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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

November 23, 2010

7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:  November 23, 2010 Regular Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC: Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:  October 26, 2010 Regular Meeting  

OLD BUSINESS:

1)     Proposed Zoning Ordinance requirements for Outdoor Furnaces  

2)     Proposed General Ordinance Aggressive Dogs

3)     Discussion on Article XV Signs  

i)        15.03 Prohibited signs subsection E. intermittent electrical pulsations

ii)       15.04 W Promo job site sign &

iii)     15.5 & 15.6 C Home Occupation sign requirements

iv)    Section 3.02 Definition of Signs  

NEW BUSINESS:  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

DRAFT MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JERRY SIDLAR, VICE-CHAIR

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

JIM MURRAY

BOB HANVEY 

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                JOHN L. ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN & ASSOCIATES

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CALL TO ORDER

Jerry Sidlar called the meeting to order at 7:25 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The Planning Commission members agreed to table agenda item #1 until the next regularly scheduled meeting.  Jean Root motioned to approve the amended November 23, 2010 regular meeting agenda.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion Carried 4-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves.  John Lowe was absent.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Jerry Sidlar opened the call to the public.

There was no response.

Jerry Sidlar closed the call to the public.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

October 26, 2010 Regular Meeting minutes

Jean Root motioned to approve the October 28, 2010 regular minutes.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion Carried 4-0.

OLD BUSINESS

Proposed Resolution Dangerous Animal Owner

Bob Hanvey would like an acknowledgement in the proposed resolution that there is a new Director at the Livingston County Animal Control office.

Jean Root motioned to table this agenda item to the next regularly scheduled meeting.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

Discussion on Article XV Signs  

15.04 W Promo job site sign &

15.5 & 15.6 C Home Occupation sign requirements

Section 3.02 Definition of Signs

Jean Root motioned to send Article XV Signs, Sections 15.04, 15.05, 15.06 and Section 3.02 Definitions to the Board of Trustees for review and comment.  If there are no comments from the Board then Annette McNamara is to forward language to the Livingston County Department of Planning for their review and comment.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Jim Murray suggested canceling the December 21, 2010 meeting and meet on January 18, 2011.  The Planning Commission members agreed.  Annette McNamara will contact John Lowe for his approval and take care of notices to the public.

There is a form based code presentation at Conway Township Hall.  Glen Pape will present the information.  John Enos noted that the Marion Township Zoning Ordinance in essence covers this type of regulation and does not have that many commercial parcels.

There will be three more strategic growth planning meetings.  Contact Bob Hanvey if you need additional information.

The Transportation Bonanza presentation was discussed.

Jim Murray asked if the road mileage passed.  The answer was no.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Jerry Sidlar opened the call to the public.

Les Anderson asked if the Planning Commission members received a copy of the November Michigan Township Association magazine.  There is a great article on open burning and wood burning stoves.  Annette McNamara will provide all of the Planning Commission members with a copy of the article in the next Planning Commission package.

Jerry Sidlar closed the call to the public.

ADJOURNMENT

Jean Root motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion Carried 4-0.