August 31, 2017
The Bennington Township Planning Commission Meeting was held on August 31, 2017. Chair Russ Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall.
Members Present: Russ Thomas, Frank Gregory, Bill Nash, Jim Norder, Donna Ash, and Dick Demerly.
Moved by Frank Gregory to approve the meeting agenda. Seconded by Dick Demerly. Motion carried.
Moved by Dick Demerly to approve the minutes for the July 27, 2017 meeting as printed. Seconded by Russ Thomas. Motion carried.
Public comment: Larry Johnson submitted a letter stating his willingness to serve on the Bennington Township Planning Commission Board.
Moved by Frank Gregory to remove from the table the proposed Solar Energy System amendments to the Shiawassee County Zoning Ordinance. Seconded by Russ Thomas. Motion carried. The Board discussed the proposed amendments - no action taken.
Moved by Frank Gregory to deny the Application Request #PREZ-003 by Alec Faber – owner Fitness Coliseum, LLC of 4377 S. M-52, Owosso, MI 48867 -- Property Tax ID#: 010-10-100-005-01; Section 10, Bennington Township. Request for the rezoning of property from the A-2, Agricultural Production/Rural Residential district to the B-2, General Business district. Seconded by Russ Thomas. Motion carried.
The Shiawassee County Planning Commission has requested the Bennington Township Planning Commission to review the proposed amendment to the Wind Energy Conversion System Zoning Amendment. The Board discussed the proposed amendments. Moved by Russ Thomas to table the review. Seconded by Bill Nash. Motion carried.
Doug Piggott of Rowe Engineering updated the Board on the process of the mandatory 5 year review of Bennington Township’s Land Use Plan. Moved by Russ Thomas to send a request to the Bennington Township Board to hire Doug Piggott of Rowe Engineering to assist with the review of Bennington Township’s 5 year Land Use Plan. Seconded by Donna Ash. Motion carried.
Moved by Bill Nash to approve Larry Johnson to serve out the remaining term of Rod Harmon. Motion died for lack of support.
Moved by Frank Gregory to invite the 4 persons interested in serving on the Bennington Township Planning Commission to our next meeting on September 28, 2017. Seconded by Jim Norder. Motion carried.
Next meeting is September 28, 2017.
Moved by Dick Demerly to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 pm. Seconded by Frank Gregory. Motion carried.
Bill Nash, Secretary