Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
April 02, 2014
Meeting called to order by Swan (7:03pm)
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: David Peterson Bob Logee
Approval of Agenda: As submitted. Motion: Gurr, 2nd Robbins. Carried
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: As submitted. Motion: Gurr, 2nd Robbins. Carried (1 abstain not present in March)
Public Comment: (3 in attendance) Molby mentioned possible need for public hearing on business coming to commercial district. He is waiting on the application to be completed.
Molby distributed sign ordinance language from Clearwater Township and would like us to review our language.
Swan asked about boat house application. It is in the permitting process now and has not been approved at this time.
Johnson reported that he will be gone the December 2014, and January through March 2015 planning commission meetings.
March 2014: Land Use 2 , Field Checks 5 , Attorney Contacts 0 , Public Contacts 10
Molby asked that we look at how zoning violations are handled. Discussion of how fines and fees are determined and if there is a need to review language addressing violations as misdemeanors.
Conservation Easement Discussion. Robbins stated Kate Redman had been asked to look into including protection for areas identified in the EPA permit in the condominium documents. This will be addressed during the site plan review process.
Old Business: Site plan review committee has not met. Meeting being scheduled for week beginning April 13, 2014.
Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Dewald. Carried
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary