Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
FEBRUARY 01, 2018
Meeting called to order by Gurr at 7:03 p.m.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Gurr Laura Westerman
Joe Bassil Bonnie Robbins
Absent: Ken Renaud Mike Robinson, one opening for member
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Approval of Agenda: Motion: Bassil, 2nd Westerman. Carried
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: October 05, 2017 As presented Motion: Robbins, 2nd Bassil. Carried
Public Comment: 1 in attendance, None
Communications: Michigan Township Association annual meeting in February at the Grand
Traverse Resort. Contact township office if interested in attending.
New Business: Nov 2017 LU 0; FC 8; AC 0; PC 8; ZV 0
Dec 2017 LU 3; FC 7; AC 0; PC 6; ZV 1 –lighting
Jan 2017 LU 1; FC 7; AC 0; PC 8; ZV 0
Discussion with Bliss Vineyards about land use permit. Commercial, farm related
enterprise to be operated in the agricultural zone. Determination the use is
permitted by right as defined in Section 4.03.02.D. Permit requires approval by
Township Board of Directors. Motion for recommendation to board for approval.
Motion: Robbins, 2nd Bassil. Motion carried.
Old Business: Discussion to table until next meeting. Additional subjects for review will be the
language in Section 4.03.02.D. Use by right that still requires board approval.
Westerman asked that illumination of digital signs after closing hours be
Public Comment: None
Adjourn: Motion Robbins, 2nd Bassil. Carried
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary