Planning Commission Minutes June 1, 2023

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Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

June 1, 2023

Meeting called to order by Moglovkin at 5.02 P.M.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

 Roll Call:

Present:            Sue Moglovkin              Gordy Schafer

Jim Gurr

Bonnie Robbins             Mike Robinson (5:27)

Absent:             Gary Lockwood            Joe Bassil

Township officials present:   Bob Logee

Approval of Agenda:  Motion by Gurr, 2nd by Schafer    Carried

Statement of Conflict of Interest:         None

Administrative Elections:         Motion by Robbins to keep current seats:  Moglovkin as Chair, Robinson as Vice Chair, Robbins as Secretary.  Support by Gurr.  Motion carried.

Public Comment:         0 in attendance.

Communications:         None.

Public Hearing on Proposed Language Change:  Meeting closed at 5:09 PM.  No public present to comment.

Language change would remove restriction on accessory building size.  Currently limited by footprint of residence.

   Motion by Shafer to forward language change thru adoption procedure, supported by Gurr.  Motion carried.

Robbins will send this to County Planning Commission and surrounding townships for review.

Language will be presented to the township Board of Trustees for final approval or recommended changes.

Public Hearing closed at 5:13 PM

Regular meeting reopened at 5:14 PM

Approval of Minutes:   May 4, 2023.  As submitted.  Motion: Schafer, 2nd  Moglovkin.  Carried

New Business:             Zoning Administrator Report – LU (Land Use Permit) FC (Field Check) AC (Attorney Contact) PC (Public Contact) ZV (Zoning Violation)

                                    May 2023:         LU 7, FC 4, AC 0, PC 10, ZV 0                    

Old Business:             Master Plan  Survey update:  Tabled

Points of Interest for Ordinance review:  Tabled.  Logee with submit suggested language changes concerning accessory dwelling unit size language for future discussion.

Public Comment:         None

Adjourn: 5:42 P.M.  by call of chair.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary