September 27, 2012
The Bennington Township Planning Commission Meeting was held on September 27, 2012. Chair Russ Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.
Members present: Russ Thomas, Bill Nash, Donna Ash, Frank Gregory, Bernie Scollan and Dick Demerly.
Moved by Frank Gregory to approve the agenda as printed. Seconded by Donna Ash. Motion carried.
Moved by Frank Gregory to accept the August 30, 2012 minutes as written. Seconded by Dick Demerly. Motion carried.
No comments from the audience:
The Board discussed the Freund Land Exchange and Variance application. Stephen Freund, 7536 S. Morrice Rd., Morrice, MI 48857, Bennington Township Sec 26, Property # 78-010-400-001, filed a Dimensional Variance Application # PZBA 12-008. The application lists the reason for requesting a Dimensional Variance is “attorney wrote wrong land description on Quit Claim Deed”.
Moved by Frank Gregory to not approve the Dimensional Variance Application # PZBA 12-008 as due to the fact the process to allow a 13.33 acre parcel would require a Land Division Application in addition to the Variance Request which has not been received and also there is no extenuating circumstance to indicate a need for a variance from a 2.5 maximum acre limit. Seconded by Bill Nash. Motion carried.
Moved by Dick Demerly to approve the Application of a PA 116 Agreement, application # 1208, by Kevin A. and Kerry R. Dutcher. Seconded by Frank Gregory. Donna Ash abstained from voting and discussion. Motion carried.
The Board received from Rowe Engineering a notice of an educational opportunity for new zoning and planning standards.
The next Bennington Township Planning Commission meeting date will be on October 25, 2012.
Moved by Dick Demerly to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 PM. Seconded by Bill Nash. Motion carried.
Bill Nash, Secretary