August 25, 2011
The Bennington Township Planning Commission Meeting was held on August 25, 2011. Chair Russ Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.
Members present: Bill Nash, Dick Demerly, Donna Ash, Frank Gregory, Rod Harmon and Russ Thomas.
Moved by Donna Ash to approve agenda. Seconded by Dick Demerly. Motion carried.
Moved by Donna Ash to accept the minutes from July 28, 2011 with correction. Seconded by Rod Harmon. Motion carried.
No comments from the audience.
Doug Piggott of Rowe Engineering spoke on the Bennington Township Land Use Plan. Doug listed many different options for a required review of the Land Use Plan. Dick Lucas spoke on his experience in originally drafting the Bennington Township Land Use Plan.
Frank Gregory moved the board go ahead and do a 5 year review (as required by state law) of the Bennington Township Land Use Plan. Seconded by Dick Demerly. Motion carried.
Donna Ash will get a quote from Doug Piggott of Rowe Engineering on the cost of a 5-year review of the Bennington Township Land Use Plan. Dick Lucas will present ideas and costs for a 5-year review.
Donna Ash updated the Board on the FEMA Flood Plain Insurance.
Moved by Bill Nash to approve the Resolution and Documents necessary to enroll Bennington Township in the Flood Plain Insurance Plan by FEMA. Seconded by Frank Gregory. Motion carried.
Donna Ash updated the Board on the Bennington Township Planning Commission Ordinance No. 11-08-01. The Bennington Township Board approved the ordinance at their August 1st meeting. The ordinance has been published in the newspaper as required by Section 13(1) of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act PA 33 of 2008. No action taken.
The next Bennington Township Planning Commission meeting date will be on September 29, 2011.
Moved by Dick Demerly to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM. Seconded by Donna Ash. Motion carried.
Bill Nash, Secretary