MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2002, 7:00 P.M.,
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
1. Roll Call
PRESENT: Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson, and Wieland
OTHERS PRESENT: Jon Lynch, Director of Planning & Community Development and three others
2. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of July 9, 2002
Senesac moved approval of the minutes of the meeting of July 9, 2002 with Slicker supporting the motion. Commissioners Slicker and Wieland noted that Wieland did not attend the meeting and that Commissioner Senesac voted in support of SP No. 214. The minutes were approved as corrected by an affirmative vote of all members except Svenson who abstained.
3. Public Hearings
4. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)
5. Old Business
Zoning Petition No. 493 – initiated by Birchwood Pointe Apartments to zone property at the northwest corner of Wheeler Street and Swede Avenue from Business-A to Residential-B.
Mr. Lynch provided a brief review of the public hearing conducted for this petition on July 9th. He confirmed that Wood Pointe Drive is a private street.
Commissioners discussed the fact that this request would make a parcel of vacant property that has been available on the market for quite some time, productive. They also felt that the potential use of the property in a Residential-B classification would be compatible with surrounding uses.
It was moved by Wieland and seconded by Max to recommend to City Council approval of Zoning Petition No. 493. The vote proceeded as follows:
YEA: Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson, Wieland
6. New Business
The July edition of Planning and Zoning News was distributed.
8. Report of the Chairman
9. Report of the Planning Director
The Director reported on the following matters:
ZP No. 492, Approved
Site Plan No. 214, Approved
ZP No. 493 Action
SP No. 215 – Hidden Pines Condominiums
Community Development Toolbox Meetings
August 6 – Workshop Results
September 3 – Intent, Definitions, General Provisions, Non-Conformities
October 1 – Development & Performance Standards, Landscaping, Parking
November 5 – Administration, Schedule of Regulations, PUD
December 3 – Public Hearing Draft
Adjournment at approximately 7:14 PM was moved by Wieland, seconded by Slicker, and unanimously approved.
Jon Lynch, AICP
Planning Commission Secretary
MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION