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Planning Commission Minutes - March 9, 2010

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD
PLANNING COMMISSION
MARCH 9, 2010

A Regular meeting of the Charter Township of Chesterfield Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall Located at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI 48047.

1. CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Priest called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

2. ROLL CALL:

Present: Jim Priest Excused: Ray Saelens
Paula Frame
Joe Stabile Absent: Robert Kohler
George Deeby
Paul Miller
Carl Leonard
Michele Ficht

Others: Patrick Meagher, Township Planner

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

Motion by Mr. Priest, supported by Mr. Miller to approve the agenda as presented.

All Ayes Motion Carried

4. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT: (Committee will report items under Reviews)

5. PUBLIC HEARING:

6. REVIEWS:

A. PROPOSED CLEARWIRE US CELL TOWER CO-LOCATION – SITE PLAN #2010-01: Clearwire US, 4400 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA., 98033 – Proposed co location on existing cell tower located at 25295 21 Mile Road.

Bill Atkinson stated that they would like to co-locate antennas and ground equipment. The antennas would be on an existing tower. It is a 165 foot lattice tower. They would also like to put a cabinet, a 5 by 7 footprint, inside the existing compound. It is an ideal site.

Mr. Deeby asked Mr. Atkinson if he had read the comments from AEW.

Mr. Atkinson responded yes he read the comment regarding the letter of intent. He had Grand River Communications send in a letter to Ms. Giese. He will contact her tomorrow. The lease is not done yet. What that was is authorization for them to proceed from the tower owner, Charlie Hayes, and Grand River Communications. Clearwire wrote a check for $1,100.00. He does not know what other consent Ms. Giese needs, but he will cooperate with her in full.

Mr. Priest noted the receipt of a letter from Selfridge indicating that they have no problem with this site plan.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Ms. Ficht to approve Site Plan #2010-01 subject to the engineering comments.

All Ayes Motion Carried

B. PROPOSED PGA COLLISION ADD TO EXISTING GROUND SIGN - #2010-09 SGN: Gary Patchak, 32393 Lakepoint, Chesterfield, MI., 48047 – Proposed addition to existing ground sign located at above address.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Deeby to approve #2010-09 SGN.

All Ayes Motion Carried

C. PROPOSED THE BUZZ HAIR DESIGN NEW WALL SIGN - #2010-10 SGN: Sign Fabricators, 43984 Groesbeck, Clinton Twp., MI., 48036 – Proposed new wall sign located at 48748 Gratiot.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Ms. Ficht to approve #2010-10 SGN with the additional 12 square feet variance due to the building setback.

All Ayes Motion Carried

D. PROPOSED SOPHIE’S SALON NEW WALL SIGN - #2010-11 SGN: Sign Fabricators, 43984 Groesbeck, Clinton Twp., MI., 48036 – Proposed new wall sign located at 47073 Gratiot.

Ms. Frame stated that this sign exceeds the 8:1 ratio in length. She spoke with the applicant during pre-planning, and they have agreed to stack this sign with Sophie’s on top and Salon underneath. That way it will meet the ratio.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Miller to approve #2010-11 SGN subject to the change of the application.

All Ayes Motion Carried

E. PROPOSED LAVDAS JEWELRY & LOANS NEW WALL SIGN - #2010-12 SGN: Sign Fabricators, 43984 Groesbeck, Clinton Twp., MI., 48036 – Proposed new wall sign located at 33165 23 Mile Road.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Ms. Ficht to approve #2010-12 SGN.

All Ayes Motion Carried

7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PRIOR MEETINGS:

Motion by Mr. Priest, supported by Mr. Miller to approve the minutes from the February 23, 2010 meeting as sent.

All Ayes Motion Carried

8. COMMUNICATIONS:

Mr. Priest noted communication from Selfridge, which was responded to earlier this evening.

9. NEW BUSINESS:

10. OLD BUSINESS:

11. PLANNERS REPORT:

A. Administrative Request #45 from Ralph Daley, 48762 Salt River Dr., Chesterfield, MI 48047. Regarding Laundromat located at 31643 23 Mile Road. Postponed 2-23-10.

Mr. Meagher stated that at the last meeting there were some questions regarding the parking. Those have all been worked out now. He asked for a motion to approve.

Mr. Deeby asked if the AEW comment is something that can be worked out during engineering.

Mr. Priest indicated that it is something to be worked out during engineering.

Mr. Meagher indicated that the motion could be subject to engineering and fire.

Mr. Deeby commented that apparently the Water/Sewer Department has not received enough detail with regard to the number of machines.

Mr. Priest indicated that is something that they will have to work out.

Motion by Mr. Priest, supported by Mr. Stabile to approve Administrative Request #45 for a Laundromat located at 31643 23 Mile Road subject to engineering and Fire Department issues being addressed.

All Ayes Motion Carried

B. Administrative Request #47 from Greg Wahman, 9675 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45242 Requesting administrative approval for Buffalo Wild Wings located at 23 Mile Road and Gratiot in the Target Center.

Mr. Meagher stated that this is a use change. They submitted their information and then resubmitted documentation on the parking. He is comfortable with that at this point.

Mr. Stabile asked for clarification with regard to the patio being an addition to what is already there.

Mr. Meagher stated that the patio will be an addition.

Mr. Stabile asked if that will block the sidewalk.

Mr. Meagher responded that it is pretty deep walkway in that area.

Ms. Frame commented that the Fire Department said that they need to just leave 36 inches. There is probably a good 6 foot setback.

Mr. Stabile commented that it will be nice to have something in there.

Mr. Deeby noted that Mr. Meagher’s comments indicate that this does not meet the brick requirement, as this is an older building that was built before the ordinance was in place. He wondered if the company will reface their portion of the building to match their color/logo scheme.

Mr. Meagher stated that is exactly what they are proposing. It will look like the typical Buffalo Wild Wings.

Mr. Deeby asked if that is something that we should be looking at with regard to the brick, or should we just let them go with what they are proposing.

Mr. Stabile commented that is an old façade. Anything would be an improvement.

Ms. Frame commented that she is satisfied with what they are proposing.

Motion by Mr. Priest, supported by Ms. Frame to approve Administrative Request #47 for Buffalo Wild Wings subject to engineering and fire comments.

All Ayes Motion Carried

12. COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:

Mr. Leonard asked about the identification cards.

Mr. Priest responded that he spoke with Ms. Giese, who said that she would follow through on that. He has not heard anything new.

Mr. Deeby commented on the vagueness in the ordinance with regard to what constitutes a machine. He feels that we should clarify issues and take the vagueness out of the ordinance as issues come before us.

Mr. Meagher responded that it would be a very simple change. He will team that up with a few other changes and do them all together.

Mr. Leonard indicated that he had contacted the representative with regard to windmills, but has not received a response yet.

Ms. Frame asked for volunteers for the next pre-planning meeting.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Leonard agreed to attend.

13. PROPOSALS FOR NEXT AGENDA:

14. ADJOURMENT:

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Ms. Ficht to adjourn the meeting at 7:29 p.m.


All Ayes Motion Carried



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Paula Frame, Secretary Christine A. Hunyady, Recording Secretary


 

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