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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING

September 23, 2008 @ 7:15 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:    September 23, 2008 Public Hearing

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:      Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:                                                                                

OLD BUSINESS:

1)     Proposed Text Amendments

Section 3.02 amend definition of Hospital

Section 6.08 One Building to a Lot

Section 8.02 E add #14 Hospitals

Section 17.17 Hospitals

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

                                                DRAFT MINUTES  

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON

JAMES L. ANDERSON

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   NONE                                                   

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

                                                ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR

LES ANDERSEN, TRUSTEE

 

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CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the August 26, 2008 public hearing agenda.  James L. Anderson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

Mr. Hanvey informed the Planning Commission he has spoken with Jim Reed, Howell Area Fire Authority, Mr. Reed said the State Code is rigorous and hospitals are designed for horizontal evacuation.  The Howell Area Fire Authority does not have an issue with the number of stories.

Debra Wiedman-Clawson read 17.17 #4.

John Enos is comfortable with removing item #3 from Section 17.17 and relying on #4 that implies a hospital can exceed two stories.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

No minutes to approve.

OLD BUSINESS

Proposed Text Amendments - Section 3.02 amend definition of Hospital, Section 6.08 One Building to a Lot , Section 8.02 E add #14 Hospitals, Section 17.17 Hospitals

John Lowe opened the call to the public

Jeff Barber, 840 Wright Road is concerned with access off of Wright Road and Helicopter Landing Pads.  He asked if anyone has seen the plans.  He asked if Marion Township can deny the use.

John Enos assured Mr. & Mrs. Barber there would be more than one opportunity for the public to see the plans and give input.  Marion Township cannot deny the use if it meets the requirements in the Zoning Ordinance, because it is a special use Marion Township can make requests to protect the residents.

Mrs. Barber, 840 Wright Road asked if hospitals are exempt from taxes.

John Enos said that is a question for the assessor.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

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

The Planning Commission reviewed Mike Kehoe letter and agreed to remove the letter s from hospitals in Section 8.02 E #15.

They discussed the 20 setback increase for every story above two.  The setback was increased to 50.

NEW BUSINESS:

No new business.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

No response.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 7:45 p.m.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.