Planning Commission Meeting
Blue Lake Township Hall
1491 Owasippe Road
Twin Lake, MI, 49457
July 10, 2019
The Meeting started at 7:02 PM
Present were: Barb Veldman, Mike Sikkenga, Lyle Monette, Jim Cordray, Mark Slater
Perfection of Agenda: None
Open Public Hearing: 7:04
Public comment period for the proposed Blue Lake Township Comprehensive Master Plan had no public vocal comments. Three written comments were presented. One from Blue Lake Township Supervisor Melonie Arbogast and one from Blue Lake Township Planning Commission Secretary Michael Sikkenga both regarding percentage of buildable property per zoning district. Another written comment came from an email to the Chairman of the Blue Lake Township Planning Commission Jim Cordray requesting the plan to include language reflecting the township zoning has met criteria of the Natural Rivers Zoning Act. These concerns will be addressed in the copy presented to the Blue Lake Township board for their review.
Resolution No. 2019-0710-01 (see attachment) was offered by Barb and seconded by Mark. The Resolution was unanimously approved.
Public Hearing closed 7:30
Minutes: Lyle made a motion to approve the minutes dated June 12, 2019 and Mark seconded the motion. The minutes were unanimously approved.
Guests: Melonie Arbogast presented the administrative ordinance approved by the Blue Lake Township Board regarding marijuana establishments.
New Business: None
Task of the Meeting:
Continue review of additions and requested corrections to Chapter 380 of the Blue Lake Township Proposed Zoning Ordinance.
The next meeting will be determined over the next few days to provide for a date the township attorney can be present for final question regarding the review and corrections to Chapter 380 of the Blue Lake Township Proposed Zoning Ordinance.
Meeting adjourned at 8:32 PM
Michael Sikkenga, Secretary
TOWNSHIP OF BLUE LAKE
COUNTY OF MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN
Resolution No. 2019-0710-01
PLANNING COMMISSION RESOLUTION TO ADOPT MASTER PLAN
WHEREAS, the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (MPEA) authorizes the Planning Commission
to prepare a master plan for the use, development and preservation of all lands in the Township; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission prepared a proposed master plan and submitted the plan
to the Township Board for review and comment; and
WHEREAS, on April 29, 2019, the Blue Lake Township Board received and reviewed the
proposed master plan prepared by the Planning Commission and authorized distribution of the master
plan to the Notice Group entities identified in the MPEA; and
WHEREAS, notice was provided to the Notice Group entities as provided in the MPEA; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on July 10, 2019 to consider public
comment on the proposed master plan, and to further review and comment on the proposed Master
Plan; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission finds that the proposed master plan, the Blue Lake
Township Comprehensive Development Plan, is desirable and proper and furthers the use,
preservation, and development goals and strategies of the Township;
THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:
- Adoption of the Blue Lake Township Comprehensive Development Plan, 2019 Update.
The Planning Commission hereby approves and adopts the proposed Blue Lake Township
Comprehensive Development Plan, 2019 Update, including all of the chapters, figures, maps and
tables contained therein.
- Distribution to Township Board and Notice Group. The final step for adoption of the plan
is approval by resolution by the Township Board. In addition, the Planning Commission approves
distribution of the adopted master plan to the Notice Group, pending Township Board adoption of the
- Findings of Fact. The Planning Commission has made the foregoing determination based
on a review of existing land uses in the Township, a review of the master plan provisions and maps,
input received from the Township Board and public hearings, and with the assistance of a professional
planning group, and finds that the proposed master plan will accurately reflect and implement the
Township’s goals and strategies for the use, preservation, and development of lands in Blue Lake
- Effective Date. The master plan shall be effective as of the date of adoption by the Township