Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
April 04, 2012
Meeting called to order by Swan at 7:01 p.m.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Swan Jim Gurr
Bob Johnson Bonnie Robbins
Chris Dewald Mike Robinson
Absent: Roger Dewey
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Approval of Agenda: Add additional concerns from county planning commission for zoning ordinance discussion under old business. Motion: Swan, 2nd Robbins. Carried (6,0)
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: . Strike the word final in two places, last paragraph of old business. Motion: Robbins, 2nd Swan. Carried (6,0)
Public Comment: 1 present
Molby discussed slow progress of trailer cleanup on East Torch Lake Drive. Members of planning commission discussed ways they might help with the process. Members would like to see this cleaned up before the summer starts.
Communication: Notice of intent from Milton Township about starting their master plan.
Placemaking Summit notification. Contact Northwest Michigan Council of Governments for more info or to register. Held May 21, 2012
New Business: ZA report 1 land use, 5 field checks, 0 attorney contact, 15 other public contacts, 0 violations (tickets written)
Discussion of farming ordinance language was tabled.
Old Business: Discussion of further reference to Class A language in Section 9.02 (page 104).
Change as follows:
1st sentence end at that district, stike and be considered Class A,and. Capitalize word All in next sentence, strike shall be considered Class A , insert are allowed in place of strikeout language.
Discussion of minimum width language in Section 4.02.02 (page 31). Change to 16′ minimum width.
Public Comment: None
Adjourn: Motion Gurr, 2nd Robbins. Carried (6,0)
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary