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Regular Meeting/Kelly Bed & Breakfast Special Approval Public Hearing  -  Minutes

December 20, 2017


The regular meeting/public hearing of the Planning Commission was brought to order by Chairman Art Bronson at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the roll call was taken, these members were present: Jeanette Brockman, Ed Proctor, Bill Plumb, David Sedlar, George Salenbien, Gary Lazette and Building Inspector Dennis Kolar.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Chairman Bronson noted that under Old Business in the November meeting minutes there was an omission. Mr. Proctor reported on unkempt properties in the Ag District, west of US 23, specifically regarding overgrown areas.  He found very few that would be helped if smaller lots were allowed, as some have suggested.  He did not think an amendment to the ordinance would make much of an impact as it doesn't appear to be a serious problem.Mr. Proctor made a motion to accept the minutes as amended, Ms. Brockman supported this motion. They were unanimously accepted.


All members present reviewed the agenda for the regular meeting/public hearing of December 20, 2017.  Mr. Sedlar then made a motion to accept it as is, Mr. Plumb seconded this motion and all members were in favor.


Jennifer & Tim Kelly and Maria Bronson was the public present but had no Public Comment.


Communications – Chairman Bronson noted that the township board sent a letter to John and Rebekah Dubois stating that their property zoning on M-50 is being reverted back to Agricultural. Crystal Flash is no longer doing business on it and under the Conditional Zoning agreement it goes back to the original zoning classification.   


Scheduled Business


  1. Kelly Bed & Breakfast Special Approval Public Hearing – Chairman Bronson opened the public hearing up explaining the purpose of the Planning Commission. We are to gather information from the meeting and make a recommendation to the Township Board as to whether to grant the special approval or not. He also noted that we had been through this before on the meeting to rezone the property. Jennifer Kelly stated that they intended to convert their home into a bed and breakfast offering 5 rooms to transient travelers that come to the Dundee area.

Chairman Bronson at this time read the criteria for the special approval section 15.3 of the ordinance book and said to keep in mind that they needed to meet all of these points. Along with the special approval criteria there are specific requirements for the Bed & Breakfast to operate under section 7.3 item a. We did receive a list of these requirements from the Kellys and they had  addressed all of the them and it is on record with the township. That list and more was presented to this board during the previous rezoning meeting. There was no public comment on this matter. With no further discussion Mr. Proctor made a motion to recommend to grant the special approval, Mr Plumb seconded his motion and all were in favor.

Having concluded the business of the public hearing Mr. Sedlar moved with support from Mr. Salenbien to adjourn the meeting it was unanimously accepted.      


  1. Pond Site Plan Review – Greg Buhl of 13541 Radka Rd., submitted a site plan for a pond he was going to have dug. Mr. Buhl was not at the meeting. Mr. Kolar said he had not been out to the site but he had talked to Mr. Buhl and he reassured him there would not be a drainage problem and that all of the spoils would remain on site. This would be a 2 acre recreational pond dug my Schlicht Ponds. Mr. Kolar noted that he was satisfied that with the dimensions and of the set backs of the site plan. Mr. Sedlar at this time made a motion to approve the site plan Mr. Lazette supported this motion and all were in favor.


  1.  Building Permits – Mr. Kolar submitted 24 permits issued from the October meeting.They were reviewed by all members present.


  1.   Set Meeting Calendar for 2018 – After a short discussion it was determined that the November meeting would be the Wednesday just before Thanksgiving. It would be better if we moved that meeting up to be the second Wednesday that month.Secretary Sedlar said he would contact the Monroe Evening News to set the calendar for 2018. 


Old Business – There was no old business to discuss at this time.   


New Business – There was no old business to discuss at this time                                                                                                                                      


With nothing further Ms. Brockman made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Mr. Proctor  seconded this motion, it was unanimously accepted.  Meeting adjourned 7:35 p.m.



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Art Bronson         -      Chairman                              David Sedlar     -        Secretary



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