Minutes - Planning Commission|

KIMBALL TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

KIMBALL TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL OFFICE

2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI

REGULAR MEETING

JULY 23, 2013

6:30 P.M.

                                                

OPEN MEETING: Chairman Loyson opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS:

PRESENT: Loyson, Barrett, Orr, Kavanaugh, Kilroy, Opaleski. ABSENT: Worden

 

ALSO PRESENT: Neil Erickson-Building Official

 

I.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA-REGULAR MEETING

    Barrett motioned to approve the agenda as presented supported by Kilroy.

    Motion Carried

 

II.    PRESENTATION OF MINUTES OF MAY 28, 2013

    Change wording to “Erickson to check the Green Barn…”

 

Barrett motioned to approve the minutes with the changes presented supported by Orr.

Motion Carried

 

III.    OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. Master Plan Update

 

Mr. Khorey from McKenna & Associates discussed the proposed changes to the Master Plan. Discussion was held on these changes. The recording secretary to make copies of the proposed changes for each of the board members so they can review them and bring other proposed changes to the next meeting for discussion.

 

  1. Ordinance #104 Outdoor Gatherings

    Supervisor Usakowski is requesting the Planning Commission make recommendation on the number of people. Copies of the ordinance were provided in your last agenda packets.

     

    Barrett advised he believes 500 is too high a number and the board should consider something lower. Discussion on the number of people and the idea of adding sanitation requirements and fencing where alcohol is being furnished. The township board should consider asking the township attorney.

     

    Orr motioned to make a recommendation of 250 people to the Kimball Township Board of Trustees with recommendation that they also consider sanitation requirements depending on the size of the gathering supported by Barrett.

     

    ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Orr, Barrett, Loyson, Kavanaugh, Opaleski, Kilroy.

    NO: None. ABSENT: Worden. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

IV.    NEW BUSINESS

  1. Resignation of Michael Kavanaugh

 

Resignation letter written by Mr. Kavanaugh was received by the board. Mr. Kavanaugh requested that the board consider him in the future for vacancies if he is no longer an employee of Kimball Township.

 

Orr motioned to receive and file Kavanaugh’s resignation supported by Opaleski.

Motion Carried

 

V.    REPORTS
    a. Bill Orr, Watershed

Orr advised last watershed meeting was canceled.

 

  1. Ed Kilroy, Range Road Corridor

No report.

 

  1. Ed Kilroy, Township Board

Update given on the last meeting and actions taken by the board.

 

  1. Gilbert Opaleski, ZBA

Update given on the last meeting and actions taken by the board.

 

VI.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Kevin Kovach: Simple Dynamics: Sparling Road/Richman Road: Mr. Kovach gave update on plans for property. He does not intend to go back into business but rather level everything except the ponds and build homes for himself and his family.

 

Discussion.

 

Neil Erickson: Building Official Zoning Administrator: Kimball Commons: 2159 Wadhams Road: Owner wants to build small 10 by 20 garage. Discussion on definition of rear and side yards. Loyson advised there must be a motion to add this to agenda.

 

Barrett motioned to add this item to the agenda supported by Orr.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Barrett, Orr, Loyson, Kilroy, Opaleski. NO: Kavanaugh. ABSENT: Worden. (5-1-1)

 

Barrett motioned that the township engineer and building inspector can review the site plan and make decisions in regards to minor changes to the site plan as long as the owner covers the engineering expenses supported by Opaleski.

 

    ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Barrett, Opaleski, Loyson, Kilroy, Kavanaugh, Orr.

    NO: None. ABSENT: Worden. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

    Neil Erickson: Building Official/Zoning Administrator: Pilot Gas Station: Traffic Study

 

    Barrett motioned to add this item to the agenda supported by Orr.

 

    ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Barrett, Orr, Loyson, Kilroy, Opaleski, Kavanaugh.

    NO: None. ABSENT: Worden. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

Erickson would like county to review the traffic study or perform a new one because of trucks parking sown the on and off ramps and downs the side of the road.

 

Barrett motioned to allow Erickson to bring this study to county’s attention and ask them to review or perform a new study supported by Orr.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Barrett, Orr, Loyson, Kilroy, Opaleski, Kavanaugh.

NO: None. ABSENT: Worden. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

VII.    ADJOURNMENT

    Kavanaugh motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m. supported by Orr.

Motion Carried

 

    Adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

 

    Submitted by,

    Bill Orr, Planning Commission Secretary

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