 2006.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the July 25, 2006 Public Hearing minutes.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Jean Root noted in the July 12, 2006 minutes, on page 3 of 3, no date was set for Carlisle/Wortman to answer the Mobile Home Park designation question.  Jean Root would like discussion on this at the September 26, 2006 meeting.  Jean Root motioned to approve the July 12, 2006 Public Hearing minutes.  Jean Root abstained from the vote.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

OLD BUSINESS

Proposed amendments to comply with Michigan Zoning Enabling Act Public Act 110 to include; Article I, Article V, Article VI, Article XIII, Article XVI, Article XX & Article XXI

The Planning Commission had no further discussion on this agenda item.

Jean Root motioned to send to the Livingston County Department of Planning for review and comment the completed package for Public Act 110.  Article I, V, VI to include 6.11, 6.27 & 6.29, Article VIII, XVI and XX combined with Sections 20.03 C & 20.02, Article XXI.  If not 100% approved by the Livingston County Department of Planning the package will come back to the Planning Commission.  If all approved then send to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Article IV - Section 4.06 - Performance Guarantees for Compliance

John Lowe had questions about Performance Bonds for hardship cases and was satisfied with the language in Section 4.06 B #1 that states "or similar instrument"  he also questioned whether the zoning ordinance has adequate language and or requirements for the razing of buildings.

The Planning Commission members discussed Livingston County Building Department for the razing of a building.  A copy of the City of Howell razing application will be reviewed to see if it could work for Marion Township . 

Jean Root motioned to send Article IV - Section 4.06 - Performance Guarantees for Compliance to the Livingston County Department of Planning for review and comment then to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Article VI - Section 6.08 #1 - Accessory Uses and Structures - Lot Size Requirements

Planning Commission members had no further comments.

Jean Root motioned to send Article VI - Section 6.07 #1 - Accessory Uses and Structures - Lot Size Requirements to Livingston County Department of Planning for review and comment then to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Community Waste Water Utility Systems - Proposed Text Amendments

Add a Section 17.31 to Article XVII

Paul Siersma informed the Planning Commission members of a memo from Mike Kehoe, Township Attorney suggesting minor changes.  These changes are not substantial enough to warrant an additional public hearing.

John Lowe would like to see a clean/final copy of the proposed ordinance in the future prior to sending it to Livingston County Department of Planning.

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

The Planning Commission members had no further comments.

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

The Planning Commission members had no further comments.

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

The Planning Commission members had no further comments.

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

The Planning commission members had no further comments.

The zoning administrator suggested sending a copy of the proposed Community Waste/Water Utility Systems General Ordinance for reference.  The Planning Commission members agreed.

Jean Root motioned to send Community Wastewater Utility System Section 17.31, Section 8.01 E #19, Section 8.02 E #13, Deleting Section 6.30 and deleting Section 3.02 definition of Private Sewage Wastewater Treatment Facilities and replace with a new definition for Community Wastewater Utility System to the Livingston County Department of Planning for review and comment.  If not 100% approved Community Wastewater Utility System will go back to the Planning Commission.  If approved then send to the Board of Trustees for review and approval/denial.  Jim Anderson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Planning Commission Budget Discussion

The Planning Commission members had a lengthy discussion on this agenda item.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson has the budget for the last two years and will gather further information for the September 27, 2006 meeting.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson asked that this be an agenda item for September 27, 2006.

Jean Root motioned to table this agenda item.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

September 26, 2006 agenda items

The Zoning Administrator informed the Planning Commission members there would not be any site plans to review at the September 27, 2006 meeting and asked them if they would like to review the proposed text amendment spreadsheet and prioritize.  The Planning Commission members agreed.

Paul Siersma informed the Planning Commission members he had a meeting with Mr. Anest and Mark Janeck to review a preliminary drawing.  Carslisle/Wortman will put together a review for the township.  He will also provide the developer with a copy.

Dave Hamann wanted to know if they followed the conceptual drawing they were approved for and if they didn't will they have to start from the beginning with a new conceptual.

Paul Siersma said it looks like they followed the original conceptual. 

Planning Commission Workshop

Due to the September meeting consisting of proposed text amendments the Planning Commission members would like to see this as an agenda item on the September 27, 2006 agenda.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None heard.

ADJOURNMENT

Jean Root motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

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