Planning Commission Public Hearing Ordinance Changes August 18, 2022

AUGUST 18, 2022

Call to Order:  7:00 PM

Roll Call:  Nancy Strohschein, Chairperson; Bob Janda, Township Board Representative; Joe Bollech, Trustee; Robert Lindert, Trustee, Ken Anderson, Zoning Administrator; Linnea Barron, Secretary.  Absent:  Jay Loman, personal reasons.

Public in attendance:  Alan Preston, Donna Preston, Jay Fish, Sue Bollech, Mary Erickson, Steve Apgar, Hunter Apgar, Will Lindert.

Pledge of Allegiance:  Recited

Approval of Agenda:  Bob made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Robert.  Motion carried.

Nancy gave a brief description of what these changes would include, such as definitions, corrections, and additions.  There were copies of the changes for the public to review.  She then turned the discussion over to Ken Anderson to highlight the more important changes.   Ken explained that we are always in a period of change and new definitions are useful for clarification.  He also explained the addition of a new solar energy section which we were lacking in our ordinance. 

Public Comment:  Alan Preston asked why the height restriction on roof-mounted solar system not to extend more than three (3) feet above the surface of the roof.  This is standard.

On the last page a correction was made to Section 1511, number 7, which should read:  Portable storage shipping containers are allowed as temporary accessory structures in FF/FR District.  A temporary zoning permit is required that is valid for ninety (90) days and may be extended at the discretion of the Zoning Administrator.

Robert Lindert made a motion to accept the changes to the ordinance with the correction made in Section 1511.  Roll call:  Bob Janda, yes; Nancy Strohschein, yes; Joe Bollech, yes; Linnea Barron, yes; Robert Lindert, yes.  Motion carried.

The proposed changes to the ordinance will be presented to the Township Board at their next meeting for approval.

Adjournment:  Robert made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Bob.  Meeting adjourned at 7:38 PM.

Submitted by Linnea Barron, Secretary