Planning Commission Minutes – August 1, 2012

Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

August 1, 2012


Meeting called to order by Swan at 7:01 p.m.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                     Present:           Jim Swan               Jim Gurr

Chris Dewald          Bonnie Robbins

Bob Johnson

Absent:             Mike Robinson        Roger Dewey

Township officials present:                    Guy Molby

Approval of Agenda:  Addition under New Business, Car Wash Vacuums Motion: Gurr, 2nd Robbins. Carried (5,0)


Statement of Conflict of Interest:       None


Approval of Minutes:  no minutes available


Public Comment:        2 in attendance. No comment


Communications:       None


Public Hearing              Meeting closed at 7:07

No further comment or discussion.

Motion by Gurr to recommend change to township board for approval. 2nd by Swan. Carried (5,0)

Meeting reopened at 7:10


New Business:            ZA report June: 3 land use, 11 field checks, 0 attorney contact, 18 other public contacts, 0 violation

                                    July: 7 land use, 15 field checks, 0 attorney contact, 21 other public contacts, 0 violation


                                    Molby presented new zoning violation complaint form. Form will track violation and response by administrator.


Car Wash Vacuum discussion. Special use application process discussed. Owner will complete and submit to Molby for scheduling at future planning commission meeting.


Old Business:              None

Public Comment:        No additional comment.


Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Gurr. Carried (5,0)

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary