MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
WHICH TOOK PLACE ON
, COUNCIL CHAMBERS,
1. Roll Call
PRESENT: Eyre, Gaynor, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Senesac and Svenson
ABSENT: Rapanos and Jocks
OTHERS PRESENT: Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist and 4 others.
2. Approval of Minutes
Regular Meeting of
It was moved by Eyre and supported by Gaynor to approve the minutes of May 23rd. The minutes were unanimously approved.
3. Public Hearing
4. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)
5. Old Business
Zoning Text Amendment No. 143A – Consideration of a petition initiated by City staff to a zoning text amendment to allow for conditional rezoning of property.
A public hearing was conducted at the May 23rd meeting. The point of modifying the language is to allow conditional rezoning. This allows a petitioner in a rezoning request to apply conditions that would apply if the parcel were rezoned.
Mr. Kozakiewicz asked about the write-up that had several questions that did not seem to be addressed in the law. Mr. Lynch stated that is why it has to be specified in the local zoning ordinance as to how these cases will be addressed. This wording has been reviewed by the City Attorney’s Office and must be approved by City Council.
Mr. Mead stated he thinks it will be a win-win situation as this will answer some questions they have had when being asked to rezone properties. He also thinks it will be good for individuals wanting to rezone a piece of property. It will provide something specific rather than leaving it open to any use in that new zoning district. Mr. Mead is in favor of this type of rezoning. Ms. Svenson is also in favor of this. Mr. Eyre stated he is also in favor of conditional rezoning. They can look at a specific purpose for a parcel of property. He thinks it will be a good tool. Mr. Kozakiewicz, Mr. Gaynor and Mr. Senesac also agreed.
It was moved by Mead and supported by Gaynor to recommend approving a zoning text amendment to allow for conditional rezoning of property.
The vote proceeded as follows:
YEA: Eyre, Gaynor, Kozakiewicz, Mead, Senesac and Svenson
ABSENT: Rapanos and Jocks
The motion was approved 6-0.
6. New Business
Mr. Mead brought up the subject of the Planning Commission being asked to act on a petition the same evening as the public hearing. Mr. Lynch stated he will provide a staff report regarding the process and how it could be amended. This will probably occur in one of the August meetings.
8. Report of the Chairman
Mr. Senesac stated he needs volunteers for a nominating committee as new officers need to be elected at the July meeting. This committee will consist of Mr. Eyre and Ms. Svenson.
The Planning Commission was provided a letter from Howard Garrett regarding the presentation at the last Planning Commission meeting.
9. Report of the Planning Director
Petition No. 530 – Consideration of a petition
initiated by John Rapanos to rezone approximately 10 acres located at
§ Conditional Use Permit No. 22 – Consideration of a petition initiated by Tom McCann to approve a conditional use permit to allow placement of a single family home on property zoned Office Service located at 416 George Street. (approved)
Site Plan No. 252 – Consideration of a petition
initiated by Helger Construction Company, on behalf
of Feeny Chrysler, for approval of a site plan
including a 13,000 square foot body and paint shop on 7.13 acres located at
Site Plan No. 253 – Consideration of a petition
initiated by Three Rivers Construction, on behalf of Members First Credit
Union, for approval of a site plan including building and parking additions on
2.2 acres located at
§ Conditional Use Permit No. 21 – Set public hearing to consider a petition initiated by Robert LaBelle on behalf of Verizon Wireless to approve a conditional use permit to allow construction of a 140’ tall monopole tower located east of Elisenal Drive, north of Wal-Mart. (public hearing June 23rd)
Use Permit No. 21 – Set public hearing to consider a petition initiated by
Robert LaBelle on behalf of Verizon
Wireless to approve a conditional use permit to allow construction of a 140’
tall monopole tower located east of
Amendment 142A – Set a public hearing for consideration of a petition initiated
by staff to include conditional rezoning in the City of
No. 06-06 – James Zablocki of Zablocki Construction on behalf of Stanley Smith for an area/dimension variance to allow a three-season porch to be constructed within the 30 foot rear yard setback at 1812 Lawrence Drive.
No. 06-07 – Kevin McParlan, on behalf of Sabourin’s
Pharmacy, for an area/dimension
variance to permit a 27 square foot wall sign on the Midland Foodland located at
No. 06-08 – Tom Pomerville, on behalf of Lucy’s Lunches & Catering of
No. 06-09 – Bill Waterman for
several area/dimension variance to permit a nonconforming single family home
to be converted into a triplex structure at
Commissioner Steve Rapanos has submitted a
letter of resignation effective
The City Council has appointed Diane Brown and Gayle Hanna to open seats on the Planning Commission. These new Commissioners begin their terms of service in July.
The next special meeting on the Master Plan is scheduled for August 3rd.
Adjournment at was unanimously approved.
Assistant City Manager