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Planning Commission Minutes - October 25, 2011

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD
PLANNING COMMISSION
OCTOBER 25, 2011

A regular meeting of the Charter Township of Chesterfield Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall located at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield MI 48047.

1. CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

2. ROLL CALL:

Present: Paul Miller Excused: Paula Frame
Joe Stabile John Sciarrino
Carl Leonard
Rick LaBelle
Ray Saelens
Brian DeMuynck

Others: Pat Meagher, Community Planning & Management

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Saelens to approve the agenda, with the Sowerby garage public hearing closed on 10-11-11 changed to a review.

All Ayes Motion Carried

4. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT: (Committee will report items under Reviews)

5. PUBLIC HEARING:

6. REVIEWS:

A. PROPOSED NEW GARAGE ON A CANAL LOT – SLU #2011-05: Joseph Sowerby, 48264 Harbor Drive, Chesterfield, MI 48047. Proposed new garage on a canal lot location is across from the above address. Public Hearing Closed 10-11-11.

Motion by Mr. Stabile, supported by Mr. Miller to table Special Land Use #2011-05. This would be tabled for up to six meetings, with the deadline being February 14, 2012.

All Ayes Motion Carried

B. TI AUTOMOTIVE PROPOSED NEW GROUND SIGN – SGN#2011-78: Sign-A-Rama, 31211 Stephenson Highway, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Proposed new ground sign located at 30600 Commerce Blvd., Chesterfield, MI 48051.

Motion by Mr. Stabile, supported by Mr. DeMuynck to approve Sign #2011-78.

All Ayes Motion Carried

C. LAND AND LAKE REALTY PROPOSED NEW GROUND SIGN – SGN #2011-79: Lan Lozon 48400 Jefferson, MI 48047. Proposed new ground sign located at same address.

Motion by Mr. Stabile, supported by Mr. Miller to approve proposed Resurface Sign #2011-79.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Mr. Saelens asked if the applicants are being informed that this is an oversized sign and in a couple of years from now will not be acceptable when they go in for a resurface approval on the sign.

Mr. Stabile said that the applicant was informed that the sign is oversized.

Mr. Meagher suggested adding that information to the application so it cannot be stated that the applicant was unaware. He also said that the applicant should be informed at the time they apply.

7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PRIOR MEETINGS:

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Saelens to approve the minutes from October 11, 2011 on the condition that the word “canal” is removed from the following: “Mr. Leonard indicated that many communities have similar ordinances in effect to prevent the owner of a canal lot from building a structure such as a pole barn and using it as a residence.”

All Ayes Motion Carried

8. COMMUNICATIONS:

9. NEW BUSINESS:

10. OLD BUSINESS:

11. PLANNER’S REPORT: ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST #67: Metro International Trade
Services L.L.C., 6850 Middlebelt Road, Romulus, MI 48174. Chesterfield Real Estate L.L.C. Request is to allow outdoor storage located at 26090 23 Mile Road.

Motion by Mr. Saelens, supported by Mr. Stabile to require a site plan review for Administrative Request #67.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Mr. Meagher informed commissioners that he has been in contact with a gentleman who is
interested in selling Wind Energy Systems within the Township.

Mr. Saelens agreed that the commission needs to move forward on the issue.

Mr. Meagher recommended that the commission take a very conservative stand on the issue, for
the time being.

12. COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:

Mr. Miller asked about pre-planning volunteers for the next meeting.
Both Mr. LaBelle & Mr. Stabile agreed to participate.

13. PROPOSALS FOR NEXT AGENDA:

14. ADJOURNMENT:

Motion by Mr. Miller, supported by Mr. Saelens to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 p.m.

All Ayes Motion Carried

Joe Stabile, Secretary

Amanda Willard, Recording Secretary

 

 

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