Dundee Township Planning Commission
Regular Meeting/Zoning Ordinance Amendments Public Hearing - Minutes
September 16, 2020
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, CJ Horkey. George Salenbien and Building Inspector Dennis Kolar were excused absences.
Mr. Proctor made a motion to accept the minutes of the February meeting as written, Ms. Brockman supported this motion. They were unanimously accepted. Mr. Horkey abstained due to the fact that he was not present for the meeting.
Chairman Bronson wanted at this time to officially welcome Mr. Horkey to the Planning Commission. He is taking over as the Liaison from the Township Board due to the resignation of Gary Lazette as the Liaison.
All members present reviewed the agenda for the regular meeting/public hearing of September 16, 2020. Mr. Sedlar then made a motion to accept it as printed, Mr. Plumb seconded this motion and all members were in favor.
There was no public present therefore no public comment and no communications.
Item 1 – Schedule of Uses – Wind Energy Conversion Systems. After a
short discussion it was determined that it should be a permitted use after
special approval in the Ag districts. The board also wanted to get a
recommendation from CW for wording on a reclamation bond and for
abandoning a WECS site.
Item 2 – Solar Panel height - The board agreed with the 16’ recommended
maximum height and liked the idea of a reclamation bond in place for this
particular ordinance also.
Item 3 – Alternative Energy Farms – Should be added to the Schedule of
Uses in Ag Districts after special approval and have a description in Definitions.
Item 4 – Ponds – The board agreed with the recommendations.
Item 5 – Accessory Building -Chairman Bronson noted that CW didn’t seem
to understand our intent. It was merely to make sure accessory buildings were not allowed in the front yard.
Item 6 – Home Occupations – The board intended to allow the use in
accessory buildings after special approval. CW agreed.
Item 7 – Nursery Schools, Day Nurseries, Child Care Centers and Group
Day Care Homes – Their recommendation was to strike “700 hundred square
feet per child” and insert “as required under that State of Michigan Licensing
Item 8 – Do we need to make provisions for Marijuana – CW noted that this
is a Township Board issue. Mr. Horkey, newly appointed Liaison, stated that
the township has opted out of Medical and Recreational uses.This meant that
the Planning Commission did not have to address it. Chairman Bronson noted
he would contact Carlisle Wortman and have have them prepare everything as
discussed, for the township board.
He then referred back to the letter received from Supervisor Uhl and read a
portion of the letter pertaining to lot sizes in Ag Districts. He noted that we had
addressed this issue in the past. So he put together a letter stating the Planning
Commission’s position on this particular issue and will submit it to the township
Mr. Proctor made a motion to recommend the township board accept
these amendments as discussed. Mr. Sedlar supported the motion and all were
in favor. With the business of the public hearing concluded, Mr. Sedlar moved
with support from Mr. Plumb to adjourn the hearing, the motion was
unanimously accepted. Public hearing adjourned at 7:43 p.m.
B. Building Permits – Due to the absence of the building inspector there were no building permits submitted at this time
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 7:48 p.m.
Art Bronson - Chairman David Sedlar - Secretary
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