Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
May 1, 2013
Meeting called to order by Swan at 7:00 p.m.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Swan Jim Gurr
Chris Dewald Bonnie Robbins
Mike Robinson Bob Johnson
Absent: Rodger Dewey
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Approval of Agenda: As submitted. Motion: Johnson, 2nd Dewald. Carried
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: As submitted. Motion: Gurr, 2nd Dewald. Carried
Public Comment: Molby discussed short term rentals. Owner advertising less than 7 days. He will discuss it with the owner.
New Business: Regular Meeting closed. Public Hearing opened 7:14 pm.
Bed & Breakfast Special Use, McPhearson Road.
Molby mailed 6 notices to surrounding property owners. 3 returned stating they were in favor of the request.
Review of Section 3.04 B. Request meets all applicable standards.
Motion by Dewald to recommend approval contingent to meeting any required permits. Supported by Gurr. Carried with one vote (Robbins) being withheld.
Public Hearing closed 7:22 pm
Regular meeting re-opened.
ZA report (April) 1 land use, 6 field checks, 0 attorney contact, 11 other public contacts,
Elections: Motion by Robinson, supported by Dewald to elect the following officers: ChairJim Swan; Vice ChairJim Gurr; SecretaryBonnie Robbins. Motion carried.
RV Complaint: Molby reported RV is not used as a full-time residence, owner indicates he intends to build. Johnson verified the RV is not being used full-time. Discussion of 30 day limit and whether it should be removed to avoid misperception of RV not being allowed to be parked for 30 days whether in use or not. Discussion of need to address multiple RVs on a site. Molby will inform the owner of the 30 day occupancy language.
Additional report from Molby. Complaint about builders sign has been addressed. Builder removed and sent letter of apology.
Old Business: None
Public Comment: None
Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Dewald. Carried 8:00 p.m.
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary