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

ABSENT: None

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

 

None

 

4. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

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

NAY: None

ABSENT: None

 

6. New Business

 

None

7. Communications

The July edition of Planning and Zoning News was distributed.

8. Report of the Chairman

None

9. Report of the Planning Director

The Director reported on the following matters:

 

CITY COUNCIL

July 15

ZP No. 492, Approved

Site Plan No. 214, Approved

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

July 23

ZP No. 493 Action

 

August 13

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

 

 

10. Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 7:14 PM was moved by Wieland, seconded by Slicker, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION