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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA and MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING

May 27, 2008

CALL TO ORDER:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:      May 27, 2008 Public Hearing

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:               Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM:  None

OLD BUSINESS:

                   1)     Proposed Text Amendment Section 6.14 Home Occupations

NEW BUSINESS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

                                                   DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

DAVE HAMANN, CO-CHAIRPERSON

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

DEBRA WIEDMAN-CLAWSON

JAMES L. ANDERSON             

                                                          

MEMBERS ABSENT:                NONE   

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                LAURA KREPPS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN

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CALL TO ORDER

John Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the May 27, 2008 public hearing agenda.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves.  All were present.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

No response.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

No minutes to approve.

OLD BUSINESS

Proposed Text Amendment Section 6.14 Home Occupations

John Lowe opened the call to the public.  

Nora Hretz, 2853 Dutcher Road; she has concerns that the language of Section 6.14 item C is disingenuous and there are many activities that could create conditions that would constitute a nuisance to neighboring property owners.  Both she and the person she shares a home with work out of the home and she does not want the proposed language to have a negative affect on their home based occupations.

The Planning Commission clarified the intent of the language.  No one thought it would have a negative effect on the current home occupations.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

John Lowe asked the Planning Commission if they had any comments.

Jean Root noted on page 1 of 7 item I; at the last meeting the Planning Commission asked that firearms sales be deleted from the sentence.  Also on page 5 of 7 item C; this language is confusing.

The Planning Commission members agreed that item C should read:  The Planning Commission may require additional information if it determines the character of the project, site or surrounding conditions necessitates further investigation, allowing it to make a sound decision on the application.

NEW BUSINESS:

No new business

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

No response.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 7:40 p.m.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.