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Feb 23- Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Special Planning Commission Meeting
Blue Lake Township Hall
1491 Owasippe Road
Twin Lake, MI, 49457
February 23, 2022

The Planning Commission Meeting started at 6:42 PM

Present were: Mike Sikkenga, Lyle Monette, Mark Slater, Greg Rice, Jim Cordray
Absent: none
Guests: Jim Schlichting
Perfection of Agenda: Add Planning Commission organizational meeting to the agenda.
Minutes: Greg made a motion to approve the minutes dated October 13, 2021 and Lyle seconded the motion. The minutes were unanimously approved.
Organizational Meeting: Jim Cordray was unanimously nominated as the Chair
Mark Slater was unanimously nominated for the Vice Chair
Mike Sikkenga was unanimously nominated as the Secretary

Member Reports: Jim Cordray presented a letter from Jim Schlichting regarding minutes from the previous meeting concerning farms and animals and the planning commission’s understanding of agriculture.

Task of the Meeting:
The township attorney prepared some of the language for a proposed text amendment ordinance which the planning commission reviewed.
The zoning administrator put forth an email with some grammatical corrections to the existing ordinance language along with some concerns he has about animals and farming, all of which the planning commission addressed and will send to the attorney. Jeff Abram the township Clerk emailed the commission regarding the necessity of an amendment in the ordinance regarding election, campaign and political signs. Those recommendations were considered and will be sent to the attorney. A copy of a previously approved private road ordinance was given to all to be considered. The language of the proposed private road ordinance will be given to the attorney.

All of the proposed changes to Ordinance 75, Chapter 380 will be prepared by the township attorney and reviewed by the Planning Commission. Upon approval of proposed changes, a public hearing will take place at a later time. Public hearing comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.

Next Meeting: March 9, 6:30PM

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mark and seconded by Greg

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM

Michael Sikkenga, Secretary

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