MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2003, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

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

ABSENT:     None

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; and 8 others.

2.   Approval of Minutes

It was moved by Geisler and supported by Kozakiewicz to approve the minutes of September 23rd. The minutes were unanimously approved as presented.

 

3.   Establish 2004 Meeting Dates

     

      It was moved by Max and supported by Dowling to approve the 2004 meeting dates.  The

      Dates were unanimously approved

 

4.   Public Hearings

     

      Preliminary Plat Rolling Meadows Estates No. 1 – A public hearing to consider tentative

      Approval of a preliminary plat requested by Bartow and King Engineers, Inc. to plat 56 lots

      On 25.3 acres located west of Dublin Avenue and north of Countryside Drive.  [See

      transcript]

 

5.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

6.   Old Business

 

Site Plan No. 232 – consideration of site plan approval requested by Midland Baptist Church to construct an expansion of an existing parking lot, which will have access to Harper Lane, at 5009 Jefferson Avenue.

 

Mark Ostgarden presented an overview of the petition.

 

Joan Wolf, 112 Harper Lane, asked where the water will go from all the paving.  She had water and sewage in her basement in 1986, 1987 and 1996.  Harper Lane has an old sewer system.  Will the lights shine right into her window when cars turn out of the parking lot?

 

Bryon Wolf, 112 Harper Lane, they were told the entrance to the parking lot would be over by the trees to the east of the drain, not the west of the drain as shown.

 

Commissioner Mead stated that no matter where the driveway comes out, someone will get headlights into their window.

 

Commissioner Baker doesn’t see a problem with it.

 

Commissioner Mead stated that in several instances the street is used for water run off.

 

Commissioner Max stated that they definitely need the parking there.  The headlights will be there but the buffer will help.

 

Commissioner Kozakiewicz is in agreement.

 

Commissioner Wieland is in support.

 

Contingencies:

 

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

2.   Maneuvering lanes at the north end of the new parking aisles shall have a 22’ minimum width.

3.   Site lighting will not cast illumination off site.

4.   The landscape screening shall comply with height and obscuration requirements at the time of installation of planting.

 

A motion to approve with the four contingency items in the staff report was made by Wieland and supported by Baker to approve.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

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

Nay:           None

Absent:      None

 

7.   New Business

 

None

8.   Communications

      Those included in packet.

9.   Report of the Chairman

      Some of the commissioners will be going to the Michigan Society of Planning

     Conference and will report back next meeting.

10.   Report of the Planning Director

 

      CITY COUNCIL

 

o        September 29th –

Public Hearing Zoning Petition #501 (Campbell)

Public Hearing Zoning Text Amendment – Correctional Facilities in

Community Zone

Site Plan #220 – Taco Bell

Site Plan #230 – Aegis Environmental

Site Plan #231 – Eastman Office Building

 

            PLANNING COMMISSION

 

o        October 14th

 

Public Hearings

Preliminary Plat – Rolling Meadows Estate No. 1

Action Items

Site Plan #232 – Midland Baptist Church (parking)

 

Note:  October 15 – 18

      Michigan Society of Planning Annual Conference

 

o        October 28th

 

Public Hearings

None

Action Items

Preliminary Plat – Rolling Meadows Estates No. 1

     

11.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 8:12 PM was moved by Geisler, seconded by Baker, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Assistant City Manager

 

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION