Planning Commission Minutes – January 6, 2016

PC Minutes 01 06 2016 draft

Helena Township Planning Commission

January 6, 2016

Gurr called meeting to order at 7:20 pm

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Present: Jim Gurr Bonnie Robbins

Ken Renaud Chris Dewald

Absent: Mike Robinson Rodger Dewey

Bob Johnson

Township officials present: Molby

Approval of Agenda: One change: Extend Public Hearing to next meeting. Motion: Robbins, 2nd: Renaud. Carried

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None

Approval of Minutes: Motion: Renaud, 2nd Dewald. Carried

Public Comment: 1 present. Resident will offer written input on sign regulation language at the public hearing next month to be included in the record.

Communications: None

Old Business:

Master Plan Review: Gurr shared information and suggestions from the county planning commission meeting. Language identifying empowering act and grammar corrections. This will be incorporated into the document. Public Hearing will be opened at February meeting to allow surrounding township time to respond.

Future Land Use Map will be the current zoning ordinance map. It will be labeled and attached to the Master Plan document on the website.

New Business:

ZA report

Dec 2015: Land Use 0, Field Checks 14, Attorney Contacts 0, Public Contacts 16, Zoning Violations 0

Molby submitted an annual report for 2015.

Molby mentioned changes in sign regulation from the federal courts. Planning commission will research and review our regulations as part of the zoning ordinance review.

Public Comment: None

Adjourn: Motion Dewald, 2nd Renaud. Carried

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary