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Planning Commission December 2018

Banks Township Planning Commission

Regular Meeting Minutes
December 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.

  1. Call to Order at 6:05 p.m. by Chmn Miles
  2. Roll/ Recognition of visitors:
    1. Present: Wieland, Cooper, Miles
    2. Absent: Austin, Diebold
    3. Also present: Claire Karner, Julie Waterman, Irene Shooks
  3. Approval of Minutes: MMS by Cooper, Wieland to approve Nov 2018 minutes. MC
  4. Public Hearing: None
  5. Public comment: None
  6. Response and comment from commissioners: none
  7. Reports:
    1. Zoning Board of Appeals: None
    2. Zoning Administrator: Dave M. One question building a pavilion over a house trailer at 7007 Rushton road. He will follow-up with them.
    3. Township Board representative: Tom highlighted items from the minutes
    4. Planning Consultant: There is a group meeting on Jan. 16, 2018
  8. Old Business:
    1. Police Power Ordinance – Short Term Rentals reviewed
    2. Zoning Ordinance Proposal Short Term Rentals
      1. MMS by Cooper, Wieland to go ahead with public hearing on language as presented. Roll call: Cooper, yes, Wieland, yes, Miles, yes
    3. Accessory Buildings – Zoning Ordinance proposal: board commented on the proposal. No vote until we have a full board.
  9. New Business/ announcements/correspondence:
    1. Public Hearing Dates – Short Term Rental Zoning Ordinance amendment Jan 28
    2. Master Plan Discussion
      1. Action Plan Prioritization: Discussion on most items showed consensus on most points
      2. Future Land Use: there seems to be a consensus that some areas in ag could be reclassified to residential. Could look at building requirements and and promote cluster development. Discussion will continue in January.
    3. 2019 Planning Commission meetings for 1st Quarter discussion will be handled when full commission is available.
  10. Public comment: none
  11. Next Meeting: January 8, 2018
  12. Adjournment: MMS by Wieland, Cooper to adjourn 6:57. MC