MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2004, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

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

ABSENT:     Geisler and Kozakiewicz (excused)

OTHERS PRESENT:  Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; Sally Sutton, Zoning Board of Appeals Member and 12 others.

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of April 13, 2004

It was moved by Mead and supported by Baker to approve the minutes of April 13th.  The minutes were unanimously approved. 

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

      Site Plan No. 240 – Consideration of site plan approval requested by Ayres Associates

      for a proposed 14,820 square foot Walgreens Pharmacy and a 6,600 square foot

      office building at the southeast intersection of Eastman Avenue and North Saginaw Road.

      [See transcript]

 

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.      Old Business

 

6.  New Business

     Request for Street Name Change - from Diamond Drive on the south side of the Soccer

     Club property to Soccer Drive.

 

The City Planner explained that a petition to change the name of Diamond Drive from Jefferson Avenue to the easterly end of the Soccer Club property has been received.  The petition was submitted by the Soccer Club to change the name to Soccer Drive. 

 

There was a question by Commissioner Max if there was any historical significance to the name.  The name is in reference to the Dow “diamond” symbol.  The procedure for the street name change was described.

Commissioner Max had no problem at all changing the name.  All other Commissioners concurred.

   


     It was moved by Wieland and seconded by Svenson to recommend approval of the

     requested street name change to Soccer Drive.

 

     The vote proceeded as follows:

 

     YEA:  Baker, Dowling, Max, Mead, Senesac, Svenson and Wieland

     NAYS:  None

     ABSENT:  Kozakiewicz and Geisler

 

7.  Communications

Copies of the Planning/Zoning News were distributed.

Meeting with City Council on May 20th at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioner Max asked if copies of the new zoning ordinance have been sent to the surrounding townships.  Mark Ostgarden stated that they haven’t but we can do that if the Commission desires.  The Commission requested copies of the draft be sent to abutting townships.

 

8.  Report of the Chairman

      Noted that copies of the Planning and Zoning News were distributed.

      Reminded the Commissioners about the meeting on the Zoning Ordinance with the City Council on May 20th at 6:00 p.m.

9.   Report of the Planning Director

The City Planner reported on the following matters:

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

April 26th City Council meeting

1.        CDBG Budget Hearing

2.        Murphy Oil Site Plan was Removed from the Agenda

 

May 10th City Council meeting

1.        Public hearings and considerations for Zoning Petitions:

a.         507 Bartow Property on Perrine Road

b.        508 Johnson Property on Saginaw

c.         509 City Property on Wheeler Street

d.        510 Bailey Property on Perrine Road

e.         511 ME Free Church Property on Jefferson Avenue.

2.        Set public hearing on the street name change.

 

May 17th City Council Meeting

1.        Consideration of Site Plan 240 – Walgreens

 


PLANNING COMMISSION

 

May 11th Planning Commission Meeting

1.     Public hearing on SUP for office building in a community zone located on Sugnet Road

2.        Consideration of a revised site plan for Murphy Oil gas station on leased Wal-Mart property.

3.        Review of ordinance language for parking in residential zones for adjacent commercial and office zone uses.

 

May 20th Meeting with City Council - Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.

 

May 25th Planning Commission Meeting

1.        Consideration of SUP request for office building in a community zone located on Sugnet Road.

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

April 18th ZBA meeting

1.        Approved an interior side yard encroachment to allow a screened porch on an existing deck at

705 Linwood Drive.

2.        Denied a request for signage in excess of what’s permitted for the new 5th 3rd bank building.

3.        Approved a request for a front yard setback to permit construction of a garage in a double fronting lot situation at 124 Wilson Court.

4.        Distributed final draft of the zoning ordinance and invited ZBA to attend the meeting with the City Council.

 

Received a notice from Larkin Township on its upcoming update process for the Township Master Plan.

 

        Troy Dowling stated he will not be at the May 11, 2004 meeting.

 

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 8:24 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mark Ostgarden, AICP, CFM

City Planner

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION