MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2002, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Baker, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Slicker, and Wieland

ABSENT:     Dowling, Senesac, Svenson (all previously arranged)

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Director of Planning & Community Development; and 29 others

2.   Approval of the minutes of the meeting of April 23, 2002

Baker, seconded by Wieland, moved approval of the minutes of the meeting of April 26, 2002.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

 

 

3.   Public Hearings

a.          Zoning Petition No. 492 – initiated by Landmark Auto to zone property at 801 and 807 Ashman Street from Industrial-A to Business-C [see transcript].

b.        Planned Unit Development No. 14 – initiated by Frederick Dice on behalf of Bennett Construction Company for development of 8 dwellings southwest of Chapel Lane and Jefferson Avenue [see transcript].

c.         Site Plan No. 213 – request of the Midland County Historical Society for site plan review and approval of a proposed museum south of West Main Street and east of Cook Road [see transcript].

 

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.      Old Business

 

  1. Zoning Petition No. 491 – initiated by Richard and Loretta Miller to zone vacant property with access from Natalie Street from Business B-2 to Residential A-4.  Mr. Lynch provided a brief review of the matter and noted that no comments were presented to the Planning Commission during the April public hearing.

Commissioners discussed the petition and found it to be a simple request.

It was moved by Wieland and seconded by Baker to recommend approval of Zoning Petition No. 491 to the City Council.  The vote proceeded as follows:

YEA:  Baker, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Slicker, Wieland

NAY:  None

ABSENT:  Dowling, Senesac, Svenson

 

b.      Site Plan No. 212 – the request of Members First Credit Union to review and approve a site plan for construction of a financial institution at 400 Dartmouth.   Mr. Lynch provided a review of the site plan and the associated public hearing conducted in April.

 

Commissioners discussed the plan and noted that much of the storm water detention required would be held in 30” pipes beneath the parking lot.  In addition, the Commissioners discussed site lighting.  Finally, the Commission confirmed that the proposed structure would not exceed 28’ in height.

 

It was moved by Kozakiewicz and seconded by Max to recommend approval of Site Plan No. 212 to the City Council contingent upon 1) site lighting shall not be cast off site;  2) structure height will not exceed 28 feet; 3) a storm water retention plan will be approved by the Engineering Department.  The vote proceeded as follows:

YEA:  Baker, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Slicker, Wieland

NAY:  None

ABSENT:  Dowling, Senesac, Svenson

6.  New Business

 

None

7.  Communications

Distribution of Thank You note from Sally Ann Sutton.

8.  Report of the Chairman

      None

9.   Report of the Planning Director

The Director reported on the following matters:

May 6 – City Council set June 10th as the public hearing date for ZP No. 490 and the Virginia Street walkway vacation request.

May 20 – City Council will set a public hearing date for ZP No. 491 and will act on SP No. 212.

May 22 – Planning Commission will host its first “Nuts and Bolts” session in support of the Community Development Toolbox project at 7:00 PM.  This session will focus on aesthetics, landscaping, and signs.

May 28 – Planning Commission will Act on ZP No. 492, PUD No. 14, and SP No. 213.

June 4 – Planning Commission will conduct is second Nuts and Bolts session which will focus on signs and transportation.

June 26 – Planning Commission will conduct its final Nuts and Bolts session, which will focus on contextual design, housing, and neighborhoods.

 

 

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 9:10 PM was moved by Wieland seconded by Kozakiewicz, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION