Planning Commission Minutes July 6, 2023

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Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

July 6, 2023

Meeting called to order by Moglovkin at 5.02 P.M.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

 Roll Call:

Present:            Sue Moglovkin              Gordy Schafer

Jim Gurr                        Gary Lockwood

Bonnie Robbins             Mike Robinson (5:25)

Joe Bassil


Township officials present:   Bob Logee, Butch Peeples

 Approval of Agenda:  Motion by Gurr, 2nd by Schafer    Carried

 Statement of Conflict of Interest:         None

 Public Comment:         0 in attendance.

Communications:         None.  Gurr stated the zoning ordinance language change is on the                                                     agenda for the Antrim County Planning Commission next week.

Approval of Minutes:   June 1, 2023.  As submitted.  Motion: Gurr, 2nd  Moglovkin.  Carried

New Business:             Zoning Administrator Report – LU (Land Use Permit) FC (Field Check)

 AC (Attorney Contact) PC (Public Contact) ZV (Zoning Violation)

                                    June 2023:       LU 4, FC 4, AC 0, PC 12, ZV 0

Old Business:

Language Change Resolution:  Special meeting scheduled for July 13, 5:00                                                  PM to adopt resolution.  Robbins will post special meeting notice.

Master Plan  Survey update:  Tabled

                                    Points of Interest for Ordinance review:  Schafer offered to arrange boat                                         tours of shoreline so members could see the work being approved by the                                          Soil Erosion officer.  Discussion of whether language in the ordinance                                                 regulating this is outdated.

Change definition:  Shoreline Greenbelt Protection Buffer shall read:

Shoreline Protective Buffer —A strip extending along the shoreline with                                            features which prevent erosion.    Motion:  Schafer, 2nd Gurr, carried.

Section 5.02.01.D.2 –  Replace the word greenbelt with

                                                       shoreline protective buffer

Section 5.02.02 —  Strike bullet C in first section.  Motion:  Schafer, 2nd                                                      Moglovkin.  Carried

Change 2nd section to read:

Land alterations within the shoreline protective buffer are subject to the                                          following conditions:

Change bullet 1 to read:

A site plan that prevents erosion and sediment from entering the lake and                                      an approved permit from the Antrim County Soil Erosion officer shall be                                            presented to the Zoning Administrator prior to commencement of work.

Bullet 2 shall read:

Dimensional and structural conditions are as follows:

1.    No permanent roofs or canopies

Motion:  Schafer, 2nd Bassil.  Carried

Discussion of other language changes recommended by Logee.

Change 4.04.01.I to read:

Property owners with a permanent residence in Helena Township may use                                      that site for  recreational vehicles or trailers for camping purposes on a                                            temporary basis, provided such trailer or recreational vehicle is maintained in                                  a sanitary, moveable, and legally registered condition.  Such vehicles cannot                                    be used as a rental.

Motion:  Schafer, 2nd Moglovkin.  Carried

Public Comment:         None

Adjourn: 6:15 P.M.  Motion:  Schafer, 2nd Moglovkin.  Carried

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary