MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
WHICH TOOK PLACE ON
1. Roll Call
PRESENT: Baker, Dowling, Kanuch, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Senesac, Svenson and Wieland
OTHERS PRESENT: Jon Lynch, Assistant City
2. Approval of Minutes
Regular Meeting of
It was moved by Baker and supported by Wieland to approve the minutes of August 24th. The minutes were unanimously approved.
3. Public Hearings
4. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)
5. Old Business
Zoning Petition No. 512 – Consideration of request by Prodo, Inc., to zone property at
It was moved by Svenson and supported by Dowling to remove the petition from being tabled. It was unanimously approved.
Jon Lynch reviewed the location of the subject site. Subject site is currently undeveloped. The surrounding land uses include a church and low density residential.
In the public hearing, we discussed the present zoning, and would it be consistent with existing uses, has there been a change in existing conditions, and is it spot zoning. There were a number of neighbors who spoke in opposition to the request..
At the August 24th meeting, the developer requested the petition be tabled so he could pursue development of a PUD. Under RA-1 zoning, the petitioner would be allowed a maximum of four units. If developed as a PUD, it would allow a maximum of 5 units. If it were rezoned to RA-4, the maximum density would be 12 units. If the zoning were changed and it was developed as a PUD, it would allow 13 units.
The only way the petitioner can get to 10 units is to change the zoning from RA-1 to RA-4
Procedural issues – there is no PUD presently before the board.
The Planned Unit Development Process:
Pre-application conference with city staff.
Preliminary plan application.
Planning Commission Public Hearing (notice to 300’)
City Council Public Hearing (notice to 300’)
Final plan application.
Planning Commission review
City Council action (development agreement required)
Staff recommendation is to not approve the zoning change as it does constitute spot zoning.
The City Council would receive the petition on September 27th and the public hearing would take place on October 25th.
Commissioner Svenson asked if these conditions for approval are like a site plan.
Jon Lynch stated that there are discretionary standards associated with approval of a PUD.
The petitioner withdrew the request. He will come back with a request for rezoning and a PUD simultaneously.
6. New Business
Distribution of Planning and Zoning News.
8. Report of the Chairman
Commissioner Mead asked about voting for a new Michigan Society of Planning Board
Chairman Senesac announced the resignation of Jim Geisler due to some unforeseen family
9. Report of the Planning Director
The Director reported on the following matters:
Discuss draft ordinance changes:
§ Site plan review authority
§ Screening fence height
Dollar Daze fencing removed & buffer relocated
Discussion of proposed Zoning Ordinance
1. Set public hearing for proposed Zoning Ordinance
2. Set public hearing for Zoning Petition No. 512 - Rapanos
1. Preliminary Plat – Scenic Estates No. 7
Zoning Petition No. 513 – Weckesser, 5512
September 29th – October 2nd
Adjournment at approximately was moved by Wieland, seconded by Geisler and
Jon Lynch, AICP
Planning Commission Secretary