Planning & Zoning Qtrly Meeting July 13, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Call to Order:  6:05 p.m.

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

Recognition of visitors:  None.

Pledge of Allegiance:  Recited.

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

Approval of minutes from April 13, 2022 quarterly meeting:  Nancy made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Jay.  Motion carried.

Public Comments:  None.

Chairman Comments:  Nancy had a question on doing the annual report, and decision would be one year after she accepted the chair position.  She also has a question on how electronic we want to be.  We have hard copies of past documents and will continue to do so.  Electronic work can also be saved.

Old Business:

  1.  Planning commission comments/concerns:  Master Plan
  2. Bob Janda:  Report from Township Board Rep:  Just about the Master Plan
  3. Jay Loman: Report of Zoning Board of Appeals Rep:  None.
  4. Update on Master Plan
  5.  Review of schedule:  The 63-day review period ends August 10.  Any requested changes will be reviewed and changed then.
  6. Comments on the Master Plan:  Nancy received a letter from Marquette that they thought the plan was good and went along with theirs.
  7. Set Public Hearing date:  August 16, 2022, at 6 p.m. at the Arvon Township Town Hall.  At the September Township Board meeting approval of the Master Plan will be presented to the Board and Jason will make any final changes/corrections.
  8. Discussion to have Jason McCarthy be contracted to work on our Recreation Plan and Ordinance review and update.  No schedule set up.  This will be presented to the Township Board as the cost would be $10,000 for both.
  9. Ken Anderson:  On solar, Ken mentioned a new system going up on Lakewood Lane.  On flood insurance Ken will have a final draft for review and discuss at our next meeting.  Ken also has concerns about who will take over as zoning administrator.  He has many handwritten notes over the 30 years that he has served as administrator that need to be typed up and saved.  He also thinks the roles of licensed building inspector and zoning administrator should be two separate roles/jobs.  His license for building inspector is good until September 2024.  Ken updated on what the health department approved for the residents on Sawmill Road.  Since there is a poor drainage area (swamp area), a vaulted privy with 300-gallon capacity and pumpable approved.  Still no permits requested for such.

New Business:

  1.  Correspondence received:  Letter from Marquette County approving our Master Plan
  2. Open seat on Planning Commission, we need to add one.

Next Quarterly Meeting:  Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Adjourn:  Jay made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Robert.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Submitted by Linnea Barron, Secretary