Secord Township   1507 Secord Dam Road    Gladwin,  Michigan 48624
Archive - Planning Commission - 2014 - August 13
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August 13, 2014

Meeting called to order at 9:10 A.M. By Chairman: Rex Rowe

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call:                  Present     Absent

Rex Rowe                   X
Jenny Carroll               X
Gary Van Wambeke                    E
Martin Holmes            X
Carl Kerr                    X
Jim Marker                                  A
Jim Carroll                  X

Announcement: 0 - Public present: Rex gave us up date on Master Plan status. Rex will get with Gary on private roads. Tabled from previous meeting: A discussion on Variances and fees for extension (Over 12 months), will need to be decided soon along with other permit fees. Enforcement of these Ordinances, remains an issue. Our Police Power Ordinances in Article 13. Gary sent E Mail on his opinion on a rental ordinance.

Approval of Minutes: TABLED - E Mails not received.

Old Business: We need to look at procedures.

Z.A. - Parker variance fine of $5,000. Approved by roll call vote - All As Rex will present decision to board at next meeting.

Z.B.A. A variance hearing scheduled for Aug. 28th. On West Branch Dr. For addition. Another for pole barn, looking at merging two parcels.

New Business: Mobile billboard signs, Carl will look up and check, that they are covered. Denise Cline is reviewing the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance and sent a list of items we need to finalize, including maps. Rex passed out a revised draft of point of sale ordinance, with some questions. The Township board is having a problem with mandatory inspections. We are looking at other ways to enhance the ordinance. We are looking into the possibility of making the inspections mandatory prior to closings or property transfers of any kind. Carl will get with Machile of Health Department to review possibalities and get list of inspections done year to date. Rex presented a Resolution of Adoption document for the Master Plan. We reviewed the document and had a roll call vote to addopt, with review of final document. All As (Gary VanWambeke not present). Rex will get with Denise and find out what she needs to complete and try to have final draft at our next meeting. We want to put article in the next tax mailing in November.

HOME WORK for discussion: Review Master Plan if Rex gets it from Denise he will e mail it to all.

Next Meeting: August 20th. @ 8:00 A.M. Township meeting to follow.

Motion to adjourn meeting at 11:35 P.M. Made by Marty Holmes and 2nd. By Jenny Carroll - All As and no objections, Adjourned!


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