Planning Commission Minutes – June 03, 2015

Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

June 03, 2015

Gurr called meeting to order at 7:05 pm

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                      Present:            Jim Gurr                  Bob Johnson

Ken Renaud            Bonnie Robbins

Absent:             Mike Robinson        Rodger Dewey

Chris Dewald

Township officials present:                    Guy Molby,


Approval of Agenda:  Motion: Johnson, Support: Renaud.  One addition:  Septic Inspection Discussion/Old Business

Statement of Conflict of Interest:  None           

Approval of Minutes:  April 16, 2015   As presented.  Motion:  Robbins  Support:  Renaud  Carried

May 6, 2015   As presented.  Motion:  Robbins  Support:  Renaud  Carried


Public Comment:         2 present.  Resident voiced concern of fireworks being launched at ball diamond.  Homeowners’ insurance concerns for July 3rd.  Planning commission discussed precautions taken and stipulations of the approval from the township board and homeowner’s course of action to secure proof of liability insurance for their home during fireworks event.

Communications:         Several letters concerning fireworks event.  These letters and the one concerning Walker Shores will be added to the township record for this meeting.

Old Business: 

Septic Inspection on Transfer:  Consensus to present request for public forum to the township board for consideration.

Master Plan Review:      Tabled for next meeting.

Fine Language:             Tabled for next meeting.


New Business:

ZA report

May 2015:  Land Use 3, Field Checks 9 , Attorney Contacts 0 , Public Contacts 18 ,  Zoning Violations 0


Public Comment:  none


Adjourn:   Motion Johnson, 2nd   Renaud. Carried


Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary