MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2004, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

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

ABSENT:     Kozakiewicz

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; and 3 others.

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of September 14, 2004.

It was moved by Wieland and supported by Svenson to approve the minutes of September 14th.  The minutes were unanimously approved. 

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

      a)   Zoning Petition No. 513 – Consideration of request by William Weckesser to zone

            property at 5512 West Wackerly Street from Office Service 2 to Business C.  [See

            transcript.]

 

      b)   Preliminary Plat, Tentative Approval:  Scenic Estates No. 7 – Consideration of a

            request by Bartow & King Engineers, on behalf of Prodo, Inc., to grant tentative approval

            of a residential subdivision of 29 lots on 15 acres east of Jefferson Avenue and south of

            Wackerly Street.  [See transcript.]

 

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

      None

 

5.      Old Business

 

None

 

6.  New Business

None

 

7.  Communications

 

      None

 

8.  Report of the Chairman

     

      None

9.   Report of the Planning Director

The Director reported on the following matters:

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

September 27th

PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                               

                                ACTION ITEMS

1.        Scheduled public hearing on draft zoning ordinance for October 25th

2.        Accepted resignation of James Geisler

3.        Appointed Bill Eyre to Planning Commission

 

October 11th                       

PUBLIC HEARINGS

ACTION ITEMS

1.        Final Plat Approval - Countryside Estates

2.        Final Plat Approval – Foster Woods #3

3.        Final Plat Approval – Winding Creek Estates

                                                               

PLANNING COMMISSION

                                                                                                                                                               

                October 12th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.        Site Plan No. 243 – Kutchey’s Flowers

2.        Site Plan No. 244 – Tractor Supply Company

 

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

1.        Preliminary Plat, Tentative Approval – Scenic Estates No. 7

2.        Zoning Petition No. 513 – Weckesser, 5512 W Wackerly from OS-2 to BC

 

October 26th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

ACTION ITEMS

1.        Site Plan No. 243 – Kutchey’s Flowers

2.        Site Plan No. 244 – Tractor Supply Company

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

September 21st

SUMMARY

 

a.      No. 04-11Shirlene’s Cuisine, Inc. for an area/dimension variance to remove the current sign (facing Eastman Avenue) and replace with a new sign facing Wackerly Street, at 1716 West Wackerly Street.  APPROVED

 

  1. No. 04-12 – CESO, Inc. on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 910 Joe Mann Boulevard, for an area/dimension variance from the maximum allowable sign area.  APPROVED (600 s.f.)

 

c.       No. 04-13 – Trudy Laufer on behalf of Cleveland Manor, Inc., 2200 Cleveland Avenue, for an area/dimension variance to waive the set back requirement along a new east/west property line separating connected buildings.  APPROVED

 

d.      No. 04-14 – Frank Cergnul for an area/dimension variance to permit a garage addition in a required side street yard at 6004 Harwood Drive.  DENIED

 

e.      No. 04-15 – William Pike for an area/dimension variance to permit the construction of an addition connected to the existing structure in a required side yard at 2816 Ronan Street.  APPROVED

 

10.  Adjourn

Adjournment at approximately 7:33 PM was moved by Mead, seconded by Wieland and

unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION