Secord Township   1507 Secord Dam Road    Gladwin,  Michigan 48624
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SECORD TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
MINUTES

July 14, 2010

Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance at 10:00 A.M.

Members present: Thelma Mitchell Rex Rowe Colin Combs Tony Reale Mike Pagan

Members absent: Jenny Carroll and Jim Carroll, Zoning Adm.

Minutes of June 16, 2010 approved as read. Colin Combs made motion to accept, seconded by Tony Real.

Old Business:
1. Discussion held on ZBA making decisions on fence variances instead of the
Planning Commission. Corrections made to 401:12 on installation offences. See
attached Ordinance retyped.

2. Discussion on Dock & Floating Raft Ordinance to include Ice Fishing Shanties.
See attached Ordinance retyped.

3. MTA workshop attendance. Kathy stated there were 6 paid for and cancellations
were received from Jim & Jenny Carroll and Thelma Mitchell. It was suggested
to ask the ZBA members if any of them were interested in going.

4. Discussion on scheduling a public hearing for Changes to the Zoning Ordinance
to include Civil Infractions as suggested by the Township Attorney. It was
suggested to include changes made to other ordinances. I.e. docks, fences.

5. Regarding placement of fences, trees, etc. on property owner's land should be
placed at least 6" within their boundaries. Anything on the property line would be
shared by both property owners affected. Check with the Township Attorney as to
what is the legal distance, etc. Discussion on rewriting the fence ordinance
401:12. It was decided to stay with 4 ft. fence unless a special variance request
was granted. See attached ordinance as rewritten.

7. Letters written to neighbors in a fence variance request should not be allowed unless a special public hearing is held.

NEW BUSINESS:
Letters of resignation was received from Chairperson Thehna Mitchell. Also she informed the Commission Members that Mickey Hetherington has resigned.

Motion to adjourn made by C. Combs, seconded by Tony Reale. Meeting adjourned a1 11:20A.M.

Next meeting August 11, 2010

Respectfully submitted
Thelma Mitchell, Chairperson
Acting Secretary Cc: KathvHart





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