Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
February 1, 2012
Meeting called to order by Swan at 7:10 p.m.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Swan Jim Gurr
Roger Dewey Bonnie Robbins
Chris Dewald Mike Robinson
Absent: Bob Johnson
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Approval of Agenda: Add New Business for Molby’s report. Motion: Robbins, 2nd Dewald. Carried (6,0)
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: 01/04/2012 minutes approved as submitted. Motion: Gurr, 2nd Swam. Carried (6,0)
Public Comment: 0 present
Molby cleanup of trailer is still in process. Planning to cut up and haul for scrap.
Antrim County Soil & Erosion meeting on storm water control being held tonight.
Communication: New Designs in Growth Training offer declined. Information already available for members to review.
New Business: ZA report 2 land use, 7 field checks, 0 attorney contact, 12 other public contacts, 0 violations (tickets written)
Discussion of fee schedule and need for increase. Consensus that fees are sufficient at this time.
Old Business: Correction to re-zoning along East Torch Lake Drive and Crystal Springs Road. Depth of R1 zone will be 300′. Include section east of Alden Hwy and East Torch Lake Drive intersection as part of re-zoned district.
Discussion of Agricultural zoning south of Village (east side of Torch Lake Drive). Consensus to not change zoning district.
Ordinance is on the County Planning Commission agenda for their monthly meeting.
Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary election next meeting.
Public Comment: None
Adjourn: Motion Dewald, 2nd Robbins. Carried (6,0)
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary