Planning Commission Minutes Feb 01 2018

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Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

FEBRUARY 01, 2018

Meeting called to order by Gurr at 7:03 p.m.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Present: Jim Gurr Laura Westerman

Joe Bassil Bonnie Robbins

Absent: Ken Renaud Mike Robinson, one opening for member

Township officials present: Guy Molby

Approval of Agenda: Motion: Bassil, 2nd Westerman. Carried

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None

Approval of Minutes: October 05, 2017 As presented Motion: Robbins, 2nd Bassil. Carried

Public Comment: 1 in attendance, None

Communications: Michigan Township Association annual meeting in February at the Grand

Traverse Resort. Contact township office if interested in attending.

New Business: Nov 2017 LU 0; FC 8; AC 0; PC 8; ZV 0

Dec 2017 LU 3; FC 7; AC 0; PC 6; ZV 1 –lighting

Jan 2017 LU 1; FC 7; AC 0; PC 8; ZV 0

Discussion with Bliss Vineyards about land use permit. Commercial, farm related

enterprise to be operated in the agricultural zone. Determination the use is

permitted by right as defined in Section 4.03.02.D. Permit requires approval by

Township Board of Directors. Motion for recommendation to board for approval.

Motion: Robbins, 2nd Bassil. Motion carried.

Old Business: Discussion to table until next meeting. Additional subjects for review will be the

language in Section 4.03.02.D. Use by right that still requires board approval.

Westerman asked that illumination of digital signs after closing hours be

reviewed futher.

Public Comment: None

Adjourn: Motion Robbins, 2nd Bassil. Carried

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary