Secord Township   1507 Secord Dam Road    Gladwin,  Michigan 48624
Secord Township Masterplan
Master Plan
Preface to Masterplan
Table of Contents
Introduction
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SECORD TOWNSHIP MASTER PLAN

Table of Contents

1 - INTRODUCTION

                Purpose and Planning Process …………………………….....................................................  1-1

                Status of Planning and Zoning …………………......................................................................  1-2

                Location and Regional Setting …………………….................................................................  1-3

                Distance to other Michigan Cities …………………................................................................  1-3

 

 

2 - SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS

                Population .............................................................................................................................  2-1

                Sex, Race, Ancestry and Age .................................................................................................  2-1

                Households and Housing Occupancy     ………………………………....……………….….  2-4

                Income    ………………………………………………………………...………………….  2-5

                Labor Force and Employment Trends       …………….……………………………………..  2-7

 

                Tables:

 

                        Table 2.1          Population Forecasts 2010-2040      …………..……………..………..  2-1

                        Table 2.2          Percentage Distribution by Sex     ………………………..…………….  2-1

                        Table 2.3          Age Distribution      …………………………..……….……………….  2-2

                        Table 2.4          Median Age        …………………………..…………………………..  2-2

                        Table 2.5          Educational Attainment Population 25 and older     ……………..………  2-3

                        Table 2.6          School Enrollment        ……………………….…..…………………….  2-3

                        Table 2.7          Household Composition        ………………………..………………….  2-4

                        Table 2.8          Household and Family Size        ……………………..…………………  2-5

                        Table 2.9          Housing Units Occupancy       …………………………..……………..  2-5

                        Table 2.10        Social Security benefits for Zip Code 48624        ……………..………..  2-6

                        Table 2.11        Poverty Estimates for Gladwin Community School District    …….....…..  2-6

                        Table 2.12        Occupations of Employed Population 16+ Years      ………………..….  2-7

 

 

3 - COMMUNITY SERVICES AND FACILITIES

                Utility Services .......................................................................................................................  3-1

                Transportation Systems        ……………………………………..………………………….  3-1

                City County Transit ........................................................................................... ....................  3-1

.                Air Transportation .................................................................................................................  3-2

                Media ...................................................................................................................................  3-4

                Water and Sewage Disposal .................................................................................................  3-4

                Solid Waste .........................................................................................................................  3-4

                Postal Service ......................................................................................................................  3-4

                Schools ...............................................................................................................................  3-4

                Libraries & Museums ...........................................................................................................  3-4

                Medical Facilities ..................................................................................................................  3-5

                Cemeteries ..........................................................................................................................  3-5

                Public Safety ........................................................................................................................  3-5

                Recreation        ………………………………………………………………....…………..  3-5

                Public Lands ...........................................................................................................................  3-5

 

                Figures:

 

.                        Figure 3.1        Inventory of Roads and Highways in Secord Township    ………………...  3-3

4 - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

                Regional Location .....................................................................................................................  4-1

                History        ………………………………………………………………………………….  4-3

                Geography, Topography    …………………………………………………………………… 4-4

                Soils ........................................................................................................................................  4-4

                Climate ...................................................................................................................................  4-8

                Hydrology    ...........................................................................................................................  4-8

                Figures:

                        Figure 4.1        Location Map of Gladwin County        ………………………...……….…  4-1

                        Figure 4.2        Location Map of Secord Township     ………………………………….... 4-2

                        Figure 4.3        Secord Township Hall                               ………………………………  4-3

                        Figure 4.4        Topographic Map of Secord Township      ………….…………………….  4-6

                        Figure 4.5        Soil Data Map of Secord Township        ……………………………….…  4-7

5 - EXISTING LAND USE

                Land Division Patterns ..........................................................................................  ..................  5-1

                Existing Land Cover/Use Characteristics ........................................................  .........................  5-1

                Agricultural Land Use ..................................................................................   ..........................  5-3

                Residential Land Use       ..........................................................................    ............................  5-3

                Commercial Land Use       .........................................................................   ...........................  5-4

                Forests & Wetlands ...............................................................................................  ...............  5-4

                Surface Water ...................................................................................................  ....................  5-7

                Figures: 

                        Figure 5.1        Existing Land Use Map…………………………………………..........…  5-1

                        Figure 5.2        Secord Wetlands Map…………………………………………............…  5-6

                Tables:

                        Table 5.1          Secord Township Existing Land Use Statistics: 2012      ……………….…  5-3

6 - GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

                Purpose .....................................................................................................................................  6-1

                Assets / Strengths ......................................................................................................................  6-2

                Issues / Weaknesses       ……………………………………………………………………… 6-2

                Opportunities ...........................................................................................................................  6-3

                Threats .....................................................................................................................................  6-3

                Secord Township in the Year 2033 ...........................................................................................  6-4

                Goals and Objectives ...............................................................................................................  6-6

                Planning and Community Development ............................................                 ........................  6-7

                Community Character .....................................................                ..........................................  6-8

                Natural Environment .................................................................................................................  6-9

                Agricultural ...........................................................................................................................  6-10

                Recreation, Public Lands and Open Space ........................................................................  6-11

                Government .......................................................................................................................  6-12

                Infrastructure, Community Facilities, and Community Services …….......................................  6-13

                Economic Development .......................................................................................................  6-14

                Residential Land Uses / Housing .............................................................................................  6-14

                Commercial Areas and Activities .............................................................................................  6-15

                Industrial Land Uses ...............................................................................................................  6-16 

7 - FUTURE LAND USE

                Land Use Planning Areas ..........................................................................................................  7-1

                Recreational Residential ...........................................................................................................  7-3

                Mixed Use Residential ...........................................................................................................  7-3

                Commercial ...............................................................................................................................  7-4

                Mixed Use Commercial .............................................................................................................  7-4

                Agricultural / Residential ..........................................................................................................  7-5

                Special Issue Areas

 

                                Natural Resource Conservation      ……………….……...............…………………… 7-6

                                Transportation Network ..............................................................................................  7-6

                                Waterfront Residential ...............................................................................................  7-6

                                Future Land Use ..........................................................................................................  7-7

                Figures:

                        Figure 7.1        Current Zoning District Map       ……….……...............……………….…  7-2

                        Figure 7.2        Future Land Uses       ………………….…...............………………….…  7-7

                        Figure 7.3        State Owned Land      …………………………............……………….…  7-8

8 - IMPLEMENTATION AND ADOPTION

                Public Hearing ............................................................................................................................  8-1

                Plan Adoption ..............................................................................................................................  8-1

                Legal Transmittals .....................................................................................................................  8-1

                Plan Implementation .................................................................................................................  8-1

                Zoning Ordinance ......................................................................................................................  8-2

                Grants and Capital Improvement     .......................................................................................  8-2

                Recreation Plan .........................................................................................................................  8-3

                Transmittals:   To be included in final document

1.        Affidavit of Notice of Intent to Prepare a Master Plan ..................................................................  8-4

2.        Copy of Notice of Intent to Prepare a Master Plan ......................................................................  8-5

3.        Planning Commission Minutes:

            Transmit draft plan to Township Board

            for distribution to adjacent communities ........................................................................................  8-6

4.        Transmittal Letter of Draft Plan to Township Board .......................................................................  8-7

5.        Township Board Minutes:

            Approval of Distribution of Draft Plan to Adjacent

            Communities and Asserting the Right to Approval of Final Plan ....................................................  8-8

6.        Township Board Resolution:

            Asserting the Right to Approve Final Plan        ………………………...............………..………..  8-10

7.        Affidavit of Mailing of Draft Plans to Adjacent Communities ...........................................................  8-11

8.        Copy of Notice - Draft Plans to Adjacent Communities …............................................................  8-12

9.        Affidavit of Publication - Public Hearing ……….............................................................................  8-14

10.      Affidavit of Public Hearing Notice to Adjacent Communities .........................................................  8-15

11.      Notice of Public Hearing - Adjacent Communities …..............................................................  8-16

13.      Resolution of Adoption - Planning Commission …..................................................................  8-17

14.      Minutes of Meeting - Planning Commission ………..................................................................  8-18

15.      Resolution of Adoption - Township Board ……………….............................................................  8-20

16.      Minutes of Meeting - Township Board ……………....................................................................  8-21

Comments From: _______

        Township/County              …......................................................................................................  8-23

Public Input Session Materials and Results .......................................................................................  8-30

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