MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2004, 7:00 P.M.,
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL,
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
It was moved by Mead and supported by Kozakiewicz to approve the minutes of May 11th. The minutes were unanimously approved.
3. Public Hearings
4. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)
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 its 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 wont 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
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
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:
Pharmacy and Office Building (approved)
Joint meeting with City Council Draft Zoning Ordinance
Site Plan No. 241, NE of Eastman / Saginaw Dollar Daze retail store
109 Ripley Street: area / dimension variance to permit construction
of an addition by reducing the side yard setback from 7 to 3.5
Adjournment at approximately 7:16 PM was moved by Geisler, seconded by Wieland and
Jon Lynch, AICP
Planning Commission Secretary
MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION