MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2005, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Baker, Eyre, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Plotzke, Senesac, and Wieland

ABSENT:     Kanuch and Svenson

OTHERS PRESENT:  Daryl Poprave, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist and 1 other.

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of March 8, 2005

It was moved by Mead and supported by Wieland to approve the minutes of March 8th. The minutes were unanimously approved. 

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

      None

     

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

      None

 

5.   Old Business

 

      A.   Zoning Petition No. 514 –Consideration of a petition initiated by the City of Midland Planning Commission to zone property at 3705 Letts Street, owned by Alpine Mobile Homes from Township zoning to Residential D.

 

B.  Zoning Petition No. 515 – Consideration of a petition initiated by the City of Midland Planning Commission to zone property at 3721 Letts Street, owned by Alpine Mobile Homes from Township zoning to Residential D.

 

These two parcels will be reviewed together as they are adjacent parcels under the same ownership.  The parcel across the street is indeed a build able lot.  This parcel is separated by Letts Street.  The majority of this land is in the 100-year flood plain so if someone wanted to build on these parcels they would have to provide an elevation survey. 

 

Mr. Poprave showed a photo of the site.  It is quite low compared to the road.  If someone wanted to develop these parcels, it would take a significant amount of fill dirt.  Zoning Petition No. 515 is only a 33-foot wide strip located adjacent to the land in Petition No. 514.  These parcels are under the same ownership as Alpine Mobile Home Park.

 

Commissioner Wieland asked if they were to opt to split the zoning on the parcel (Zoning Petition No. 514) could that be done without another public hearing. 

 

Daryl Poprave stated yes.

 

It was moved by Kozakiewicz and seconded by Mead to split the zoning on Zoning Petition No. 514 where the road dissects this parcel and apply the Residential D zoning to the parcel to the south of Letts Street.  To the north of Letts Street, apply Residential A-4 zoning for property at 3705 Letts Street. owned by Alpine Mobile Homes. 

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:                Baker, Eyre, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Plotzke, Senesac and Wieland

NAY:                None

ABSENT:         Kanuch and Svenson

 

Motion passes unanimously.

     

It was moved by Kozakiewicz and seconded by Baker to apply Residential D zoning on Zoning Petition No. 515 for property at 3721 Letts Street, owned by Alpine Mobile Homes.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:                Baker, Eyre, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Plotzke, Senesac and Wieland

NAY:                None

ABSENT:         Kanuch and Svenson

 

Motion passes unanimously.

 

C.  Zoning Petition No. 516 – Consideration of a petition initiated by the City of Midland Planning Commission to zone property at 6201 West Wackerly Street, owned by Emery and Dorthey Sova, from Township zoning to Residential A-1.

 

D.  Zoning Petition No. 520 – Consideration of a petition initiated by the City of Midland Planning Commission to zone property at 6305 West Wackerly Street, owned by Emery and Dorthey Sova, from Township zoning to Residential A-1.

 

Petitions 516 and 520 will be discussed together as they are also under the same ownership and are adjacent parcels. 

 

Mr. Sova plans to build a subdivision in this area, but he has not yet submitted a plan.  Commissioner Wieland stated this is in accordance with the master plan and it is pretty straight forward. 

 

It was moved by Wieland and seconded by Mead to apply Residential A-1 zoning to Zoning Petition No. 516 for property at 6201 West Wackerly Street, owned by Emery and Dorthey Sova.

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:                Baker, Eyre, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Plotzke, Senesac and Wieland

NAY:                None

ABSENT:         Kanuch and Svenson

 

Motion passes unanimously.

 

It was moved by Wieland and seconded by Plotzke to apply Residential A-1 zoning to Zoning Petition No. 520 for property at 6305 West Wackerly Street, owned by Emery and Dorthey Sova.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:                Baker, Eyre, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Plotzke, Senesac and Wieland

NAY:                None

ABSENT:         Kanuch and Svenson

 

Motion passes unanimously.

 

E.  Zoning Petition No. 517 – Consideration of a petition initiated by the City of Midland Planning Commission to zone property at 4412 Waldo Avenue, owned by Tony Stevens, from Township zoning to Residential A-4.

 

This is currently a township single-family zoning district.  This property is adjacent to Residential A-4 zoning in the city.  The master plan shows it as medium density residential.  There could be a duplex on this site if the existing structure was modified or demolished and re-built.

 

It was moved by Mead and seconded by Wieland to apply Residential A-4 zoning to Zoning Petition No. 517 for property at 4412 Waldo Avenue, owned by Tony Stevens.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:                Baker, Eyre, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Senesac and Wieland

NAY:                Plotzke

ABSENT:         Kanuch and Svenson

 

Motion passes.

 

F.  Zoning Petition No. 518 – Consideration of a petition initiated by the City of Midland Planning Commission to zone property at 4705 Isabella Street, owned by Richard and Loretta Miller, from Township zoning to Regional Commercial.

 

This property contains multiple uses.  There is a single-family neighborhood to the south.  There is a storage yard and commercial property to the east and multiple family dwellings to the west of the parcel.   

 

Commissioner Wieland stated that this is in accordance with the master plan and he can support this zoning. 

 

It was moved by Mead and seconded by Wieland to apply Regional Commercial zoning to Zoning Petition No. 518 for property at 4705 Isabella Street, owned by Richard and Loretta Miller.

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:                Baker, Eyre, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Plotzke, Senesac and Wieland

NAY:                None

ABSENT:         Kanuch and Svenson

 

Motion passes unanimously.

 

6.  New Business

     Set Public Hearting – Set a public hearing on April 12th for the purpose of soliciting

     comments regarding Section 25-10 of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances (requiring

     wheels on stored recreational vehicles).

 

     The applicant requesting this review has requested storing of RV’s with wheels removed

     should be allowed.  There is consensus with the Planning Commission that staff schedule

      this public hearing.

 

7.  Communications

 

     Everyone received Planning & Zoning News and Michigan Planner.

 

8.  Report of the Chairman

 

      None

 

9.  Report of the Planning Director

 

CITY COUNCIL                                                                                                                 

 

March 21st

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

 

ACTION ITEMS

None

 

                April 11th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                CDBG – 2005 Budget

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

                                Set public hearings for Zoning Petitions Nos. 514 to 518 & 520

                                Accept annexation of 2810 E. Wheeler

               

PLANNING COMMISSION

                                                                                                                                                               

March 22nd 

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                None

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

§         Zoning Petition No. 514 – 3705 Letts Road to Residential D

§         Zoning Petition No. 515 – 3721 Letts Street to Residential D

§         Zoning Petition No. 516 – 6201 W. Wackerly Street to Residential A-1

§         Zoning Petition No. 517 – 4412 Waldo Avenue to Residential A-4

§         Zoning Petition No. 518 – 4705 Isabella Street to Regional Commercial

§         Zoning Petition No. 520 – 6305 W. Wackerly Street Residential A-1

§         Set public hearing regarding tires on stored recreational vehicles

 

April 12th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

§         Tires on stored recreational vehicles

§         Zoning Petition No. 519 – 31 Cheryl Drive

§         Zoning Petition No. 521 – W. Wackerly at Northgate Dr.

§         Conditional Use Permit No. 15 – 425 Waldo Avenue

 

ACTION ITEMS

                                None

 

                April 26th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                None

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

§         Zoning Petition No. 519 – 31 Cheryl Drive

§         Zoning Petition No. 521 – W. Wackerly at Northgate Dr.

§         Conditional Use Permit No. 15 – 425 Waldo Avenue

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

March 15th

                     PUBLIC HEARINGS

                     None

 

 

PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE SITE PLAN REVIEWS

 

Multi-Tenant Retail – 7201 Eastman Avenue:  Commercial Net Lease Realty Services, 6 spaces in a 9,523 square foot structure.

 

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

 

                The Planning Director is attending the American Planning Association –

National Conference in San Francisco, CA.

 

10.  Adjourn

Adjournment at approximately 7:37 PM was moved by Mead, seconded by Wieland and

unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Daryl Poprave

City Planner

 

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