MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2005, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Eyre, Gaynor, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Rapanos, Senesac, and Svenson

ABSENT:    

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Daryl Poprave, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; and 32 others.

 

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of August 23, 2005

It was moved by Eyre and supported by Kozakiewicz to approve the minutes of August 23rd. The minutes were unanimously approved. 

 

3.   Public Hearings

 

      Hours of Operation Restrictions – Consideration of a petition initiated by the Planning

      Commission to expand hours of operation by businesses located in the Neighborhood

      Commercial zoning districts from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. to operations on a 24 hour per

      day basis.  [See transcript.]

     

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

      None

 

5.   Old Business

 

      None

 

6.  New Business

It was moved by Svenson and seconded by Mead to keep the calendar for the coming year on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month except for the fourth Tuesday in December – Svenson/Mead.  Unanimously approved. 

 

We also have 3 people heading to Mackinac Island for the MAP Conference.

 

7.  Communications

 

      None

 

8.  Report of the Chairman

    

None 

 

9.  Report of the Planning Director

 

CITY COUNCIL                                                                                                                

 

September 12th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

§         Public hearing, Zoning Petition No. 522 – Consideration of a petition initiated by the Planning Commission to rezone approximately 1.09 acres located at the south side of the parcel at 2810 East Wheeler Street from Midland Township Residential R-1 to City of Midland Residential A-4 zoning.

§         Public hearing, Zoning Petition No. 523 – Consideration of a petition initiated by John Rapanos to rezone approximately 1.14 acres located at the west side of the parcel at 2810 East Wheeler Street from Residential A-1 to Residential A-4 zoning.

§         Public hearing, Conditional Use Permit No. 20 - Consideration of a petition initiated by Faulk & Foster on behalf of IPCS Wireless for conditional use permit approval to allow collocation of telecommunications equipment and increase of tower height at 1730 N Saginaw Road.

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

§                                                                                             Discussion of Planning Commission turnover and potential reduction of membership.

 

September 19th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                                None

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

                None

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

               

September 13th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

Hours of Operation; Neighborhood Commercial Zones

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

                                                None

 

September 27th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

Hours of Operation; Neighborhood Commercial Zones

 


ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

September 20th

 

§         05-15 - Subway for an area/dimension variance to permit an additional wall sign on the Wal-Mart store near the food center entrance at 910 Joe Mann Blvd.

§         05-16 – Lapham’s Flowers for an extension of a previously approved temporary permit at 1412 North Saginaw Road.

§         05-17 – Mark Kohtz for an area/dimension variance to permit a 6 foot tall privacy fence to exist in the side yard setback at 2507 Greenwich Circle.

§         05-18 – Fifth Third Bank for an area/dimension variance to permit four (4) signs on an ATM machine located at 6641 Cinema Drive.

       

PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE SITE PLAN REVIEWS

 

None

 

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

 

§                                             Interviews of firms responding to the City’s RFP for services to update the master plan are scheduled for October 14th.  The preparation meeting is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on October 7th.

§                                             2006-2007 Planning Commission meetings will again be scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (with exception of December which is only the second Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m.

 

10.  Adjourn

Adjournment at approximately 8:41 PM and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jon Lynch

Assistant City Manager

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION