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

November 14, 2018

Call Meeting to Order: 9:00 A.M.

Pledge of Allegiance:

Roll Call:
 Planning Commission                     Present      Absent
Gary Van Wambeke Chairman       _______ ___Ex__
Carl Kerr Secretary                        ___X____ ______
Jenny Carroll Vice Secretary         ___X____ ______
Jim Carroll Vice Chairman          ___X____ _______
Holmes Ex -office                        ___ X___ _______
Rex Rowe Member                      ___X____ _______
Laura Comes Member                  ________ __Ex___
Becky Sabourin Zoning Adm.       ___X ___ _______

Approval of Minutes: Marty made motion to approve Jenny seconded All As Motion passed.

Public Comments: 1 (Phil) public present!

Rex received a marked/up copy of our solar ordinance from Kathy of Cypris Creak. Carl: Gave update on the Four lake taskforce, a meeting is scheduled for December 4th. At the Edenville Twp. Hall at 7:00 P.M. for all Township Supervisors. Bill Bowman stopped in and advised us of a Point of Sale issue, we discussed the issue and all agreed No Permit / No Closeing!
Open Issues: 1- Solar Farm s Ordinance, 2- Rental Property (Can fees be attached to tax bill, if not paid?) 3-Enforcement of ordinances. 4- 13 acers would make a nice park area, see what board thinks?
5- Signs. 6 Bush hogging Twp. Ditches. 7 Weed and lake committee git board approved pay for meetings and lake review. 8- Park area in township 9- Geo thermal dumping in river, is this allowed.
Report from ZA: Becky Seabourn: 37 permits issued to date. Working on a land split and container permits. Container on West River given 30 days, then must remove.
Report ZBA: Rex: No meetings scheduled.
Agenda:
Existing Ordinances to Website
IMPROVEMENTS TO MAKE TO EXISTING ORDINANCES Must review in 2019
Future meeting agenda
Open Issues
Existing Ordinances Update: Rex will gather all police power ordinances, reformat and get them ready to put on flash drive for the Web. We will add a ZONNING HIGHLIGHTS section for quick reference of Fees, Set Backs, Zoning Fees, etc.
Improvements to existing Ordinances: We are required to review our Ordinances in 2019 by law. The following are the ordinances we think need to be review first: *Marijuana outlets, * Sign Ordinance (size and location), * Rec. Vehicle (# of allowed), * Rentals, * Enforcement, * Accessory Buildings, * Solar Farms, * Wind energy, * Dwellings (# 0f allowed), * Police Power Update, * Point of Sale ( do we want to allow sellers to post a bond, in lue. of approved inspection). After much review these should be our top priority in the review process, with all others to follow.
Fee Schedule has been revised and will be given to the board at the next meeting for approval.
News Letter: The news letter for the tax bill mailing was reviewed and approved.
Parcel Mergers: Rex told us the township has no say by State law and Alan B. will handle all of them.
M.T.A.: We need to get the requirements for the five (5) year review.
Lake Owners association: Carl has obtained a copy of Wixom lake by-laws and asked what everyone thought about the need for one on Secord Lake, he has been approached by several residents about the need. He asked all to think about it for the next meeting. It could be a good way to get other townships involved.
Sign Base: Gary will investigate getting quotes for our M-30 sign base. It was mentioned that the lighting is not enough.
Agenda for next meeting
2019 Meeting Schedule (January meeting quorum)
Rex compiled Police Ordinances for review and flash drive to print and post on web
Sign Base quote and lighting needs updating to spots.
Open Issues
Next Regular scheduled Meeting: December 12th. At 9:00 a.m.
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