Helena Township Planning Commission
May 5, 2016
Gurr called meeting to order at 7:00 pm
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Jim Gurr Bonnie Robbins
Mike Robinson Bob Johnson
Ken Renaud Chris Dewald
Absent: Rodger Dewey
Township officials present: Molby
Approval of Agenda: Motion: Robbins, 2nd: Renaud. Carried
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: Motion: Renaud, 2nd Robbins. Carried 1 abstain
Public Comment: 2 present. Legal counsel for Blue Water Bistro shared information on need for township approval to allow this business to apply for an upgrade of their current liquor license. All permits will be obtained when and if the owners expand their business. Motion: The activity is not incompatible with the zoning ordinance for the application to be submitted. Owner will comply with all permitting as required prior to making the changes should they receive approval. Motion by Renaud, 2nd: Robinson. Carried
Resident voiced concern about outside entertainment at the Bistro. Gurr assured them this would require review from the commission and the impact to surrounding properties would be considered at that time.
Old Business: Zoning review: Pg 45: Section 5.01.01, under bullet E, strike 3 & 4.
April 2016: Land Use 2, Field Checks 9, Attorney Contacts 1, Public Contacts 11, Zoning Violations 1
Public Comment: Johnson asked to be replaced on the commission. Robbins will inform the township board and supervisor of this request.
Adjourn: 7:40 p.m. Motion Johnson, 2nd Renaud. Carried
Bonnie Robbins, Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary