Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
February 4, 2021
Meeting called to order by Gurr at 3:03 P.M.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Jim Gurr Laura Westerman
Joe Bassil Bonnie Robbins
Gordy Schafer Sue Moglovkin
Township officials present: Bob Logee
Approval of Agenda: Motion: Bassil, 2nd Moglovkin. Carried (7,0)
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: As submitted. Motion: Schafer, 2nd Moglovkin. Carried (7,0)
Public Comment: Schafer shared discussion with home business owner concerning storage at the site. Owner agreed to move storage to less visible area.
New Business: December 2020: LU 4, FC 6, AC 0, PC 7, ZV 0
January 2021: LU 1, FC 3, AC 0, PC 4, ZV 0
Meeting closed for Public Hearing: 3:12 P.M.
Logee discussed project in the Environmental District and reason for public hearing. He has walked the site and believes the project can proceed to the next permitting step and warrants approval. He mailed notice to 7 surrounding property owners and received 3 back as undeliverable. The other 4 responded, 3 in favor or no preference, 1 opposed. PC members discussed aspects of the site. Based on the findings of fact from Section 6.03.01 Robbins made the motion that the planning commission send this application request to the Board of Trustees at their next meeting and recommend approval. Supported by Schafer. Roll Call vote with all voting Yes. Robbins will present this at the February 11, 2021 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Public Hearing closed and regular meeting resumed: 3:30 P.M.
Schafer discussed shoreline changes in the township and would like to have more work done on addressing current and future language about use and development in the shoreline greenbelt protection buffer.
Old Business: Discussion of zoning points tabled.
Public Comment: None
Adjourn: 3:38 P.M. Motion Robbins, 2nd Schafer. Carried
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary