May 28, 2015
The Bennington Township Planning Commission Meeting was held on May 28, 2015. Chair Russ Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall.
Members Present: Bernie Scollan, Russ Thomas, Bill Nash, Dick Demerly, Frank Gregory and Donna Ash. Absent Rod Harmon
Moved by Frank Gregory to approve the meeting agenda. Seconded by Russ Thomas. Motion carried.
Moved by Dick Demerly to accept the minutes of the April 30, 2015 meeting as corrected. Seconded by Donna Ash. Motion carried.
Public Comment: Brian Bonner was present to answer questions by the Board
Moved by Russ Thomas to deny the Rezoning Application by Brian Bonner to Rezone 611 S. M-52, Owosso, MI 48867, Section 22 Bennington Township, Parcel I.D #78-010-22-300-005, from A-2 to M-1 Light Industrial. The Board believes:
a) If the M-1 zoning were allowed it would constitute a spot zoning. The Township is opposed to spot zoning.
b) Potential M-1 zoning uses could have a detrimental effect on surrounding residential properties.
c) Current A-2 zoning is consistent with the future Land Use Plan for Bennington Township and Shiawassee County. M-1 zoning is not consistent with the Land Use Plan.
d) A Special Land Use Permit would be more consistent with the Land Use Plan. Seconded by Frank Gregory. Motion carried.
Next meeting is June 25, 2015.
Moved by Dick Demerly to adjourn the meeting at 8:19 pm. Seconded by Russ Thomas. Motion carried.
Bill Nash, Secretary