Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
April 16, 2015
Special Use Permit Meeting
Meeting called to order by Gurr 7;00 p.m.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Gurr Bonnie Robbins
Chris Dewald Ken Renaud
Mike Robinson Bob Johnson
Absent: Rodger Dewey
Township officials present: Guy Molby,
Approval of Agenda: Add approval of minutes after Conflict of Interest. Motion: Renaud, 2nd Robbins. Carried
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: As submitted. Motion: Dewald, 2nd Renaud. Carried (6,0)
Public Comment: (10 in attendance) None
Regular meeting closed at 7:04 p.m. Public Hearing for Sale of Fireworks permit request presented by Molby.
23 mailings, 9 returned. 4 not in favor, 4 no preference, 1 in favor.
Discussion with applicant about permits required. Applicant has sale site in Kalkaska and has applied for and met the required standards for operating a fireworks sale . Discussion of what would be required to move the fireworks to a barge next year. This is being researched and may be feasible. Cost and time are prohibitive for this year. Code prohibits setting off fireworks within 300 of the sale site.
Discussion among planning commission members of permitted uses within the commercial district of Helena Township. It was determined by the members the use would be a permitted use and the zoning administrator should issue the permit.
Use by right: Section 4.06.02.LL
It was also determined the special use permit fee should be refunded.
Public Comment: None
Adjourn: Motion Dewald, 2nd Renaud. Carried
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary