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Planning Commission Minutes - December 13, 2011

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD
PLANNING COMMISSION
December 13, 2011

A regular meeting of the Charter Township of Chesterfield Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall located at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield MI 48047.

1. CALL TO ORDER:

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

2. ROLL CALL:

Present: Paul Miller Excused:
Joe Stabile
Paula Frame
Carl Leonard
Rick LaBelle
Ray Saelens
John Sciarrino
Linda Hartman

Others: Pat Meagher, Community Planning & Management

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Saelens to approve the agenda with making Administrative Request #70: Motor City Electric Technologies the first item on the agenda.

All Ayes Motion Carried

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

5. PUBLIC HEARING:

A. PROPOSED SALVATION ARMY STORE - SLU #2011-06: Bayside Mall L.L.C., 3671 E. 12 Mile
Road, Warren, MI., 48092 – Proposed Salvation Army Store located at 33195 23 Mile Road.
Public Hearing set on 11/15/11.

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Stabile to open the Public Hearing on Proposed Salvation
Army Store – Special Land Use #2011-06 at 7:03 p.m.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Christopher Kouza, speaking on behalf of the applicant, said that the premise is approximately 30,000 square feet and occupies what once was the Tractor Supply Company and the Rock Church. He made clear that this Salvation Army store is a relocation of the one in New Baltimore. Mr. Kouza stated that no exterior work would be done to the building because it was all done in 2008.

Mr. Kouza stated the Salvation Army does not take outside drop-offs. He said, to his knowledge, all drop-offs are done inside during business hours, a change from the New Baltimore location. He also said that should there be a drop-off outside the Salvation Army would make sure it was done with planning commission approval

Jacqulynn Idzior, a representative of the Salvation Army, said that drop-offs would drive to the rear of the building and that all material would be taken into the building. She said that drop-off receptacles would not be placed outside of the building, but that the Salvation Army cannot control what happens after hours. She said that managers do an exterior sweep of the building at the beginning and end of each business day to assure any material left outside is brought into the facility. Ms. Idzior indicated that the Salvation Army could also erect “No Dumping” signs as a deterrent.

Ms. Hartman asked what the applicant’s intentions are for the building’s two large delivery wells and whether truck trailers currently parked at the site would be removed.

Mr. Kouza said the Salvation Army intends to remodel and use the wells, and to remove the trailers.

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Saelens to close the Public Hearing on Proposed Salvation Army Store – Special Land Use # 2011-06 at 7:14 p.m.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported Ms. Hartman to waive the standard two-week wait period, as the next meeting will not be held until January 10, 2012, due to the holiday.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Leonard to approve Special Land Use # 2011-06 subject to the applicant displaying their standard sign indicating No Dumping of Donations. This sign, when ready, will need planning commission approval to ensure that it meets the Township sign requirements.

All Ayes Motion Carried

B. PROPOSED CHECK-N-GOLD STORE - SLU #2011-07: Carl’s L.L.C., 35515 23 Mile Road
Chesterfield, MI., 48092 – Proposed jewelry/gold buying/check cashing store located at 27795 23
Mile Road. Public Hearing set on 11/15/11.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Miller to open the Public Hearing on Proposed Check-N-Gold Store – Special Land Use #2011-07 at 7:17 p.m.

All Ayes Motion Carried

The Check-N-Gold Store did not have a representative attend the meeting.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Miller to leave open the Public Hearing on Proposed Check-N-Gold Store – Special Land Use #2011-07 and table for two meetings with the deadline being January 24, 2012.

All Ayes Motion Carried

6. REVIEWS:

A. CENTRAL MACOMB COMMUNITY C.U. PROPOSED NEW WALL SIGN – SGN #2011-96:
Phillips Sign & Lighting 40920 Executive Dr., Harrison Twp., MI 48045. Proposed new wall sign
located at 47011 Sugarbush Road.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. LaBelle to approve Sign #2011-96.

All Ayes Motion Carried

B. CENTRAL MACOMB COMMUNITY C.U. PROPOSED PYLON RESURFACE SIGN – SGN
#2011-97: Phillips Sign & Lighting 40920 Executive Dr., Harrison Twp., MI 48045. Proposed
pole sign resurface located at 47011 Sugarbush Road.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. LaBelle to approve Sign #2011-97.

All Ayes Motion Carried

7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PRIOR MEETINGS:

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Stabile to approve the minutes form November 29, 2011.

All Ayes Motion Carried

8. COMMUNICATIONS:

9. NEW BUSINESS:

10. OLD BUSINESS:

11. PLANNER’S REPORT:
ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST #70: MOTOR CITY ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES: David Krausman
9440 Grinnell, Detroit, MI 48213. Request is to construct a 100’ galvanized steel monopole to support
the North Gratiot Interceptor Wireless Communications at the Pump Station located at 31000
Concordia Blvd.

Motion by Ms. Frame, supported by Mr. Saelens to approve Administrative Request #70 subject to there being no co-locators and no other users or lease agreements with the exception of Township emergency services. Additionally, a letter of agreement with Macomb County is required stating that the steel monopole to support the wireless communication of the pump station/meter pit is for Macomb County Public Works use only.

Meagher stated the applicant is acting on behalf of the county in regard to the north county interceptor, and that the pole is intended to communicate with the St. Clair Shores station. The project is viewed as an essential service for the community but was brought it to the commission to ensure there were no objections, he said.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Mr. Meagher discussed a draft master plan recently submitted to commissioners, and encouraged them to review the document in advance of a proposed workshop to be held sometime in January, for approval in 2012.

Mr. Meagher also presented commissioners copies of an ordinance he created for another community regulating wind energy conversion systems. If such systems come into the township, he wants to prevent them from having a negative impact on housing values or from becoming nuisances, he said.

Additionally, Mr. Meagher urged the commission to take up at a future meeting the issue of transient merchants in the township.

12. COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:

Ms. Frame asked about pre-planning volunteers for the next meeting.
Both Mr. LaBelle & Mr. Sciarrino agreed to participate.

13. PROPOSALS FOR NEXT AGENDA:

14. ADJOURNMENT:

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Ms. Frame to adjourn the meeting at 7:28 p.m.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Paula Frame, Secretary

Amanda Willard, Recording Secretary

 

 

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