MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2003, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Baker, Geisler, Max, Senesac, Svenson and Wieland

ABSENT:     Dowling, Kozakiewicz and Mead (excused)

OTHERS PRESENT:  Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; Sally Sutton, Zoning Board of Appeals Member and 2 others.

2.   Approval of Minutes

It was moved by Baker and supported by Max to approve the minutes of October 14th. The minutes were unanimously approved as presented.

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

      None

 

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.   Old Business

 

Preliminary Plat, Rolling Meadows Estates No. 1 – 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.

 

Mark Ostgarden presented an overview of the petition which included a master plan for the area north of Countryside and south of Saginaw Road.  It was prepared by the property owner to depict street layout and lot configuration.

 

Richard Fosgitt, with Bartow & King Engineers, addressed the contingencies on page ten of the staff report.

 

Mark Ostgarden identified that the 28’ street width will most likely restrict parking to one side of the street.

 

John Rapanos stated that the north end of the development will have multiple family residential dwellings.

 

Commissioner Max thought the plan was well laid out and thought through.  All the issues were addressed.

 

Commissioner Wieland complimented the developer on putting together the long range plan for the area.

 

Commissioner Svenson stated the plan meets the minimum requirements of the subdivision ordinance.

 

A motion was made by Geisler and supported by Baker to approve the Preliminary Plat of Rolling Meadows Estates #1 with the following contingencies:

 

Contingencies:

 

1.   Fire hydrants are provided at intervals required under the National Fire Prevention Code; spacing not more than 500’, must be provided.

2.   Fire hydrants must be installed prior to building construction.

3.   Temporary turnarounds capable of supporting a 60,000 pound fire apparatus must be provided at street terminations for each phase of construction.

4.   No on street parking is permitted within the boulevard of Rolling Meadows Drive.

5.   No structure being constructed may be more than 150 feet from a fire access roadway.

6.   A storm water management plan must be submitted and approved by the Engineering Department.

7.   Public drain enclosure will require permits from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Midland County Drain Commissioner.

8.   Maintenance easements must be provided to support drain outlets, discharges and retention ponds.

9.   Appropriate wetlands review and MDEQ permitting is secured by the developer.

10. Public sanitary sewer and water information is provided for review.

11. Information regarding the total number of residential lots to be developed in this area must be submitted so that the water and sanitary sewer mains can be appropriately sized.

12. With relocation of fire hydrants at the ends of cul-de-sacs, blow out valves must be provided or the water mains must be connected.

13. The proposed boulevard island within Rolling Meadows Drive must be privately owned and maintained.

14. Any vegetation planted within the boulevard island should be approved by the City Forester.

15. Curb surrounding the boulevard island shall be “high-back” curb instead of mountable curb.

16. Proposed 10’ private utility easements are illustrated.

17. Rose Drain easements on lots 9-12 and 53-56 are more specifically illustrated.

18. Street grades shall not be greater than 6% or less than .3%.

 

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

Yea:           Baker, Geisler, Max, Senesac, Svenson and Wieland

Nay:           None

Absent:      Dowling, Kozakiewicz and Mead

 


6.   New Business

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – An informational presentation was made to update the Planning Commission on GIS planning activities being undertaken by the City of Midland.

 

7.   Communications

      Planning & Zoning News

     Invitation from Parks & Recreation Commission – Parks & Recreation Master Plan Open   

     House - November 5, 2003, City Council Chambers 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

8.   Report of the Chairman

      Michigan Society of Planning Conference was attended by two Planning

      Commission members, three staff members and two Zoning Board of Appeals members.

9.   Report of the Planning Director

 

      CITY COUNCIL

                        October 27th

o        Approved Site Plan #232 – Midland Baptist Church (parking)

            PLANNING COMMISSION

o        October 28th

Public Hearings

None

Action Items

Preliminary Plat – Rolling Meadows Estate No. 1

 

Note:  Michigan Society of Planning Annual Conference – Jon Lynch and Mark Ostgarden had the opportunity to meet with Megan from McKenna Associates.

 

11.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 8:05 PM was moved by Wieland, seconded by Max, and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mark Ostgarden AICP, CFM

City Planner

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION