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Ellsworth, Michigan 49729
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Planning Commission April 2019

Banks Township Planning Commission

Regular Meeting Minutes
April 9, 2019
6:00 p.m.

  1. Call to Order by Chmn Miles at 6:00 p.m.
  2. Roll/ Recognition of visitors:
    1. Present: Miles, Wieland, Cooper, Diebold
    2. Absent: Austin
    3. Also present: Claire Karner, Irene Shooks, Muladore, Julie Waterman
  3. Approval of Minutes: No meetings were held in February or March. MMS to approve January 8, 2019 Meeting. MC
  4. Public Hearing: None
  5. Public comment:
  6. Response and comment from commissioners:
  7. Reports:
    1. Zoning Board of Appeals: None
    2. Zoning Administrator: Dave M.
    3. Township Board representative: Tom C. Highlighted Board minutes
    4. Planning Consultant: Claire K. nothing new besides items on agenda
  8. Old Business:
    1. Accessory Buildings – Zoning Ordinance proposal: Public hearing will be held on May 14, 2019
    2. Police Power Ordinance – Short Term Rentals – Public Hearing date: will be held in June.
    3. Zoning Ordinance Proposal to accompany STR PPO
    4. Review Master Plan Draft
    5. ACTION: Opportunity to recommend to Board to approve for 63-day public distribution MMS to send to the completed Master plan draft with suggested changes to the Township Board for their approval. MC
  9. New Business/ announcements/correspondence:
    1. Minimum lot size for agricultural zoning district. Discussed making it compatible with C/R requirements.
    2. Officer elections next month
  10. Public comment: none
  11. Next Meeting: May 14, 2019
  12. Adjournment at 7:00