MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2004, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Senesac and Wieland 

ABSENT:     Baker, Svenson (excused) Max (unexcused)

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; and 3 others.

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of May 11, 2004

It was moved by Mead and supported by Kozakiewicz to approve the minutes of May 11th.  The minutes were unanimously approved. 

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

      None

     

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.      Old Business

 

      Special Use Permit #13 – Consideration of special use permit approval requested by

      Dow-Howell-Gilmore-Associates, Inc. to construct a new office building on the north

side of Sugnet Drive at Whiting Drive. 

 

Jack Lee gave new information regarding the septic tank and they are proceeding with

the application for septic.  A second field will not be required by the county.  They know

they need to connect to the City sanitary sewer when it’s provided.

 

Commissioner Mead stated the application should be approved.  The site is wet due to flooding.

 

Don Koster stated that the building site and parking locations are currently above water.

The area is not part of the floodplain.

 

Commissioner Geisler supported the plan.

 

Don Koster stated that the garbage would be stored inside the building and collected

privately and won’t be outside.

 

It was moved by Geisler and seconded by Wieland to recommend approval of Site Plan No.

240 with the following contingencies:

 

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

2.   Site lighting shall not cast illumination off site.

3.   If site irrigation is planned, a separate water service is required.

4.   Sign construction is in accord with the Zoning Ordinance.

5.   The refuse receptacle is identified.

6.   No parking will be permitted on the loop driveway.

 

       The vote proceeded as follows:

 

     YEA:         Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Senesac and Wieland

     NAYS:     

     ABSENT:  Baker, Max and Svenson

 

6.  New Business

A letter from Jim Branson, City Attorney, in regards to the open meetings of the

Boards and Commissions will be held on June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

 

7.  Communications

None

 

8.  Report of the Chairman

      The meeting with the City Council and Planning Commission, which was held on

      May 20, 2004 to discuss the Zoning Ordinance draft went well and he

      appreciated all the hard work that was done by Jon Lynch.

 

9.   Report of the Planning Director

The Director reported on the following matters:

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

May 17th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

      • Site Plan No. 240, SE corner of Eastman / Saginaw – Walgreens

Pharmacy and Office Building (approved)

 

                May 20th

                                SPECIAL MEETING

                                                Joint meeting with City Council – Draft Zoning Ordinance

 


     PLANNING COMMISSION

 

May 25th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

                               

ACTION ITEMS

                                Special Use Permit #13 – DHGA Office Building

 

                June 8th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                                Site Plan No. 241, NE of Eastman / Saginaw – Dollar Daze retail store

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

                                                None

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

May 18th

            SUMMARY

                        109 Ripley Street:  area / dimension variance to permit construction

                        of an addition by reducing the side yard setback from 7’ to 3.5’

                        (approved)

               

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 7:16 PM was moved by Geisler, seconded by Wieland and

unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION