MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2004, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1. Roll Call

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

ABSENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; Sally Sutton, Zoning Board of Appeals member and 13 others.

2. Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of August 10, 2004

It was moved by Geisler and supported by Mead to approve the minutes of August 10th. The minutes were unanimously approved.

 

3. Public Hearings

Zoning Petition No. 513 Consideration of request by William Weckesser to zone property

at 5512 West Wackerly Street from Office Service 2 to Business B-2. [See transcript]

 

4. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.      Old Business

 

Zoning Petition No. 512 Consideration of request by Prodo, Inc., to zone property at

400 / 410 North Saginaw Road from Residential A-1 to Residential A-4.

 

Commissioner Wieland asked what would be the difference in density if it was developed as a PUD.

 

Jon Lynch stated that a PUD requires 40% of open space, but potentially, as a PUD, he could build six units as a PUD.

 

The only way to change the density on the subject property is either by a rezoning or a PUD, but the minimum lot size for a PUD is three acres and this parcel is only 1.3 acres. City Council would have to approve the development of a PUD on a smaller parcel.

 

John Rapanos requested the tabling of this request until the next meeting.

 

Pat Andrews, 322 Sandy Ridge Court, stated the input was received from the neighborhood and he would not like to see it tabled. He would like to see a vote on it tonight.

 

Commissioner Svenson stated that if we vote tonight and it is denied, could Mr. Rapanos come back with a PUD?

 

Jon Lynch explained that there is a period of one year before a request can be made again for rezoning. If you go more than 60 days after the public hearing, a new public hearing must be held.

 

Commissioner Mead felt that any additional information would be beneficial so he moved to table this issue until the next meeting. Seconded by Geisler to table until September 14th.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEAS: Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Senesac, Svenson and Wieland

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

 

6. New Business

 

Consideration of meeting calendar for 2005. It was moved by Svenson and seconded by Wieland to recommend approval of the calendar.

 

7. Communications

None

 

8. Report of the Chairman

None

9. Report of the Planning Director

Michigan Society of Planning 2004 Annual Conference will be September 29 thru October 2.

 

The Director reported on the following matters:

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

August 23rd

SPECIAL MEETING

Discussion of petitions & amendments regulations of proposed Zoning Ordinance

PUBLIC HEARINGS

ACTION ITEMS

Site Plan No. 237 revision approved

 

September 13th

SPECIAL MEETING

Discussion of proposed Zoning Ordinance

PUBLIC HEARINGS

ACTION ITEMS

Zoning Petition No. 512 Set Public Hearing

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

September 14th

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

ACTION ITEMS

Zoning Petition #513 5512 W Wackerly: OS-2 to BB-2

 

September 28th

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

September 29th October 2nd

Michigan Society of Planning Annual Conference

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

September 21st

SUMMARY

10. Adjourn

Adjournment at approximately 8:12 PM was moved by Wieland, seconded by Geisler and

unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION