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July 31 – Planning Commission Minutes

Planning Commission Meeting
Blue Lake Township Hall
1491 Owasippe Road
Twin Lake, MI, 49457
July 31, 2019

The Meeting started at 6:03 PM

Present were: Barb Veldman, Mike Sikkenga, Lyle Monette, Jim Cordray, Mark Slater
Absent: None
Guests: Melonie Arbogast, Attorney Ron Bultje
Perfection of Agenda: None
Minutes: Lyle made a motion to approve the minutes dated July 10, 2019 and Mark seconded the motion. The minutes were unanimously approved.

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.

Discussion took place with Blue Lake Township attorney regarding PUDs regarding size and intended use.
Discussion regarding a mobile home district to be placed in the township. The planning commission will determine a proposed district at the next meeting.
Discussion regarding wind energy conversion systems and whether utility scale systems will be allowed in the proposed ordinance. Attorney Ron Bultje stated he will draft some language for the proposed ordinance for our review by the end of next week.
Discussion regarding utility scale solar systems and whether they will be allowed in the proposed ordinance and where they may be placed.

A fifth draft of the proposed ordinance will be sent to the planning commission by attorney Ron Bultje by the end of next week.

Next meeting: August 14 7:00PM

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM

Michael Sikkenga, Secretary

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