MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2003, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson (7:02) and Wieland

ABSENT:     Kozakiewicz

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Director of Planning & Community Development; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Administrative Assistant; Sally Sutton, Zoning Board of Appeals and 21 others

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of March 25, 2003

It was moved by Max and supported by Wieland to approve the minutes of March 25th as presented.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

1.      Site Plan No. 226 – request by F/A Pnacek, LTD to review and approve a site plan for construction of 18 site condominiums off of Joseph Drive east of Jefferson Avenue. [see transcript]

  1. Zoning Petition No. 500 – request by Todd Bennett to rezone property owned by Earl D. Bennett Construction located off of West Wackerly Street, north and east of Northgate Drive from Office-Service 2 to Business B-1. [see transcript]

3.      Preliminary Plat of Oakbrook Estates East – request by Bartow & King Engineers for tentative approval of a preliminary plat of Oakbrook Estates East, a residential subdivision of 6 lots on 6.48 acres east of Jefferson Avenue east on Oakbrook Court. [see transcript]

 

     

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.      Old Business

 

Site Plan No. 220 – request by WT Development to review and approve a site plan for construction of a 2,947 square foot fast food drive up restaurant located in the parking lot of Dunham’s Sports.  Mr. Lynch pointed out that the attorney representing the petitioner in this case had submitted a letter requesting the Planning Commission table action on this item until the petitioner can provide the information requested by the Commission during the March 25th public hearing.

 

Commissioners discussed the request and found it to be reasonable given the necessity to secure additional information.

 

It was moved by Max and seconded by Senesac to table action on Site Plan 220.  The vote proceeded as follows:

YEA:  Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson and Wieland

NAY:  None

ABSENT:  Kozakiewicz

 

 

      Site Plan No. 225 – request by Three Rivers Construction, Inc. to review and approve

      a site plan for the Regional Dialysis Services, Inc., a 11,700 square foot dialysis clinic –

      business occupancy on Jefferson Avenue north of Wheeler Street.

 

      Keith Wirth met with adjacent neighbors and opted for landscape screening for separation,

      a tree/fence combination, it won’t just be a solid fence.  The intent is to move ahead with the

      shared driveway and will meet again to schedule construction of the driveway.  He did get each

      adjacent property owner to sign an agreement to continue to talk about the shared driveway. 

      They will have a meeting on April 21/22. 

 

      Commissioner Senesac thinks it’s a good plan and he will support it.

 

      Commissioner Svenson likes the plan and the landscaping.

 

      Commission Max would support it.

 

      It was moved by Senesac and seconded by Slicker to recommend City Council approval

      Site Plan No. 225 contingent upon:

 

      1.   The site plan shall illustrate potential driveway connections to parcels adjacent on the

            north and south of the proposed entry drive.

      2.   Parking spaces are identified with required “box” striping.

      3.   Site lighting will not cast illumination off site.

      4.   Storm water retention plans are reviewed and approved by the City of Midland

            Engineering Department.

     

      The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:  Baker, Geisler, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson and Wieland

NAY:  None

ABSENT:  Kozakiewicz

      ABSTAIN:  Dowling

 


It was moved by Senesac and seconded by Max to continue the meeting beyond 9:30 p.m. 

 

      The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:  Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson and Wieland

NAY:  None

ABSENT:  Kozakiewicz

     

 

      Preliminary Plat of Countryside Estates – request by Schroeder Builders for tentative

      approval of a preliminary plat of Countryside Estates, a residential subdivision of 50 lots

      on 24.86 acres west of Dublin Avenue and south of Countryside Drive.  There is a street

      name change from Coffeetree Lane to Plum Tree Lane.

 

      Tim Lapham, of Lapham Associates, would like the combination of the preliminary and final

      plat approval at the same time.

 

      Jon Lynch said that would be okay but they will need to have the drain commissioners

      approval on the plat.

 

It was moved by Svenson and seconded by Wieland to recommend City Council give

tentative approval to the Preliminary Plat of Countryside Estates contingent upon:

 

1.   A storm water retention plan is approved by the City Engineering Department.

2.   Provisions are made for private maintenance of parks dedicated for private use.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

YEA:  Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson and Wieland

NAY:  None

ABSENT:  Kozakiewicz

6.  New Business

None

7.  Communications

      None

8.  Report of the Chairman

      None

9.   Report of the Planning Director

The Director reported on the following matters:

 


CITY COUNCIL

 

April 14th

 

                        1)   Site Plan No. 223 – Rodnick @ W. Wackerly

                        2)   Site Plan No. 225 – Regional Dialysis @ Jefferson / Wheeler

                        3)   Tentative Preliminary Plat – Countryside Estates

                        4)   Final Preliminary Plat – Broadhead Estates

                        5)   Preliminary Plat Extension – City Forest Estates

                        6)   Final Plat – City Forest Estates

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

April 22nd

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

           

                        ACTION ITEMS

1)      Zoning Petition No. 500 (Action)

2)      Site Plan No. 226 (Action)

3)      Preliminary Plat – Oakbrook Estates (Action)

                               

May 13th

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Toolbox Project

 

                        May 17th (?) – Special Session on Ordinances

 

 

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 9:46 PM was moved by Senesac, seconded by Max, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION