AGENDA & DRAFT MINUTES
November 15, 2004
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: November 15, 2004
CALL TO THE PUBLIC: Agenda Items Only – 3 minute limit
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR: None
Comprehensive Plan – Set date for adoption & discussion on Existing Residential
Subdivision District #2 (ERS-2)
Text Amendment – Section 6.30 Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment
Proposed Text Amendment – Section 3.02 Private Sewage/Waste
Water Treatment Facilities
Set date for Special Meeting
Reschedule December 28, 2004 meeting
LOWE, JEAN ROOT
DAVE HAMANN and DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON
ROBERT W. HANVEY, SUPERVISOR
KRISTEEN LUNDEEN, ORCHARD, HILTZ & McCLIMENT, INC.
ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR
MIKE KEHOE, MILLER KEHOE & ASSOCIATES
JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN, ASSOCIATES, INC.
CALL TO ORDER
meeting was called to order at
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
John Lowe presented the agenda. Jean Root suggested that setting a date for a December
workshop be added to the agenda. John Lowe suggested that discussion of the 425 agreement
be added to the
agenda. Jean Root moved to
approve the agenda as amended.
supported the motion. Motion
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Lowe made a call to the public. There was no response.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Existing Residential Subdivision-1 (ERS 1) and Existing Residential Subdivision-2 (ERS-2).
Mike Kehoe stated that he would not recommend making changes resulting in non-conforming
1996. Mike Kehoe stated that if these districts were inadvertently left off of the map, the map
needs to be amended.
No public hearing was necessary.
his opinion was on this issue. John Enos concurred with Mike Kehoe. John Lowe stated that
the existing districts should be put on the map and state that these are existing districts only,
no future ERS districts are proposed. John Lowe stated that he would have Kathleen
the map and have her check for corresponding language.
Jean Root moved to set
the adoption date for the Comprehensive Plan for
November 23, 2004
Jim Anderson supported the
motion. Motion Carried 5-0.
John Lowe asked Mike Kehoe and John Enos about proposed text amendments Sections 6.30
Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment Facilities and Section 3.02 definition of Private Sewage/
Waste Water Treatment Facilities. John Lowe asked if there had been any changes in State
regulations as a result of any lawsuits and if the proposed language is adequate. Mike Kehoe
said as if this date there has not been any changes. He stated that it would not be known if the
language is adequate until someone challenges the ordinance in court. John Enos stated that he
agrees with Mike Kehoe in that the township can continue with the adopted language as it is
now. That is how the township can regulate the densities based on the Master Plan. The
Planning Commission discussed this topic at length. John Enos stated that he would recommend
language in the Comprehensive Plan stating that community wide septic systems although
must meet underlying zoning district density as a policy statement.
John Lowe asked Mike Kehoe about the proposed 425 agreements in relationship to the
having an area for manufactured homes in the township. Mike Kehoe stated that a developer
would have to demonstrate a need for manufactured housing. John Lowe asked if the 425
agreement is still in effect. Mike Kehoe believed that is was. Mike Kehoe asked if there was
an area in the township appropriate to designate for future manufactured housing. John Lowe
stated that the current mobile home park in the township is requesting rezoning. He stated that
this property is
eventually going to be annexed by the City of
discussed possible future locations for manufactured housing at length. Mike Kehoe stated that
he would look into this issue and get back with the Planning Commission in a couple of weeks.
Mike Kehoe wanted the meeting minutes to state that the Planning Commission has been
discussing the potential of other locations for manufactured housing in addition to the one
already located in the
Date for Special Meeting
The Planning Commission set a date for a workshop to discuss any possible amendments to
The Planning Commission changed the date for the regularly scheduled meeting to
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
John Lowe made a call
to the public.
on non-conforming lots. John
Lowe stated that it is not.