Banks Township Planning Commission
Regular Meeting Agenda
June 13, 2017
Call to Order: 6:05 by Chair Miles
2. Roll/ Recognition of visitors:
Present: Miles, Austin, Cooper, Parafin, Wieland
Also present: Irene Shooks, Andy Veenstra, Claire Karner, Warren Nuffer, Jeff Cook, Bill Hott, Gene Kasmer, Nancy Hersha, Gary & Carolyn Starin, Lee Wollgast, Jarris Rubingh, Marv Rubingh
3. Approval of Minutes: May 9, 2017 Meeting MMS by Wieland, Parafin to approve May Minutes. MC
4. Public Hearings: none
5. Public comment on non-agenda items:
Warren Nuffer asked about mini-house built by Ellsworth Building Trades. Discussion will take place under new business
Gary Starin: what is driving the noise ordinance language?
6. Response and comment from commissioners:
Zoning board of Appeals: no meeting
Zoning Administrator: Andy Veenstra: one building permit issued
Township Board representative: Tom Cooper highlighted items from Township board minutes
Planning Consultant: Claire Karner, Beckett & Raeder:
8. Old Business:
Campground SUP documentation Finding of Facts document reviewed for Cooper’s camping application
comment on draft noise ordinance language.
Noise Ordinance: MMS by Parafin, Austin to have Township Board look at and comment on draft noise ordinance language. MC (language attached)
Transmission and Communication Towers – Discussion on cleaning up ordinance language. Claire will bring proposal for July meeting. A map of existing towers was discussed,
Update on Short Term Rental guideline development – Steve Parafin will be meeting with Lee Wollgast to continue process
MTA Training, May 24, 2017 in Gaylord – Planning Commission members who attended felt it was very worthwhile
f). Discussion continued on SUP for Sand and Gravel Extraction No decision will be made until August. A number of public comments were made by those in attendance, with almost all not in favor of granting the SUP. There was not a consensus on the board to either grant or deny the SUP. Therefore, a working group of Steve Parafin and Joni Wieland will develop potential language of conditions that could be attached to the SUP to allow final discussion and a decision at the August BTPC meeting.
9. New Business/ announcements/correspondence:
Proposed language regarding shipping containers as storage units—Revisions to existing ordinances: Consultant Karner will bring new wording for the definitions and general provisions, with suggestions of stipulations to the July meeting.
MTA Handbook: Don Miles checked to see which members had the handbook, and will try to get copies for all
10. Next Meeting: July 11, 2017
11. Adjournment: at 9:30
Joni Wieland, sec’y Irene Shooks, rec/sec