MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2005, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

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

ABSENT:    

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; and 4 others.

 

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of September 27, 2005

It was moved by Mead and supported by Eyre to approve the minutes of September 27th. The minutes were unanimously approved. 

 

3.   Public Hearings

 

      Preliminary Plat, Trotter’s Pointe – Consideration of a petition initiated by Bartow & King

      Engineer’s for approval of a 20 lot residential subdivision on approximately 5.84 acres

      located south of East Wheeler Street and east of Liberty Drive. [See transcript.]

 

Steve Rapanos requested to be allowed to abstain from this hearing as the petitioner is his

father and also on old business as the petitioner is his uncle.  Motion by Svenson,

seconded by Kozakiewicz to allow Steve Rapanos to abstain from deliberations

tonight as the petitioners tonight are his father and his uncle.

 

Motion passed 6-1 (Mead voted no).

 

      4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

      None

 

5.   Old Business

 

      Zoning Petition No. 524 – Consideration of a petition initiated by Nicolaos Rapanos and

      the City of Midland to rezone property at 4228 Bay City Road and 405 Fast Ice Drive from

      Agriculture zoning to Regional Commercial zoning. 

     

A public hearing was conducted at the previous meeting.  The subject site is approximately

14 acres in land area.  The adjoining parcels fall also within the Agricultural zoning

classification and then we have a higher density residential development along

Bay City Road.

 

The future land use map shows the land as a General Commercial category. 

Looking at an aerial photograph, Mr. Rapanos owns the frontage along Bay City Road.

The City owns the remainder of the parcel.  This area began as identified as

medium density residential in 1972, was upgraded to a high density use in 1979,

and upgraded to general commercial in 1991.

 

Dan Kozakiewicz stated that it appears to be a straight-forward proposal.  He would

support it.

 

Mr. Eyre agrees.  Mr. Mead thinks it makes sense for everyone involved.  He thinks the

city is doing the best it can to remedy the situation of the fans on the civic arena.  Ms. Svenson is trying to think what other alternatives are allowed in this zoning district.  Mr. Jocks likes the fact that it meets the master plan.

 

It was moved by Kozakiewicz and seconded by Eyre to recommend approval of zoning petition #524 to rezone property at 4228 Bay City Road and 405 Fast Ice Drive from Agriculture zoning to Regional Commercial zoning. 

 

The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA:                      Eyre, Gaynor, Jocks, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Svenson and Senesac

NAY:                      None

ABSENT:               None

ABSTAIN:              Rapanos

 

     

6.  New Business

     None

 

7.  Communications

 

     None.

 

8.  Report of the Chairman

 

The Planning Commission will meet in this room on Friday morning to interview firms regarding the updating of the city’s master plan.

 

9.  Report of the Planning Director

 

            CITY COUNCIL                                                                                                                

 

October 10th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

§         Receive Planning Commission Recommendation – Business hours of operation in Neighborhood Commercial Zones. (decline to extend 7-11 hours & direct Attorney to bolster restrictions in NC Zones)

§         Preliminary Plat Extension – Broadhead Estates (approved)

§         Appoint Councilmen Meyers and Rokosz to master plan interview panel.

§         Conditional Use Permit 13 – driveway revision (approved)

 

October 24th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                                None

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

§         Rezoning, Zoning Petition No. 524 – Consideration of a petition initiated by Nicolaos Rapanos and the City of Midland to rezone approximately 14.32 acres located at 4228 Bay City Road and 405 Fast Ice Drive from Agricultural to Regional Commercial zoning. Set public hearing for November 14th.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

               

October 25th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

§         Site Plan No. 249; Manual Therapeutics – Consideration of a petition initiated by Weckesser Builders for approval of a 12,868 square foot addition on approximately 2.06 acres located at 1900 Ridgewood Drive.

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

§         Preliminary Plat, Trotter’s Pointe – Consideration of a petition initiated by Bartow & King Engineer’s for approval of a 20 lot residential subdivision on approximately 5.84 acres located south of East Wheeler Street and east of Liberty Drive.

 

November 8th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

                                                None

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

§         Site Plan No. 249; Manual Therapeutics – Consideration of a petition initiated by Weckesser Builders for approval of a 12,868 square foot addition on approximately 2.06 acres located at 1900 Ridgewood Drive.

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 


October 18th

 

§         No. 05-20 – Jack Gaudard for an area/dimension variance to permit a proposed attached garage addition to encroach within a side yard setback at 3905 Swede Avenue.

       

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. 

 

10.  Adjourn

Adjournment at approximately 7:30 PM and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jon Lynch

City Planner

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION