MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001, 7:00 P.M.,
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
1. Roll Call.
PRESENT: Baker, Garner, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Lind, Senesac, Slicker
ABSENT: Rapanos, Wieland (previously arranged)
OTHERS PRESENT: Jon Lynch, Director of Planning and Community Development; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Administrative Assistant, and 2 others
2. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of April 10, 2001.
It was moved by Senesac, seconded by Kozakiewicz, to approve the minutes of the meeting of April 10, 2001. Commissioner Garner noted that she voted in opposition to Site Plan No. 205. The minutes were approved as corrected.
3. Public Comments.
4. Old Business.
Site Plan No. 204 –the request of W.T. Development for site plan review and approval of a 2,505 square foot Taco Bell restaurant to be located on the north side of east Patrick Road east of Washington Street. A public hearing regarding the site plan was conducted on April 10th. On April 19th the City received a letter from Mr. Bill Beckett of W.T. Development, requesting that consideration of the site plan be postponed indefinitely so that site access issues can be fully explored in conjunction with the City and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
5. New Business.
a. The Fiscal Year 2001-2002 Capital Projects Schedule was presented to the Planning Commission. Mr. Lynch noted that the City Council would be conducting a public hearing on the City budget on May 7th. He also pointed out that staff is currently constructing a policy to modify the capital project process.
b. Noting that there are a number of zoning and long-range planning issues requiring attention of the Planning Commission, members requested that a work session be scheduled during an afternoon in May.
7. Report of the Chairman.
No report was given.
8. Report of the Planning Director.
On April 23rd the City Council approved site plans #199, #203, and #205. A request to vacate a walkway at the west end of Cones Court was also directed to City Departments for review.
On May 8th the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Zoning Petition #476, brought by Wolverine Bank, to rezone property north of Dilloway Drive and east of Eastman Avenue from Residential A-1 to Office Service –1.
Adjournment at approximately 7:50 p.m. was moved by Senesac, seconded by Garner, and unanimously approved.
Jon Lynch, AICP
Planning Commission Secretary