MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2003, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Slicker, Svenson and Wieland

ABSENT:     Max & Senesac (excused)

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Cheri Standfest, Administrative Assistant; Parks and Recreation Commission:  Marty McGuire, Esther Gerstacker, Bruce Peck, Ed McGuire, Margaret Wilson, Lois Berthiaume, Jillian Lincoln; Sally Sutton, Zoning Board of Appeals and 9 others

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of April 22, 2003

It was moved by Wieland and supported by Dowling to approve the minutes of April 22nd, correct the spelling of Svenson on page 3.  The minutes were unanimously approved as corrected.

3.   Report of the Planning Director

The Director reported on the following matters:

 

CITY COUNCIL

April 14th

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

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

                        3)   Tentative Preliminary Plat – Countryside Estates -- approved

                        4)   Final Preliminary Plat – Broadhead Estates -- approved

                        5)   Preliminary Plat Extension – City Forest Estates -- approved

                        6)   Final Plat – City Forest Estates -- approved

April 28th

                        1)   Tentative Preliminary Plat – Oakbrook Estates

                        2)   Zoning Petition No. 500 (Set Public Hearing) – Todd Bennett; W. Wackerly

                              Street, N & E of Northgate Dr. from OS-2 to Business B-1.

                        3)   Site Plan No. 226 (Conduct Public Hearing) – The Courts at Joseph’s

                              Run, N of Joseph Dr. & W. of Midfield Lane (18 unit site condominium)

 

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

Discussion regarding zoning of recently annexed property – N. Saginaw Rd.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Toolbox Project

 

                        May 31st – Special Session on Ordinances

 

3.   Collaborative Presentation – Doug Koop of the Little Forks Conservancy; Johathan Jaroz of the East Central Michigan Regional Planning Commission; and Bill Wright, former Saginaw County Planning Director provided the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission with a presentation on the Saginaw Bay Greenways project.  The presentation emphasized the importance of viewing greenways as infrastructure providing benefits to the community and the region.

 

4.   Public Hearings

     

None

     

5.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

6.      Old Business

 

Discussion zoning of annexed property.

 

1.   1351 E. Saginaw Road (Cora Belle Bell)

      Area shown on Master Land Use Plan is shown as low density residential.

 

2.   1649 E. Saginaw Road (Midland Fence)

      Future land use map shows area as low density residential.  Actual use is

      commercial, land to east is used as commercial.  Land to west is mixture

      of residential and commercial.

 

3.   1367 & 1419 E. Saginaw Road (Ronald Campbell)

      Future land use map shows general commercial, some low density

      residential and some office service.

 

      All of these areas were zoned CSC (Community Service Commercial) in the

      Homer Township zoning.

 

      Staff would like direction of how to proceed going to public hearing and the

      application of a city zoning district to these properties.

 

      CSC is most closely related to our Business B-2 zoning district.

 

Terry Humpert (Midland Fence), explained that his property goes back about ¼ mile or about 1,320 feet.

 

Commercial zoning should be applied to Midland Fence property to the south

and a low density residential on the northern portion of that property.  The balance of the parcels should carry commercial zoning as well.

7.  New Business

None

8.  Communications

     

9.  Report of the Chairman

      None

 

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 8:35 PM was moved by Svenson, seconded by Wieland, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

 

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