The Bennington Township Planning Commission regular monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Rod Harmon at 7:15 p.m.
Members present: Rod Harmon, Dick Demerly, Bernie Scollon, Frank Gregory, Russ Thomas and Donna Ash.
Members absent: Bill Nash
No formal agenda was presented and minutes of the November 18, 2010 regular meeting were not available. November 18, 2010 regular meeting minutes should be available for review and action at the February 24, 2011 regular meeting.
Moved by Frank Gregory to accept the minutes of the December 16, 2010 minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Bernie Scollon. Motion approved by voice vote.
There were no public comments from the audience and there were no visitors in attendance.
Old Business: There was no old business to discuss.
At it’s November 18, 2010 meeting, the Township Planning Commission was asked to review material submitted by the County Zoning Board of Appeals concerning the interpretation of the Counties Ordinance which deals with accessory/storage buildings constructed within a residential plat or site condominium. Donna Ash advised members of the Planning Commission that it is her understanding the Ordinance dealing with this subject is going to be rewritten in the near future and we will likely be asked to review the revised Ordinance.
Donna Ash provided each Commission member with the final revision to the following County Ordinances:
2. No. #10-11-08 (Signage-Home Occupation) Articles 9, Section 9.3.1., Table 9-1
Commission members should place the revised ordinances in their County Ordinance Manual.
Donna Ash provided each Planning Commission member with a copy of the Township’s Ordinance on Wireless Communication Towers and Antennas, Number 04-12-01, and asked each member to review it in anticipation of its enforceability possibly being challenged in the future. Donna will try to identify and locate one of the original authors of this ordinance in the event the Planning Commission would like their input and some historical background of the ordinance.
The 2011 meeting schedule for the Bennington Township Planning Commission and list of current members was distributed by Township Clerk, Donna Ash.
Moved by Dick Demerly to adjourn at 7:41 p.m. Motion seconded by Bernie Scollon. Motion approved by a voice vote.
Russell J. Thomas, Acting Secretary.