Comprehensive Plan Meeting
November 6, 2003
Anderson, Debra Wiedman-Clawson, Dave Hamann,
John Lowe, Jean Root
John Lowe (arrived at 6:45 p.m.)
Jean Root (left at 7:00 p.m.)
OTHERS PRESENT: Kathleen Kline-Hudson, Livingston County Planning Department
Livingston County Planning Department
Bob Hanvey, Township
Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator
CALL TO ORDER
Hamann called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Debra Wiedman-Clawson stated Call to Public needs to be added after approval of agenda for agenda items
only with a three minute limit for comments.
Anderson seconded. Motion
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
pointed out corrections:
- Page 2, discussion reflecting conservation area in old Master Plan regarding 1 unit per 20 acres should
reflected. After the phrase “shall not exceed,” the language
“current Master Plan densities” should be added.
Jean Root made a motion to accept the minutes as amended from the October 20, 2003 meeting. Debra
Wiedman-Clawson seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR RZN #7-03
Jean Root made a motion to set the Public Hearing for RZN# 7-03, Tax ID # 4710-01-200-018, for December 15, 2003 at
p.m. Jim Anderson seconded. Motion
LAND USE DISCUSSION
Shorkey presented Future Land Use Map with changes from October 20, 2003
- Mixed Residential (MR) area that was formerly called Urban Residential (UR) was expanded and was brought to
district, west of D-19 to North of I-96, creating a C-shape.
- Two sewer districts are delineated with different colors, labeled District I & II. There is 7,445 acres in conservation
256 acres commercial and 351 acres MR.
- Debra Wiedman-Clawson pointed out section for condominium development north of the Meadows and Hometown
Kathleen Kline-Hudson asked how the parcels with different zoning districts in the conservation designation can be addressed.
The densities allowed in the conservation designation could be applied into the other part of parcel with different
designation. Debra Wiedman-Clawson pointed out this is a wet area but sewer and water can work around it.
line should be moved to run along the line of the commercial, east of
Woodberry, north of Francis.
Debra Wiedman-Clawson commented there should be consistency with map saying it’s SR and road criteria. After
regarding industrial property noted as SR, it will change to commercial.
Brian Shorkey stated property owned by state under District I and II would not be inappropriate to reserve for park land.
Sanitarium Road property would fall into conservation area.
Jim Anderson questioned the Meduim Density Residential (MDR) district. Brian Shorkey stated that was where it did not
fall into sewer district, but was in a non-sewer residential. Name changed to medium density and SR due to falling out of
District I. Jim Anderson suggested a separate map for conservation area to avoid any confusion with present map or
conservation district and do not color it.
area, over and above what the underlying zoning was – 1 structure per 20 acres is unacceptable. The conservation area
does not work. He also asked could you add 500 feet buffer to woodlands. Debra Wiedman-Clawson suggested changing
to show less housing, drop 1 structure per 20 acres.
(Jean Root left at 7:00 p.m.) Kathleen Kline-Hudson explained format for categories: first paragraph intent, second
paragraph tells how much acreage in that category and where it’s located, third paragraph recommended development
with corresponding zoning district.
Manufactured Housing (MH) – first paragraph, change last sentence to read, “…with close proximity to fire and police
protection and other municipal
Lakes Residential – Dave Hamann pointed out ERS-2 is referenced but everything is ERS-1 and 18,000 square feet.
Kathleen Kline-Hudson questioned if we should limit/restrict development of the still available lots in those yellow areas?
For future land use should that become a designation that corresponds to the ERS-2. John Lowe said no. This will be taken
out of zoning book and left ERS-1 and Lake Residential.
Mixed Residential – Add range of 6-10 per acre; change description of ½ mile east on D-19 to a ¼ mile; acreage will
Suburban Residential – Acreage should change due to boundary change in
MR to SR.
Medium Density Residential (MDR) – language is okay. Leave at 1
Low Density Residential (LDR) - Dave Hamann pointed out not all OSR’s were changed to LDR on map. There are
no PUD’s in that area. The open space will take place of PUD’s. Dave Hamann questioned does township want to
leave one dwelling unit per two acres for LDR. In the third paragraph, the portion that reads from “Where soils present
particularly…” on should be
FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATIONS AND CORRESPONDING ZONING
Commercial (C) – No changes to wording. 256 acres of land needs to be
added on map. HC should be
changed to HS.
Industrial (I) – The section that reads, “It is anticipated that within this land area, future transfer…”, will be left until
transferred area is subject to change.
Community Facilities (CF) – Master Plan applies more to structures. Reference to the new and MHOG Waster Treatment
Plant should be inserted in second
OPEN HOUSE DISCUSSION
Kathleen Kline-Hudson distributed Open House flyer. The memo, dated 11/4/03, regarding Frank at Data Superior was
discussed. The cost quoted was $47.50
per 1000 sheet and about 4000 copies will be needed.
suggested having an open house and then set second presentation to answer
Open House date was set for January 15, 2004 at 5:30-9:00. Presentations will be scheduled for 6:30 and 7:30 with an
opportunity to ask questions.
OF DISPLAY MATERIALS
Proposed display materials will be:
basic questions regarding the planning
community survey display
existing land use display
proposed future land use display
various maps such as soil
classifications, septic limitations, slope classifications
notebooks of draft Comprehensive Plan
Presentation regarding Future Land Use will be approximately 20-30 minutes. Survey results and future land use language
will be distributed to public at
the open house.
A mock presentation by Kathleen Kline-Hudson including materials will take place before the December 15, 2003 Planning
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Jim Barnwell appeared on behalf of the Premiere Farms/Cascade development that will be submitted. It was
data that was conceptually approved be provided to the Planning
Hamann made a motion to adjourn at 9:15 p.m.
Jim Anderson seconded.