MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2000, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call.

PRESENT:    Commission members – Baker, Garner, Geisler, Rapanos, Slicker, Wieland

ABSENT:    Kozakiewicz and Senesac (each excused)

OTHERS PRESENT:   Mark Ostgarden, City Planner, Acting Secretary; Cheri Standfest, Administrative Assistant; Jon Lynch, Planning Director and 45 others

2.   Approval of the minutes of the meeting of October 24, 2000.

It was moved by Slicker, seconded by Garner, to approve the minutes of the meeting of October 24, 2000.  Motion carried.

Chairman Wieland introduced and welcomed the new Director of Planning and Community Development, Jon Lynch.

Chairman Wieland announced that a letter requesting postponement of action on Site Plan No. 194 had been submitted by a representative of the petitioner.  The Planning Commission would be considering the request at a later date.

 

3.      Public hearings:

Zoning Petition No. 470 – the request of Lola Cole, Don Hall, Lavina Hunt, Stan Ostahowski, Mark Thornton, Michael Skinner, John Fisher, Roger Klemkosky, Tom McCann, Todd Bennett, and Mary Jane Miner to rezone property on the north side of West Wackerly Street east of Sturgeon Avenue from Residential A-1 to Business B-2 (see transcript).

An amendment to Planned Unit Development No. 2, Harcrest Woods Condominiums – the request of Robert VanSickle, on behalf of Harcrest Woods Condominium Association, to install traffic control gates at the east entrance to the complex (Harcrest Drive just west of Thornberry Drive [see transcript]). 

Chairman Rod Wieland requested that the Planning Commission abstain from the consideration of this request.  It was moved by Rapanos, seconded by Baker to approve the abstention.  Motion carried.  Vice Chairman Jim Geisler conducted the public hearing on this request.

4.  Public Comments.

There were no public comments.

 

5.  Old Business.

Consideration of Site Plan No. 196.  The City Planner identified that a revised site plan had been submitted following the last Planning Commission meeting.  The issues that were raised at the public hearing were reviewed.  The site plan was identified to meet the Zoning Ordinance design standards.  The new plan addressed the need for the landscaping along the

 

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north property line.  The site will provide the required parking for general office use.  Should medical offices be proposed, the amount of on site for parking provided, limits the square footage of medical office space that can be leased.  The site will be developed with one access. Air conditioning units will be along the south side of the building and screened.  Storm water requirement plans will need to be approved prior to a building permit  being issued.  Site lighting is provided around the site.  Two dumpsters are located on the site, one at the southeast corner and one along the westerly properly line.  The dumpster was moved north from the southwest property corner in response to concern about odor from an adjacent resident.  The Planning Commission thought the new location made servicing difficult and concluded it should be located at the southwest corner of the site.  The City Planner stated that should odor or noise become a problem it would be the owner’s responsibility to address the problems.

A motion was moved by Geisler and seconded by Rapanos to approve the Site Plan No. 196, subject to the dumpster being relocated to the southwest corner of the property.

Vote on motion: 

YEAS: Baker, Garner, Geisler, Lind, Rapanos, Slicker, Wieland 

NAYS:  None

ABSENT:  Kozakiewicz and Senesac

Because the meeting had gone past 9:30 p.m., the City Planner reminded the Planning Commission that a motion to extend the meeting is required by the Planning Commission’s by-laws. 

A motion was made by Geisler, seconded by Rapanos to adjourn.  The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9: 50 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

 

 

Mark Ostgarden

Acting Secretary

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