Planning Commission Minutes Oct 05 2017

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Minutes of Helena Township Planning Commission

October 05, 2017

Meeting called to order by Gurr at 7:04 p.m.

Opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Present: Jim Gurr Laura Westerman

Joe Bassil Bonnie Robbins

Ken Renaud Mike Robinson

Absent: none, one opening for member

Township officials present: Guy Molby, Bob Logee

Approval of Agenda: Motion: Robbins, 2nd Bassil. Carried

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None

Approval of Minutes: September 07, 2017 As presented Motion: Bassil, 2nd Robbins. Carried

Public Comment: 0 in attendance, Molby has seen an increase in requests for 2nd home or to

convert the garage to living quarters. Mostly for caring for their elderly parent or

relative. Commission will add this to topics reviewed for possible language

change in the ordinance.

Communications: Housing forum being held in Traverse City.

New Business: LU 3; FC 11; AC 0; PC 9; ZV 0

Molby to discuss permitted development project with Antrim County Soil Erosion

and Sedimentation Control officer.

Old Business: Further discussion on procedure of language change as outlined by former

township legal counsel. Public hearing to be held prior to submission to county

planning commission for input.

Motion to submit language presented to township board with recommendation of

approval. Motion: Robbins, 2nd Bassil, Carried

Discussion of setbacks in commercial and village zones. This will be added to

zoning ordinance language review points.

Public Comment: None

Adjourn: Motion Bassil, 2nd Robbins. Carried

Respectfully Submitted,

Bonnie Robbins

Helena Township Planning Commission Recording Secretary