Helena Twp Planning Commission Mtg: June 1, 2017

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Helena Township Planning Commission

June 1, 2017

Gurr called meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                               Present:                 Jim Gurr                        Bonnie Robbins

Laura Westerman       Joe Bassil

Mike Robinson             Ken Renaud

Absent:                  Chris Dewald

Township officials present:                               Bob Logee,

Approval of Agenda:  As presented. Motion: Robbins, 2nd: Renaud. Carried

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None     

Approval of Minutes:       As presented. Motion: Robbins, 2nd Renaud. Carried

Public Comment:               1 present. None

Communications:             None

Old Business:

Discussion of zoning ordinance points to be addressed. Gurr outlined key points that should be handled in July or August so a public hearing can be scheduled. These points would address digital signs, shoreline language, and Commercial District setbacks. Work group of Gurr, Robbins, Westerman, and zoning administration office staff will work on language for suggestion.

Possible language discussed for greenbelt area as follows:

A pass or walk may be constructed to the water’s edge to a width of eight feet. Any land alterations shall require a permit from the county Soil and Erosion office.

Discussion on need for special use permit and public hearing for digital signs. Agreement that it allows neighbors to have a voice in placement of signs in their neighborhood. This will be discussed further at a future meeting.

New Business:

ZA Report: May: 7 LU, 3 FC, 0 AC, 10 PC, 1 ZV

Discussion with Logee about sign at boat storage. Public hearing will be scheduled for the July meeting.             

Public Comment: None                                             

Adjourn: Motion Robbins, 2nd Renaud. Carried

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins, Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary