Kentwood Committees & BoardsAPPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
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Minutes for 01/13/2009
OF THE KENTWOOD PLANNING COMMISSION
JANUARY 13, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
A. Chair Winczewski called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
B. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Groce.
C. Roll Call:
Members Present: Betsy Artz, Maurice Groce, Dan Holtrop, Laurie Sheldon, Frank Vander Hoff, Don Yokom, Johngerlyn Young and Chris Winczewski.
Members Absent: None
Others Present: City Attorney Jeff Sluggett, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Staff Secretary Monique Collier and the applicant.
D. Approval of the Minutes and Findings of Fact
Chair Winczewski asked if there were any additions or deletions to the minutes, there were none; the minutes were approved as submitted.
E. Approval of the Agenda
Motion by Commissioner Holtrop, supported by Commissioner VanderHoff, to approve the agenda for the meeting.
- Motion Carried (8-0) ?
F. Acknowledge visitors wishing to speak to non-agenda items.
There was no public comment.
G. Old Business
There was no old business
H. Public Hearing
There were no public hearings
I. Work Session
Case #17-07 ? Menard?s-Special Land Use Open Air Business Garden Center/Outside Yard Area and Site Plan Review located north of 28th Street, midway between East Paris Avenue and Patterson Avenue
Planner Golder introduced the request. She stated the Menard?s plans have remained the same but they have since received the traffic study. Golder stated the traffic study shows what the roads and the level of service are now. She stated it not only includes Menard?s but also potential development. Golder stated the traffic gets worse by adding Menards, but putting the traffic controls in will make the traffic remain the same
She stated Menards will be on an 18 acre site. She stated the building has moved further to the east and more centered between the two frontage buildings. She stated they plan to convert to underground detention. She stated all the things that were worked out before with respect to noise and landscaping all hold and staff is looking for a statement from Menard?s stating that will be the case. She stated staff is also looking for an operations statement from Menard?s indicating hours of operation etc.
Golder stated the only new thing that was talked about is having the Menard?s property extended out to the 28th Street frontage coinciding with the driveway out to the proposed traffic signal. Golder also reviewed the rationale classifying this as a driveway versus a private street. She stated there is a setback issue from the lot lines that will be created, the hotel.
Bill Mast stated they have met with the Forest Meadows Condominium Association on December 29, 2008 and the Homeowners Association on January 8, 2009 and both groups plan to come to the public hearing. He stated for the most part they are in support of the project with some reservations about the small office building drawn on the plan but not on the current proposal.
Art Van is asking for a right turn out.
J. New Business
There was no New Business
K. Other Business
1. Election of officers
Commissioner VanderHoff nominated Commissioner Winczewski for Chair supported by Commissioner Artz. No other nominations were made.
Vote was unanimous for Winczewski.
Chair Winczewski opened the floor for nominations for Vice-Chair.
Commissioner VanderHoff nominated Sheldon; Commissioner Artz nominated Don Yokom for Vice Chair
Chair Winczewski asked for those in favor of Commissioner Sheldon or Commissioner Yokom for Vice Chair to raise hands, split vote. Commissioners VanderHoff, Winczewski, and Yokom raised hands in favor. Sheldon received majority of votes. Commissioner Sheldon elected Vice Chair.
Chair Winczewski opened the floor nominations for Secretary.
Commissioner Artz nominated Commissioner Yokom for Secretary. No other nominations were made. Vote was unanimous for Yokom.
2. Commissioners? Comments
Winczewski stated the CBS Outdoor filed their application for text amendments. The Zoning Ordinance subcommittee plans to report on the proposal at the February 27 meeting.
Commissioner VanderHoff stated he will be gone the month of February.
Winczewski stated he will not be here for the January 27, 2008 meeting
3. Staff?s Comments
Schweitzer stated the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) work session will be February 24, 2009.
Motion by Commissioner VanderHoff, supported by Commissioner Sheldon, to adjourn the meeting.
- Motion Carried (8-0) ?
Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Don Yokom, Secretary