Planning Commission Minutes – July 07, 2010

Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

July 07, 2010


Meeting called to order by Chair Jim Swan 7:04 p.m.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                      Present:            Jim Swan                Jim Gurr

Bob Johnson           Chris Dewald

Bonnie Robbins       Rodger Dewey

Absent:             Sue Moglovkin         Joe Bassil


Township officials present:                      Guy Molby


Approval of Agenda:    Approved as submitted.  Motion Gurr, 2nd Robbins Carried (6,0)

Approval of Minutes:    May 5, 2010      As submitted     Motion Gurr, 2nd Johnson  Carried (6,0)

                                    May 12, 2010    Changes:  1 (Public comment)—Bob bold or designate as question from public.  2 Bold or separate time of closing on Public Hearing.  Motion:  Gurr w/2 changes, 2nd Johnson Carried (6,0)

May 26, 2010    Correct date at top of page to May 26.  Motion Gurr, 2nd Johnson.  Carried (6,0)

Public Comment:         0 in attendance.

Communications:         None.  Discussion of survey from Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and possible grant opportunity for township projects.

New Business:

ZA Written Report

June 2010–       _1_  Land Use Permits,  _ 7__ Field Checks,  _4  Attorney Contact,    15  Other Contacts.

Election:           Tabled until new board members

Letter:               Robbins will send Swan electronic document to get to Twp. Supervisor to find new members.

Old Business:

            Special Use Permit:       Tabled.


Wind Tower Discussion:

Ordinance language from Bzdock will be reviewed at August meeting.


Definitions:        Discussion on what definitions need reviewed.  Fences, junk, and scenic view are items                              that need defined.  Swan turned all info over to Moglovkin.  Robbins will try to retrieve                                  notes for records and to continue work.  Tabled for committee discussion to present at a                             future meeting.


Public Comment:


Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Robbins. Carried (6,0)


Respectfully Submitted,




Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary