PUBLIC HEARING—STERLING TRAINING CENTER
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
CALL TO PUBLIC
for Detroit Edison along the property line
zoning ordinance. The electric fence will be modified to comply with the zoning ordinance or the fenced-in pasture
will be moved to an area further from the road
and neighbors. Detroit Edison
1,000 feet from 5200 Pingree (Heard property).
and there is no odor.
size of the arena meets the zoning ordinance. The Zoning Administrator stated the arena is 100’ x 60’, which does
meet the ordinance.
PUBLIC HEARING—PUBLIC LAND DISTRICT
John Lowe, David Hamann, Jean Root, Jim Anderson and
PUBLIC HEARING—AMATEUR RADIO TOWERS
PRESENT: John Lowe, David Hamann,
Jean Root, Jim Anderson and Debra
Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator
and Radio Towers
amendment was basically minor verbiage change. Mr. Flaherty stated he’s not a radio amateur, he just objects to
regulations. He was
present to back-up amateurs.
dish (over 39”), can they keep?
MARION TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
Bob Hanvey, Township Supervisor
Tom Klebba, Consultant
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
carried 3-0 (Root and Anderson abstained).
Motion carried 5-0.
with the following
sent to the Township Board for its review. Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded the motion. Roll call vote:
Anderson, Root, Lowe, Wiedman-Clawson, Hamann—all yes.
Motion carried 5-0.
Michael Sivore representing AT&T was present. John Lowe asked if the information requested pertaining to
had been given to him; Mr. Sivore said yes.
This agenda item will be informational only.
tower and will cover an area to the north; the tower on state property being transferred to the county—Mr. Sivore is
not sure they will allow co-location; to the west, a privately owned tower (#1 candidate for providing coverage for
northwest portion of the township.)
Jean Root asked if changing the height of structure from 250 feet to 195 feet will change the tower to a monopole.
Mr. Sivore said yes. Also, there is no lighting for a 195-foot pole. How does 195 feet change co-location coverage
west. The southeast corner of the township is a concern. They have been working with the state, yet restrictions
disallow any private concerns. The state says move east or west. Moving west brings them to this area. The
property owner in the southwest corner is open. Because of what exists to the north and the south outside of the
we have coverage.
When it is built, the engineer will design layout of the average need of five other carriers and design the structure
and strength of coverage.
(Barley tower). AT&T is
considering co-locating on Barley tower.
Co-location would be to fill gaps in coverage. Page three (Map 3????) shows coverage. AT&T made
to reserve spot at 140 feet.
up the southern 2/3 of the township.
Root asked for clarification of a letter dated in 2001 from Mr. Winsett,
Livingston County EMS Communication.
Mr. Sivore explained this information was in relationship to Nextel (800 megahertz range) and interference with 911—
this is not really a problem. Tom Klebba contacted Winsett and discussed this issue. If Nextel co-locates on the
we must run it by Winsett first and he will fine turn it so it does not
take care of additional coverage. There
will be additional cabinets on the ground.
Sivore said not to his knowledge.
Planning Commission’s March agenda. Hopefully, a public hearing can be scheduled tonight. At the next meeting,
there will be a site plan for the township hall presented for an additional wing to the east. The driveway will be shown
no additional driveways. There will be adequate room to turn around. It will be gravel construction and 12’ wide.
Monopoles do not fall over—they collapse on top of themselves. Mr. Sivore will provide a letter from engineer stating
fall zone. Discussion was held on location of fall zone and impact on adjacent parcel. Mr. Klebba clarified that the
township owns the adjacent parcel. This was not clarified on the plan. AT&T will place a gate at the end of the road.
township is proposing to use the same road for access to the park.
The driveway will take serious construction due to the slope. AT&T can move the road out as far as necessary.
hall architect will place the driveway.
If it’s used for the park, that would be a different issue.
tower. AT&T leaves a parcel that is 56 x 56. Co-locators have a master agreement with AT&T to allow them to
attach to structure. AT&T does not control the ground. The will get a ground lease from the township and the
township gets additional revenue from leasing ground space to co-locators. Is the area left over sufficient to
carrier equipment? Mr. Sivore
said there is enough area for 10 carriers.
John Lowe asked if the 110 x 100 area has a gravel base? Can the area have a grass base and perimeter
of trees and pines, not fencing?
John Lowe wants to check the exact procedure for calling a public hearing. How complete does the site plan have
The site plan has been sent out for review. Two outstanding issues, the size of the fence and the fall zone,
Sivore said no. Mr. Lowe asked
what Tetra Tech reviewed.
Wiedman-Clawson pointed out the Ambrose review letter recommended tabling
until issues were resolved.
John Lowe said the cross-section of road was addressed by Tetra Tech, yet other issues on the plan were not
x 100 area). Mr. Lowe will
contact Lisa at Tetra Tech.
The grading plan for the township hall can be used. We need to see soil erosion measures and the tower on crown
of hill with a 6 foot drop. The plan needs to show how that will be graded. We don’t have a revised plan to send out
for additional review letters. Our ordinances require a minimum of 11,000 square feet. AT&T does not need an
that large even with six carriers.
Jean Root motioned to table this issue until a new site plan is submitted for review. Dave Hamann seconded.
Department (LCPD). Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded. Roll call vote: Anderson, Root, Lowe,
Hamann—all yes. Motion
Section 6.28—Amateur Radio
Towers & Antennas
Township Board for approval. Jim Anderson seconded. Roll call vote: Anderson, Root, Lowe, Wiedman-Clawson,
Hamann—all yes. Motion
meeting, with changes noted in December 17, 2002 Planning Commission regular meeting minutes for
Section 5.05 C—Variances.
Dave Hamann seconded. Motion
Section 8.02 F 1 a &
b—Minimum Net Lot Area and Section 7.10—Schedule of Regulations
Lot Area. In addition, Section 7.10—Schedule of Regulations needs to be updated regarding changes in previous
section and sent to the Board. Dave Hamann seconded. Roll call vote: Root, Lowe, Wiedman-Clawson,
Motion carried 4-0 (Anderson abstained.)
Ms. McNamara said there is a
meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. with John
Ambrose. Jack Lowe and Jean
Root will attend. Dave Hamann
would like a synopsis of that meeting.
Jean Root motioned to table Section 17.10—Communication Towers and Section 6.29—Single Family Cluster
Housing until the next regular Planning Commission meeting. Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.
Jean Root motioned to adjourn at ____ p.m. Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded. Motion carried 5-0.