Planning Commission Agenda
February 11, 2003 @ 7:30 pm
Special Meeting - COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WORKSHOP
Lowe, Debra Wiedman-Clawson, Jean Root, Jim Anderson, and Dave Hamann
OTHERS PRESENT: Kathleen Kline-Hudson, Livingston County Planning Dept. ,
Brian Shorkey, Livingston
County Planning Dept.
Bob Hanvey, Township
Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator
CALL TO ORDER
called meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.
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
and Jim Anderson abstained).
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BUSINESS:
Marion Township Natural Features Analysis
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
2—watershed map now reads the same
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)
shows the total number of actual wells over a period of years, not a
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
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
area has been marked? BH stated
that the city has changed the term to “drinking water protection area.”
mentioned the last section, Livingston Natural Feature Inventory--not done
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.
suggested checking the zoning ordinance language
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,
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
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
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,
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
Township Land Use Analysis-Part 2
Plan Goals and Objectives
CALL TO THE PUBLIC:
motioned to adjourn. Jean Root