MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2000, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call.

PRESENT:  Commission members – Baker, Geisler, Lind, Rapanos, Sasaki, Slicker Wieland

ABSENT:    McCann, Senesac (both excused)

OTHERS PRESENT:  James Schroeder, Secretary; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Administrative Assistant, and 7 others

2.   Approval of the minutes of the meeting of June 13, 2000.

It was moved by Baker, seconded by Slicker, to approve the minutes of the meeting of June 13, 2000, as written.  Motion carried.

 

3.  Public hearing:

      Zoning Petition No. 462 – the request of Thomas Shearer, on behalf of Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc., to rezone Lots 2 – 6 of Reinhart’s Addition (the southeast corner of Washington Street and Eastlawn Drive) from Office-Service 2 to Business B-2 (see transcript).         

      Chairman Wieland indicated that the Commission would take this matter up for consideration at its meeting on July 11.

 

4.  Public Comments.

There were no public comments.

 

5.  Old Business.

Consideration of Zoning Petition No. 461 – the request of Richard Perry to rezone property on the east side of Kuipers Drive south of Bay City Road from residential D to Residential B.

The Planning Director reviewed the request and noted that two properties to the south of the subject land are occupied by single-family homes in a Residential D zoning classification, and as a result of property transactions, are no longer contiguous with the mobile home park.  It was proposed that this land be considered for rezoning from Residential D to a different residential classification.

Mr. Joel Dunbar of 406 Kuipers Drive spoke, noting he owned the adjacent piece of property, and inquired as to the rezoning of his land.  In responding to his question, it was noted that he currently is a legal nonconforming use, and should the property be destroyed by fire, he would not be able to rebuild under the current zoning classification.  He expressed a desire for a different zoning classification.

The Commission briefly discussed the proposal, noting that it appeared to be reasonable, and in view of the fact that the adjoining land was already Residential B and developed that way, for the most part, there was general support for the request.

 

 

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It was moved by Geisler, seconded by Sasaki, to recommend to City Council approval of Zoning Petition No. 461.

Vote on the matter:

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

NAYS:  None

ABSENT:  McCann, Senesac

It was moved by Slicker, seconded by Baker, to initiate the zoning of two properties immediately to the south to a Residential B classification.  Motion carried.  It was noted that the public hearing will be on July 25th.

6.  New Business.

a.  Appointment of Nominating Committee for officers for 2000-2001.

Chairman Wieland asked for volunteers to be on the Nominating Committee for officers for the coming year.  In addition to Commissioner Senesac being designated, Commissioners Slicker and Baker volunteered to participate.

b.   Chairman Wieland thanked Commissioner Sasaki for her service on the Commission, noting that she will not continue after July 1st.

 

It was moved by Sasaki, seconded by Geisler, to adjourn.  Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

Respectfully,

 

 

 

James H. Schroeder

Secretary

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