Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
April 01, 2015
Meeting called to order by Gurr (7:06 pm)
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Gurr Bob Johnson
Bonnie Robbins Chris Dewald
Absent: Ken Renaud Rodger Dewey
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Approval of Agenda: Motion: Robbins, 2nd Johnson. Carried
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: March 4, 2015 Motion: Robbins. 2nd Dewald. Approved as submitted.
Public Comment: (3) Discussion of septic tank inspection on sale or transfer. Information distributed to the planning commission members with request to come back and present a more formal request that Helena Township adopt zoning language to address septic inspection. Planning commission will place this on the agenda for the next regular meeting. (May 6, 2015).
Master Plan Review: Discussion of the topics already identified for review during the zoning ordinance. Robbins distributed a working copy with notes for discussion and comment at the May meeting.
Fine Language: Discussion of what Supervisor Teague requests the planning commission considered during discussion of fine language or further need of language review from our legal counsel. Teague requests we determine the desired outcome of the language and the means and cost of enforcement the language may create.
March 2015: Land Use 3, Field Checks 7 , Attorney Contacts 1 , Public Contacts 12 , Zoning Violations 0
Discussion of storage of junk cars and other vehicles. Dewald read the language from Section 5.01.02. Agreement that this language addresses the concern. Topic may be revisited in the future.
Public Comment: Discussion of improvements on accessory structure and ordinance language that may apply.
Adjourn: Motion Dewald, 2nd Johnson. Carried
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary