MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

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

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Mead, Svenson, Senesac, and Wieland

ABSENT:     None

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Administrative Assistant; and 5 others

2.   Introduction of Dr. Roger Mead

3.   Nominating Committee – Wieland

 

      It was moved by Wieland and supported by Max to elect Chair, Ray Senesac and Vice Chair Dan Kozakiewicz.  The nominations were unanimously approved.

4.   Approval of Minutes

Special Meeting of May 31, 2003

It was moved by Geisler and supported by Max to approve the minutes of May 31st.          The minutes were unanimously approved as corrected.

Regular Meeting of June 10, 2003

It was moved by Wieland and supported by Svenson to approve the minutes of June 10th. The minutes were unanimously approved as corrected.

 

5.   Public Hearings

     

Site Plan No. 228 – Request by Bartow & King Engineers for Boulder Creek Condominiums for site plan review and approval for 15 residential home sites west of Perrine Road, north of Airport Road and south of Letts Road.  [see transcript]

 

Zoning Petition No. 502 – Action initiated by the Planning Commission to zone property located at 1351 North Saginaw Road from Township zoning to Business B-2.  [see transcript]

 

Zoning Petition No. 503 – Action initiated by the Planning Commission to zone property located at 1649 East Saginaw Road from Township zoning to Business B-2.  [see transcript]

 

Site Plan No. 229 – Request by Three Rivers Construction, Inc. on behalf of the Midland Evangelical Free Church to construct a 125,000 square foot family life center on property located west of North Jefferson Road and south of Monroe Road.  Commissioner Kozakiewicz requested to abstain from action, as Three Rivers is his employer.  It was moved by Max and seconded by Dowling and was unanimously approved to allow Commissioner Kozakiewicz to abstain.  [see transcript]

 

6.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

7.   Old Business

 

None

8.  New Business

 

A.  It was moved by Max and seconded by Wieland to address Site Plan No. 228 tonight.  Motion was unanimously approved.

 

Commissioner Kozakiewicz inquired if the pond needs to be fenced.  He can support the site plan with the addressing of the contingency items.

 

Commissioner Max thought it would be a nice addition to the city.

 

It was moved by Wieland and seconded by Max to recommend City Council approval of Site Plan No. 228 contingent upon:

 

1.   An easement for the water system shall be provided.

2.   On street parking be allowed on the side of the street opposite fire hydrant locations.

3.   Storm water retention plans are reviewed and approved by the City of Midland Engineering Department.

4.   The temporary access identified on the site plan shall:

Be 20’ wide.

Be capable of supporting a 60,000 lb. vehicle.

Have a minimum clearance height of 13’.

Be maintained and passable year-round.

Remain in place until both the north and south private street connections are in   

place.

5.   Streets shall be individually named.

6.   Deeding seven feet of property along Perrine Road to the City for right of way purposes.

7.   Recording of a master deed for the development.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

Yea:           Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Mead, Senesac, Svenson and Wieland

Nay:          

Absent:     

 

B.   Zoning Text Amendment.  Things which must be added:

      a.   Definition of jail

      b.   Allowed by special use permit in a community zone.

      c.   Article XXX – parking.

      Staff will use the language developed by McKenna Associates, Inc. to go to the

public hearing to incorporate into the “old” ordinance so when the new ordinance

is adopted, it will be consistent with what we already have.  Planning Commission

was unanimously in favor of this route.

 

C.  Zoning Ordinance Update – Discuss Public Hearing Process

 

     Time table will be driven very much by public input.  Staff will circulate the proposed

     Ordinance at the library, in the Planning Department and it will be mailed to selected

     individuals in the community.  It will also be available on the website.

9.  Communications

A.   In your packet you received a letter from the Midland Regional Interagency   Coordinating Council regarding public transportation accessibility issues.

B.   Letter from Mark Ostgarden to Steve Paul regarding recreational vehicle parking requirements that are proposed.

10.  Report of the Chairman

 

No report.

 

Ray again welcomed Dr. Mead to the board and thanked Jim Geisler, former Chairman, for doing an outstanding job for the past two years.

11.  Report of the Planning Director

      The Director also thanked Mr. Geisler for his tenure as Chairman.

 

CITY COUNCIL

      June 23rd

1)      Site Plan #224 – Pizza Hut APPROVED

2)      Site Plan #227 – Home Depot APPROVED

                                                     

PLANNING COMMISSION

June 24th

No Meeting

 

July 8th

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Site Plan No. 228 – Boulder Creek Condominiums, W of Perrine Rd., N of             Airport Rd. & S of Letts Rd.

Zoning Petition No. 502

Zoning Petition No. 503

Site Plan No. 229

 

July 22nd

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

            Zoning Petition No. 501

           

ACTION ITEMS

 

            Site Plan No. 228

            Zoning Petition No. 502

            Zoning Petition No. 503

            Site Plan No. 229

Toolbox Project

July 8 – Schedule Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance

August 12 – Conduct Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance

Special Session?

 

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS

 

Site Plan No. 220 – Taco Bell    WT Development has contacted N. Rapanos to discuss easement issues.

 

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 8:50 PM was moved by Max, seconded by Geisler, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION