Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission
May 11, 2011
Meeting called to order by Swan at 7:13 p.m.
Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Jim Swan Jim Gurr
Bob Johnson Bonnie Robbins
Absent: Chris Dewald Rodger Dewey
Township officials present: Guy Molby
Approval of Agenda: Motion: Johnson, 2nd Gurr. Carried (4,0)
Statement of Conflict of Interest: None
Approval of Minutes: April 20, 2011 Motion: Gurr, 2nd Johnson. Carried (5,0)
Public Comment: 2 in attendance, No comments.
Communications: Discussion of emails sent to secretary concerning short term rentals.
Michigan Township Association meeting June 15 in Gaylord. Contact supervisor to attend.
Old Business: Public Hearing for Wind Generator Ordinance. Regular meeting closed 7:21 p.m. Introduction by Swan & Gurr on process for developing language. Developed by township legal counsel based on our draft. Goal is to allow towers for private and commercial use with process to permit these varying uses. Process allows for public and contiguous landowners to voice concerns on larger or commercial towers.
Wierman. Questioned definition of Ambient. Discussion to ask Bzdok to review the definition.
Discussion of flicker concern voiced at township board meeting. Gurr stated this has been handled in legal cases and suggests it be adopted as written.
Public Hearing closed at 7:35 p.m.
Motion to recommend adoption of language as written. Robbins, 2nd Swan. Carried (5,0)
Ordinance language to be reviewed by County Planning Commission next.
Public Comment: None
Adjourn: Motion Robbins, 2nd Johnson. Carried (5,0)
Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary