MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2000, 7:00 P.M.,
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
1. Roll Call.
PRESENT: Commission members – Baker, Geisler, Lind, Kozakiewicz, Rapanos, Senesac, Slicker, Wieland
ABSENT: Garner (excused)
OTHERS PRESENT: Mark Ostgarden, City Planner, and 4 others
2. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of September 26, 2000.
It was moved by Senesac, seconded by Baker, to approve the minutes of the meeting of September 26, 2000, subject to the following corrections:
a. Page 2. The motion to deny the rezoning of the Business A land to Business B-2 which resulted in a 4-4 vote was seconded by Russ Baker.
b. Page 3. The July monthly meetings listed for 2001 are incorrect. The July meetings should be the 10th and the 24th.
3. Public hearing:
Special Use Permit No. 9 – the request of Kurt Zimmerman, on behalf of Gill-Roy’s Got-It Hardware Store, for a special use land use permit review and approval to conduct outdoor sales (including bagged items, such as water-softener salt, concrete, sand, soils, and mulch, as well as garden supplies and stock [plants and flowers] and a propane sales location where customers propane canisters, and occasionally RV equipment, can be refilled) along the east side of the building at 3218 Jefferson Avenue.
4. Public Comments.
There were no public comments.
5. Old Business.
a. The City Planner reported on the 4-4 vote to deny rezoning the Business A land to Business B-2 that is part of Petition #469. It was not certain if additional action would be necessary by the Planning Commission. The City Planner discussed the vote with the City Attorney and it was concluded that the vote, as taken, is the report which will be forwarded to the City Council.
b. The City Planner recommended to the Planning Commission that in the future, motions be made in the affirmative. It was clarified that because the motion is only for the purpose of placing it on the floor for deliberation, a Commissioner not in support can make the motion.
It was moved by Senesac and seconded by Baker, to adjourn. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.