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MARION TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA AND DRAFT MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING

September 28, 2010

7:15 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA FOR:  September 28, 2010 Public Hearing

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS:

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:    Agenda Items only 3 minute limit

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM: None

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance requirements for Outdoor Furnaces

 

  1. Proposed Amendments to Marion Township Master Plan

NEW BUSINESS:  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:


DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:                 JOHN LOWE, CHAIRPERSON

                                                JERRY SIDLAR, CO-CHAIR

JEAN ROOT, SECRETARY

JIM MURRAY

BOB HANVEY

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   NONE

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                    ANNETTE MCNAMARA, ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

                                                JOHN ENOS, CARLISLE/WORTMAN & ASSOCIATES

 

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CALL TO ORDER

John Lowe called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m. 

PLEDGE TO FLAG

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Bob Hanvey motioned to approve the September 27, 2010 public hearing agenda.  Jerry Sidlar seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS

The members of the Planning Commission introduced themselves. 

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 Zoning Ordinance requirements for Outdoor Furnaces

John Lowe has concerns with the safety standards called out in the definition; he does not want redundancy with the requirements of the Livingston County Building Department (LCBD).  John Lowe will contact the LCBD to check and will let the Planning Commission members know at the October meeting.

Jerry Sidlar will find out if there is a governing body that certifies the outdoor furnaces.

John Lowe opened the call to the public.

Jason Smith, 5950 Vines Road ; he is considering installing an outdoor furnace and is here tonight to look at the requirements.

Planning Commission members discussed safety standards.

John Lowe closed the call to the public.

Proposed Amendments to Marion Township Master Plan

John Enos commented on the comments sent from the Livingston County Department of Planning (LCDP), Genoa Township and the City of Howell .  John Enos noted the Planning Commission has discussed Manufactured Home Communities and is satisfied with how the Master Plan addresses this.  As for the comments sent by Genoa Township regarding the differences in lot size zoning along the contiguous border, the zoning may be five acres and up yet the lots along the border are the same acreage as the lots in Marion Township .

John Lowe asked are the maps in Chapter Nine can be printed at the original size.  Annette McNamara answered yes.  John Lowe also wants clarification on the LCDP questions on the crash data text.

Annette McNamara noted the Planning Commission members discussed amending the text and agreed to leave it as is and rely on the crash data in the updated table.

Jean Root, Jerry Sidlar, Jim Murray and John Enos would like a hard copy of the completed document prior to approving.  Mike Kehoe should also receive a hard copy.

Bob Hanvey asked the Planning Commission members if they would prefer to see aerials inserted where the subdivision developments signs are within the Master Plan.  The Planning Commission member agreed to it.

The Planning Commission members discussed future updates and how that can be handled.

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

Jean Root motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 7:45 p.m.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion Carried 5-0.