Planning Commission Minutes – May 28, 2014

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Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

May 28, 2014

Regular Meeting (Rescheduled)


Meeting called to order by Swan (7:05pm)

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:                      Present:            Jim Swan                Jim Gurr

Chris Dewald           Bonnie Robbins

Bob Johnson          Mike Robinson (7:25)

Absent:             Rodger Dewey



Township officials present:                    Guy Molby              Bob Logee


Approval of Agenda:  As submitted.  Motion: Gurr, 2nd Dewald.  Carried


Statement of Conflict of Interest:          None


Approval of Minutes:  As submitted.  Motion: Gurr, 2nd Dewald.  Carried


Public Comment:         (0 in attendance) None


Communications:  NMCOG letter concerning Michigan’s “Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI).  More info at                                                 


Robbins reminded commissioners it is time to review the Master Plan.   It will be placed on the July                                 agenda.


New Business:

ZA report

April 2014:  Land Use  3 , Field Checks 8 , Attorney Contacts 0 , Public Contacts 10 ,  Zoning Violations 0

Elections: Motion by Johnson, supported by Robbins to elect Jim Gurr Chair, Jim Swan Vice chair.  Carried

Motion by Gurr, supported by Johnson to re-elect Robbins as Secretary.  Carried


Old Business:  No update on Walker Shores Development, site plan review rescheduled.


Public Comment:

                        Dewald questioned why docks were not in for Memorial weekend.  Appears there is no support for downtown businesses with walks not being cleared in the winter and docks not provided for holiday weekend.


Adjourn: Motion Johnson, 2nd Dewald. Carried


Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary