Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
May 5, 2010
Meeting called to order by Chris Dewald at 7:10
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Chris Dewald Jim Gurr
Bob Johnson Bonnie Robbins
Absent: Joe Bassil Sue Moglovkin
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Agenda: Approved. Motion Gurr, 2nd Johnson Carried (5,0)
Approval of Minutes: Approved with one change; Motion to Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Swan
Motion to approve: Gurr, 2nd Robbins Carried (5,0)
Public Comment: 2 present.
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Meeting Closed for Public Hearing: 7:17 p.m.
Tim Fox, Appeals Board Chair, discussed need for change to clarify the language concerning variance for setback and variance for use. Current language can be confusing to public. Proposed change would help public understand the process better.
Robbins: Still looking for proof of use variance issued as directed by Bzdock. Can we include use variance language?
Dewey: Use language is important. Process should continue to expedite putting this change in place with the use language.
Discussion of time line for finalizing the language change.
Motion by Robbins to send the proposed zoning ordinance change to the township board as written with the condition that use language will be effective only if documentation of use variance issued prior to 2006 is discovered by June 30, 2010. 2nd Gurr, Carried ( 5,0)
Public Hearing closed at 8:04
ZA Written Report
April 2010– _4_ Land Use Permits, _ 10__ Field Checks, _2 Attorney Contact, 12 Other Contacts.
Special Use Permit:
Molby has sent the language to Bzdock to review.
Wind Tower Discussion:
Wind Tower Ordinance Language is with Bzdock for review.
Definitions and Standards:
No committee report on this subject. Tabled until next meeting.
Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Dewey. Carried (5,0)
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary