September 2, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Sheridan Township Planning Commission

Sheridan Township Hall

September 2, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.

Planning Commission present: Harold Badger (Chair), Scott Frederick, Rick Offerson, Peggy Vogt

Absent: Sally Jackson

Guests: Richard Porter, Supervisor (late arrival due to conflict)

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a roll call of Planning Commission members and a moment of silence observed to honor military members killed in Afghanistan.

Agenda: A motion was made by Offerson; seconded by Vogt, to accept the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Minutes: A motion was made by Frederick; seconded by Offerson, to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2021, meeting as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Correspondence: Invitation from Coldwater Township to attend a MTA informational meeting on 9/28/21 at the Coldwater Township Hall. RSVP is requested.*

Reports: Township Board - Frederick reported the outcome of the special meeting requested by Savion.

Zoning Administrator - Shedd was not able to attend but did provide permit requests.*

Zoning Board of Appeals - Nothing to report

New Business: None to report

Unfinished Business: Review process continues on the Zoning Ordinance. Following is a list of changes/additions/suggestions:

Section 1.06 - Reference is made to place new Ordinance in local newspaper. Could this be omitted and have the Ordinance on the township website?

Section 2.02 - (a)#'s 17 & 18 could be reversed to maintain alphabetical order. (b) add a definition for blight. (c) could use a definition for nuisance.

Section 4.04 - Item A - States lot size of (1) acre; Master Plan (page 43) under Zoning Adjustments refers to lot size as 2.5 acres. Need clarification.

Section 5.03 - Omit "H" and move current "I" to "H".

Section 9.03 - Add Item X - Large Solar Systems (note: adopted 2-20-18)

Section 10.03 - Add Item M - Large Solar Systems (note: adopted 2-20-18)

Section 13.01 - Add State of Michigan as handling inspections

Section 14.16 - E - 13 - Change "orientated" to "oriented"

Section 14.17 - B - 2 & C - 8 - Note that the assessor is handling land divisions and the Planning Commission is not involved (per change 6-7-18)

Commissioners will continue to work on the review process and will discuss further at the October 7, 2021, meeting.

Sheridan Township Planning Commission Page two

Other Business: Upon Porter's arrival he updated the members on: (a) blighted houses being demolished on East Michigan Avenue by the Anderson's; (b) an update on solar permits in other areas and fees for the permits.

Adjournment: A motion was made by Frederick; seconded by Vogt, to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Minutes submitted by

Peggy Vogt, Secretary

Sheridan Township Planning Commission

Harold Badger, Chair

Sheridan Township Planning Commission

Minutes approved at the 10/7/21 meeting of the Sheridan Township Planning Commission.

*Copies of items referenced in these minutes are available in the Township Clerk's Office.

17 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Sheridan Township Planning Commission Regular meeting Sheridan Township Hall November 4, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission present: Harold Badger (Chair), Sally Jackson (Vice Chair), Scott Frederic