Planning Commission Minutes – November 04, 2015

November 04, 2015

Gurr called meeting to order at 7:12 pm

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                      Present:            Jim Gurr                  Bob Johnson

Ken Renaud            Chris Dewald

Bonnie Robbins

Absent:             Mike Robinson        Rodger Dewey

Township officials present:                    Guy Molby,

Approval of Agenda:  Motion:  Johnson, 2nd Renaud

Statement of Conflict of Interest:  None           

Approval of Minutes:  Add list of Zoning Ordinance discussion points to minutes.  Motion:  Robbins, 2nd Johnson.  Carried (1 abstain)

Public Comment:         1 present.  Resident read the Master Plan and feels it was well written.  Would like to see something included to address special events and addressing safety issues that may occur as a result of special events held on township owned properties.

                                    Molby disbursed copies of the latest court ruling on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Communications:         Robbins submitted an attendance record and requested members verify their attendance for period of December 2014 thru November 2015.

Old Business: 

Master Plan Review:      Robbins disbursed copies of the master plan with the proposed changes incorporated into the document.  Discussion of changes suggested from the Parks and Recreation Committee review.  Changes were not clear.  Gurr will clarify them and bring them to the December meeting.

The Planning Commission anticipates scheduling a public hearing on these changes in January of 2016.


New Business:

ZA report

Oct 2015:  Land Use 5, Field Checks 11, Attorney Contacts 0 , Public Contacts 21 ,  Zoning Violations 0

Communications needs.  Dewey would like to make sure all member have access to email for notification of meeting.  Request Robbins take this to the township board for discussion.


Public Comment:  none


Adjourn:   Motion Johnson, 2nd   Dewald. Carried



Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary