Planning Commission Minutes – February 1, 2012

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)


Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary