Planning Commission Minutes – August 4, 2016

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Helena Township Planning Commission

August 4, 2016

Gurr called meeting to order at 7:05 pm

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                    Present:           Jim Gurr                Bonnie Robbins

Mike Robinson      Bob Johnson

Absent:            Rodger Dewey      Chris Dewald

Ken Renaud

Township officials present:                 Molby

Approval of Agenda:  Motion: Robbins, 2nd: Johnson. Carried

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None   

Approval of Minutes:          Add Johnson as absent. Add as needed after Rodger Dewey in final public comment section. Motion: Robbins, 2nd Robinson. Carried

Public Comment:      4 present. Gurr reported Zoning Board of Appeals change. Minutes will need to be recorded quickly. ZBA does not hold regular meetings. Challenge of decision is a 30 day period and cannot start until minutes have been approved.

Communications:    None.

New Business: July 2016: Land Use 1, Field Checks 6, Attorney Contacts 0, Public Contacts 12, Zoning Violations 0

Old Business:

Zoning ordinance review topics:

Private road easement: Discussed. No change in ordinance language.

Signs: Section 5.09.03.C: Bullet 2: Digital Electronic Signs. Renumber remaining bullet point(s).

Section 5.09.04.C Bullet 1: Digital Electronic Signs.   Renumber remaining bullet point(s).

Section 5.09.05:          Add Bullet E: Digital Electronic Signs

1. Signs are subject to all size and dimension conditions of the Ordinance.

  1.  Digital images will alternate no more rapidly than four (4) images per minute.
  2. Digital imagery is programmed to stationary display   after operating hours and at  minimum illumination with no scrolling text or racing borders.

Section 5.09.06:          Bullet C: Digital Electronic Signs require Special Use Permit pursuant to Chapter 6.

Renumber remaining bullet point(s).

Section 4.06.02.F: Boat Storage, with screening where it abuts residential property.

Section 4.07.02.B: Second sentence: strike “will not be permitted” and replace with shall require a Special Use Permit.

Public Comment:     None

Adjourn: 7:45 p.m. Motion Johnson, 2nd Robinson. Carried

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins, Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary