Planning Commission Minutes – April 07, 2010


Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

April 07, 2010


Meeting called to order by Chair Jim Swan 7:05 p.m.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                      Present:            Jim Swan                Jim Gurr

Bob Johnson           Joe Bassil

Bonnie Robbins       Rodger Dewey

Absent:             Chris Dewald           Sue Moglovkin


Township officials present:                      Guy Molby


Approval of Agenda:    Approved with addition of ORV Discussion under Old Business.  Motion Gurr, 2nd Swan Carried (6,0)

Approval of Minutes:    Motion Bassil, 2nd Gurr  Carried (6,0)

Public Comment:         1 in attendance.  Question on commercial activity at south end of E. Torch Lake Drive.                                            Committee of Bassil, Dewald, Molby will be meeting to review final documents.

Communications:         None

New Business:

ZA Written Report

March 2010–     _3_  Land Use Permits,  _ 11__ Field Checks,  _6  Attorney Contact,    19  Other Contacts.

ZBA Request:    Discussion of revision to language in Section 16.06 as presented by Tim Fox.

Motion by Gurr to adopt recommended language.  2nd Dewey,  carried (6,0)  Public Hearing scheduled for May 5, 2010.

Old Business:

            Special Use Permit:

Molby unable to review at this time due to medical emergency.  Tabled until May    meeting.

Wind Tower Discussion:

Bassil requested additional time to review the corrected draft.  Discussion tabled until May meeting.

Definitions and Standards:

No committee report on this subject.  Tabled until next meeting.


Disscussion on need to ordinance and impact on businesses.  Recommend the township take no                            action to create ORV ordinance.  Motion: Swan, 2nd Gurr. Carried (6,0)

Public Comment:


Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Robbins. Carried (5,0)


Respectfully Submitted,




Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary