Planning Commission Minutes – May 25, 2011 (Special Meeting)

Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

May 25, 2011


Meeting called to order by Swan at 7:00 p.m.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                      Present:            Jim Swan                Jim Gurr

Bob Johnson           Bonnie Robbins

Mike Robinson

Absent:             Chris Dewald           Rodger Dewey

Township officials present:                      Guy Molby


Approval of Agenda:  Motion: Johnson, 2nd Robbins.  Carried (5,0)

Statement of Conflict of Interest:         None

Approval of Minutes:  Tabled until next meeting (May 11 minutes)

Public Comment:         2 in attendance, No comments.

Communications:         Training in Lansing for  Citizen Planner.  Contact supervisor to attend.

New Business:             Public Hearing for Special Use Permit.

Molby–Living quarters over garage to be used by family, possible live -in nurse/aid.  8 properties affected, 7 mailings.  1 negative, 2 positive.  Septic permit in place.

Harbaugh (Owner) will not be used for rental.  Family member with severe allergies.  Area would allow them to visit and enjoy the family cottage.

Motion by Gurr:  Based on finding of fact the application is approved.

2nd Robinson.  No further discussion.  Motion carried (5,0)

Public Comment:         Molby working with homeowner encroaching on setback.

Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Gurr. Carried (5,0)

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins



Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary