Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
March 03, 2010
Meeting called to order by Chair Jim Swan 7:05 p.m.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Swan Jim Gurr
Chris Dewald Joe Bassil
Absent: Doug Fadely Sue Moglovkin
Bob Johnson Rodger Dewey
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Approval of Agenda: Approved. Motion Bassil, 2nd Gurr with reminder to include Conflict of Interest statement. Carried (5,0)
Approval of Minutes: February 03, 2010 minutes approved submitted. Motion: Dewald, 2nd Gurr. Carried (5,0)
Public Comment: 0in attendance.
Bassil: Unsupervised halfway houses. Presented letter to submit to our Congressional representatives with our signatures voicing our concerns of the potential impact to our communities.
Dewald: Alden Area ORV ordinance. Questions definition of ORV and ability to enforce. Discussion of need for this ordinance. Tabled until next meeting.
Bassil: Distributed copies Kearney Township Tower Ordinance
ZA Written Report
Feb 2010– _0_ Land Use Permits, _ 5__ Field Checks, _ 4 Attorney Contact, 9 Other Contacts.
Researching FOLI request but township needs a computer to put the information in so it is easier to retrieve information by permit number or address.
Special Use Permit: Dewald discussed letter from Brian Graham in response to our special use language several years ago. Graham’s letter states special use language is sufficient. Material was submitted to Molby for review and discussion at the March meeting if it needs revision. Letter from current attorney (Bzdock) also states current language is sufficient.
Wind Tower Discussion: Bassil presented language for Wind Tower Ordinance. Based from Kearney Township ordinance. Molby, Swan & Bassil will meet this month and bring their recommendation to the commission for review in April.
Definitions and Standards: Tabled for next meeting.
Adjourn: Motion Dewald, 2nd Robbins. Carried (5,0)
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary