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                             Planning Commission Agenda

                 February 11, 2003 @ 7:30 pm

                         Special Meeting - COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WORKSHOP

MEMBERS PRESENT:      John Lowe, Debra Wiedman-Clawson, Jean Root, Jim Anderson, and Dave Hamann

MEMBERS ABSENT:        None

OTHERS PRESENT:        Kathleen Kline-Hudson, Livingston County Planning Dept. ,

                                            Brian Shorkey, Livingston County Planning Dept.

                                            Bob Hanvey, Township Supervisor

                                             Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator

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CALL TO ORDER

John Lowe called meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jean Root motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the minutes from the December 10, 2002 Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan

 Workshop as presented. Debra Wiedman-Clawson seconded.  Motion carried 3-0 

(Jean Root and Jim Anderson abstained).

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BUSINESS:

Review of Marion Township Natural Features Analysis

Brian Shorkey reported that Chapter 3 had been updated as follows:

Under watersheds on page 2, it now reads Upper Grand River/Red Cedar watershed.  Also made change to

 map 2—watershed map now reads the same

Lakes and river—paragraph 2—Pleasant Lake is now shown as 78 acres.

Section on nitrates now includes map 7, showing locations of high nitrates (greater than 5 parts per million) 

and shows the total number of actual wells over a period of years, not a specific year

Description of new phase 2 regulations.  John Lowe questioned language (e.g., “disturbing”, “islands”). Brian

indicated the language comes from the EPA documents.  Islands falls within the urbanized boundary that is the

City of Howell.

Discussion on watersheds.  Kathleen Kline-Hudson asked about wording.  Brian said a paragraph should be 

added to clarify service is in the Shiawassee watershed; regulation is within Shiawassee watershed with

 community education for others. Jean Root had question about page 3—soils and agricultural lands, and is 

updated information available?  Brian said this is the most current data available.  Under wellhead protection, the 

second paragraph makes note that we’ve adopted language on wellhead protection.  Should we add line to indicate

 that area has been marked?  BH stated that the city has changed the term to “drinking water protection area.” 

 Brian mentioned the last section, Livingston Natural Feature Inventory--not done yet.

 Dave Hamann asked to have the Drinking Water Protection Area indicated on Nitrates map.  Map 7, Section 11 or

 12—wellhead protection area not listed.  Brian will check and, if necessary, change text when overlay is done.

 Kathleen suggested checking the zoning ordinance language

Comprehensive Plan Survey/Appendix

Kathleen passed around the latest version of the appendix.  Only part left was Likes and Dislikes.  Likes—page 2—most 

like rural atmosphere and location/country setting.  Numerous responses indicated large open spaces, natural features, 

and quiet are well-liked.  Close proximity of township to nearby cities and expressway.

Dislikes—page 3—indicated residents most disliked growth and development (145 responses).  Responses often

 indicated that township residents feel the growth is too rapid and dislike rapid rate of residential growth. Numerous

 responses indicated residents feel the growth is not being properly managed or guided in the township.  Residents 

indicated dislike of land use rules and traffic and road conditions. 

Kathleen discussed summary on last page dealing with common themes.  Should this be Included as last page of 

appendix or possibly as opening for Goals and Objectives page?

Before Likes and Dislikes, touch on some of the common themes.  Also use as introduction to goals and objectives,

 referencing full survey in the appendix.

Jim Anderson asked to have the date and/or version number shown on the documents.  It’s difficult to keep track of what’s

 being worked on.

Marion Township Land Use Analysis-Part 2

Comprehensive Plan Goals and Objectives

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn.  Jean Root seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.