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Planning Commission Minutes - July 13, 2010

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

PLANNING COMMISSION

JULY 13, 2010

A Regular meeting of the Charter Township of Chesterfield Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, July 13, 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 Absent: Robert Kohler

Paula Frame Excused: George Deeby

Joe Stabile

Ray Saelens

Paul Miller

Carl Leonard

Michele Ficht

Others: Patrick Meagher, Township Planner

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

Motion by Mr. Priest, supported by Ms. Ficht 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. ART VAN - PROPOSED NEW PYLON SIGN – SGN #2010-30: Sign Fabricators, 43984 Groesbeck Clinton Twp., MI 48036. Proposed new pylon sign for Art Van to include Paul’s T.V. located at 50400 Gratiot.

Ms. Frame stated that this sign as submitted is over the allowable square footage. They have already received a variance initially when they put up the Art Van sign. She asked the applicant to shrink the sign, including the Paul’s T.V. sign, down to the 95 square feet, which is the original variance. The applicant will resubmit.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Saelens to table SGN #2010-30 for up to 6 meetings, with the deadline being October 12, 2010.

All Ayes Motion Carried

B. M’ BARDOT – THE SALON - PROPOSED NEW WALL SIGN – SGN #2010-31: Sign Fabricators 43984 Groesbeck Clinton Twp., Mi. Proposed new wall sign located at 30140 23 Mile Road.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Miller to approve SGN #2010-31 and SGN #2010-32.

All Ayes Motion Carried

C. APPLIED TECH INDUSTRIES - PROPOSED NEW GROUND SIGN - SGN #2010-32: Reliable Sign 49660 Leona Drive, Chesterfield, MI 48051. Proposed new ground sign located at 50271 Russell Schmidt.

See Agenda Item B Above.

D. DOLLAR GENERAL STORE PROPOSED NEW WALL SIGN – SGN #2010-33: Allied Sign 33650 Giftos Drive, Clinton Twp., MI 48035. Proposed new wall sign located at 33165 23 Mile Road in the Bayside Shopping Plaza.

Ms. Frame stated that the applicant was present and submitted a new revised sign application, which is option C, with it stacked so that it meets the 8:1 ratio.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Stabile to approve SGN #2010-33 Option C.

All Ayes Motion Carried

7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PRIOR MEETINGS:

Motion by Ms. Ficht, supported by Ms. Frame to approve the minutes from the June 15, 2010 meeting as sent.

All Ayes Motion Carried

8. COMMUNICATIONS:

9. NEW BUSINESS: ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Mr. Priest commented that we usually have the election of officers during the second meeting in June; however, we did not have a second meeting this June. Therefore, it is open this evening for nominations.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Stabile to nominate Mr. Priest as Chairperson.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Leonard to nominate Mr. Stabile as Vice-Chairperson.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Saelens to nominate Ms. Frame as Recording Secretary.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Leonard to nominate Mr. Saelens as Alternate Secretary.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Ms. Frame volunteered to continue as Liaison to the ZBA.

10. OLD BUSINESS:

Mr. Leonard asked if we have heard anything yet with regards to the ID cards.

Mr. Priest advised him that he has not seen Mr. Lovelock and he will continue trying to seek approval regarding the ID cards.

11. PLANNERS REPORT:

Mr. Meagher stated that at the previous meeting he had provided a draft of the Accessory Building Modifications to allow for four car garages on half acre lots or greater. Mr. Leonard and Mr. Saelens have provided some input, and Mr. Meagher will go back to the drawing board and bring in some 3D renderings at the next meeting so that everyone can get a good reflection as to how these garages will look on certain size lots. We may even look at some architectural standards, even though they can’t be upheld legally.

There was brief discussion regarding lot sizes.

12. COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:

Mr. Stabile commented on possibly looking at the ordinance regarding RV parking in residential areas to possibly require that they have some type of fencing to block the RVs.

There was brief discussion regarding the parking of RVs.

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

Mr. Saelens and Ms. Ficht agreed to attend.

13. PROPOSALS FOR NEXT AGENDA:

14. ADJOURMENT:

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Stabile to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Paula Frame, Secretary Christine A. Hunyady, Recording Secretary

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