Secord Township   1507 Secord Dam Road    Gladwin,  Michigan 48624
Archive - Planning Commission - 2012 - March 11
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March 11, 2012

Meeting called to order at 1:40 P.M. By Chairman: Rex Rowe

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call:                    Present               Absent

Rex Rowe                      X
Jenny Carroll                 X
Colin Combs                 X
Martin Holmes               X
Carl Kerr                     X
Tony Reale                    X
Jim Carroll                     X
Alan Shirkey                  X

Announcement: 0 - Public present. Anamika Laad of E.M.C.O.G

Minutes of March 14th. Meeting were Approved! Motion by Tony Reale and 2nd. By Jim Carroll All A’s Carl thanked Jenny for job well done.

Z.B.A.: No new issues. Rex and members reviewing procedures.

Old Business: Tabled: after Anamika’s agenda, News letter date?

New Business: 2nd. Meeting with Anamika Laad (Program manager E.M.C.O.G.) Agenda handed out and followed after up date of Regional food Systems meeting in Gladwin. Farmers Market to open in Gladwin Saturday May 19th. ( Market schedule posted in Twp. Hall) Next meeting in Harrison May 9th.
Part I - Zoning Analysis Criteria (handout & Home Work), All members to have assignment completed by May 1st. Michigan Zoning Enabling Act PA110 of 2006(copy given to Carl to make more copies for all members). Zoning Map needed for public meeting, Rex to get with Gina and Earl to get map by May 1st. State land and commercial zones will be noted, Anamika will make up flyer for the event( Jenny & Carl will distribute), posting on hall board (Carl will get with Kathy Wilton) and news paper (Rex) notice will be done two weeks prior to meeting. Pictures are needed of the area , river , Twp. Hall, etcetera, all members will provide. The Public community input meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 15th. @ 6:00 P.M. in township hall. Sub sandwiches and drinks will be provided, Board members will donate deserts. A projector is needed for the meeting, Carl will try to locate one.

Part II - Review of S.W.O.T. Analysis for township (handout w/ homework), due by May 1st. Anamika will make up agenda for the public meeting for our review. Colin Combs arranged for E- Journey to attend the meeting, with presentation on internet service. This will take place at the end of the meeting. Colin has been looking into the best way to proceed for the Township. Rex will get signed copy of letter of intent to Ananika. Assignments: Will be faxed or E-mailed to Anamika

Part III - Mapping work is continuing with Vince Township supervisor and Earl have been in touch with Gina to get with Kelly of R & R assessing to define boundaries of township Zone’s. This will be a preliminary to any changes made in our review of Master Plan and zoning changes by the planning committee. Our current map is in need of updating and clarification of state land.

Old Business: Jenny Carroll gave report on Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference (March 16th) Much information was shared. 1.5 million people live in the area, with 43 areas of concern at its inception, with only 14 remaining with Saginaw Bay being one of the worst. Our river contributes to this problem with lawn and bad septic system and fertilizers being leading contributors. Jenny will prepare list of zoning changes we need to look at for our township.

Next Meeting: April 18th. @ 12:00 following Township meeting.

Motion to adjourn meeting Made by Tony Reale and 2nd. By Jenny Carroll. All As and no objections. Meeting was adjourned at 3:50 P.M.


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