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                                 MARION TOWNSHIP

                AGENDA & DRAFT MINUTES

                        November 15, 2004

 

CALL TO ORDER:

MEMBERS PRESENT:  

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:     November 15, 2004  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:      Agenda Items Only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR:    None

OLD BUSINESS:     

 Comprehensive Plan Set date for adoption & discussion on Existing Residential 

                                 Subdivision District #2 (ERS-2)                  

NEW BUSINESS:   

  Proposed Text Amendment Section 6.30 Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment Facilities

  Proposed Text Amendment Section 3.02 Private Sewage/Waste Water Treatment Facilities  

Set date for Special Meeting

 Reschedule December 28, 2004 meeting 

CALL TO PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

MEMBERS PRESENT: JOHN LOWE,   JEAN ROOT , JIM ANDERSON

                                   DAVE HAMANN and DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON

OTHERS PRESENT:   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.

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CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:30

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. Dave Hamann

supported the motion. Motion Carried 5-0.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe made a call to the public. There was no response.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None

OLD BUSINESS

Dave Hamann asked Mike Kehoe what action the Planning Commission should take regarding

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

situations.   Dave Hamann stated that the ERS districts were inadvertently left off of the map in

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. Dave Hamann asked John Enos what

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

Kline-Hudson correct the map and have her check for corresponding language.

Jean Root moved to set the adoption date for the Comprehensive Plan for Tuesday,

November 23, 2004 at 7:30p.m.  Jim Anderson supported the motion. Motion Carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

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

potentially permitted must meet underlying zoning district density as a policy statement.

John Lowe asked Mike Kehoe about the proposed 425 agreements in relationship to the

Highland property. Mike Kehoe presented a draft to help explain the issue of having or not

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 Howell .The Planning Commission

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 township.

Set Date for Special Meeting

The Planning Commission set a date for a workshop to discuss any possible amendments to

the Comprehensive Plan, for December 13, 2004 , at 7:30 p.m.

Reschedule December 28, 2004 meeting

The Planning Commission changed the date for the regularly scheduled meeting to

December 20, 2004 .

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe made a call to the public.

Charles Musson Triangle Lake Road .  Charles Musson asked if the township is going to enforce

performance standards on non-conforming lots.  John Lowe stated that it is not.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.  Jim Anderson supported the motion.

Motion Carried 5-0.