MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2003, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

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

ABSENT:     Dowling and Max (each excused)

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; Sally Sutton, Zoning Board of Appeals member and 21 others.

2.   Approval of Minutes

It was moved by Geisler and supported by Svenson to approve the minutes of August 12th. The minutes were unanimously approved as presented.

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

      Site Plan No. 230 – A public hearing to consider site plan approval requested by Wolgast

      Corporation on behalf of Aegis Environmental to construct a 14,036 square foot building on

      Property located on Ridgewood Drive at the corner of Ridgecrest Drive.  [See transcript]

 

Special Use Permit No. 12 – A public hearing to consider approval of a special use permit requested by Richard, Connor, Riley Associates on behalf of AT&T Wireless Services to construct a public utility facility consisting of electronic equipment on a 10’ x 20’ site located on property owned by Wheeler Road Church of Christ at 1123 East Wheeler Street.  This equipment will support a cellular communications tower.  [See transcript]

 

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.   Old Business

 

Zoning Text Amendment #140a - action initiated by the Midland County Board of Commissioners to amend the City of Midland Zoning Ordinance by amending Article II to define Correctional Facility; by amending Article XXX to provide parking standards for Correctional Facility; and by amending Article XI to list Correctional Facility as a use permitted via Special Use Permit in the C – Community Zoning.

 

Commissioner Kozakiewicz wanted to know if the reason for the change was to expand the existing jail as it is currently nonconforming.

 

Mr. Lynch stated that the Zoning Board of Appeals can grant a variance to expand the current jail or the zoning could be changed to something that would accommodate the jail.

 

It was agreed that the access would be changed from “shall” to “should”.

 

Commission Wieland would support the text amendment with the noted changes.  So would all the others.

 

A motion was made by Geisler and supported by Mead to approve.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

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

Nay:           None

Absent:      Dowling and Max

 

 

6.   New Business

 

None

7.   Communications

None

8.   Report of the Chairman

Michigan Society of Planning annual conference is scheduled to take place in Traverse City from October 15 to October 18.  Up to three Commissioners can attend and are encouraged to do so.  The early registration period ends on September 15th so interest should be expressed fairly soon. 

 

9.   Report of the Planning Director

 

      CITY COUNCIL

o        August 25th – Will set a public hearing for Zoning Petition #501 (Campbell).

o        September 8th – Will conduct public hearing on Zoning Petition #502 (Bell).

o        September 8th – Will conduct public hearing on Zoning Petition #503 (Humpert:

Revised Ordinance Action for RA-1 & BB-2).

o        September 29th –

Zoning Petition #503 Revised Ordinance Action (Humpert)

Public Hearing – Zoning Petition #502 (Campbell)

Set Public Hearing for Special Use Permit #12 (AT&T Wireless)

Site Plan #220 – Taco Bell

Site Plan #230 – Aegis Environmental

Site Plan #231 – Eastman Office Building

 

            PLANNING COMMISSION

o        September 2nd – Will conduct a public hearing on the draft zoning ordinance beginning at 6:00 PM.


o        September 9th – Public Hearings

1. Site Plan #220 – Taco Bell, S. Saginaw Road

2. Site Plan #231 – Thurlow Office Building, Eastman Avenue

o        September 9th – Action Items

1. Site Plan #230 – Aegis Environmental, Ridgecrest Drive

2. Special Use #12 – AT&T Wireless, Wheeler Road Church of Christ

o        September 23rd – Action Items

1. Site Plan #220 – Taco Bell S. Saginaw Road

        2. Site Plan #231 – Thurlow Office Building, Eastman Avenue

 

      

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 9:32 PM was moved by Baker, seconded by Wieland, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Assistant City Manager

 

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION