Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 05/23/18



May 23, 2018


Continue review of ordinances: Start at 42-152. June Start at “Zero Lot Line in 152”


Chair called meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

01. Roll Call: Kyle Osterhart, Brett Suchecki, Mike Michelli, Matthew Farrar, Jeff Jacobs, & Jason Franklin. Staff present, Jacob Mason, & Kimberly Morse.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: April 17, 2018. Chair accepted the minutes as presented. No comments

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: None.

04. Correspondence / Reports: Correspondence from the Road Commission relative to the Journey Church changing two entrances to one. Approved by the Chair.

Chair introduced Kimberly Morse as the new liaison to the PC.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business
06. Site Plan Review Modification-Chandy Acres East 2239 Mt. Garfield Rd.
Parcel:                 61-15-127-2000-0007-40
Purpose:             Modification of approved site plan under section 42-226

Mr. Dan Larabelle 795 Clyde Court, Wyoming Mi. On behalf of Allen Edwin Homes. Same lot dimensions and layout. Only change is to split the project into two phases and renumbering of the lots and HOA’s (two). Same houses and same lots.

PC members expressed some concerns about the storm water system not being reviewed or approved by the Drain Commission. It was learned that there were changes to the pond that is already dug that did not get approval from the appropriate authority (County Drain Commission) and that this pond is larger and deeper than the previously approved by the PC. Concerns were also expressed about the rental units.

Motion was made by Osterhart to table this item until the Drain Commission approves the storm water system and show more detail on which HOA is responsible for what items and have such in the HOA docs. Supported by Suchecki and carried unanimously.

07. Public Hearing/PUD Revision-Garage Doors Plus 3074 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:           61-15-111-200-0009-10
Purpose:       3,200 SF storage Building

Motion by Farrar supported Franklin to open a public hearing. Unanimous.

Mr. Eric Norbotten outlined his project he is proposing. Mike Johnson 141 West Pontaluna, 49444. No objections to the project just wants the Township to make sure it is done in compliance with all ordinances.

Jacobs/Osterhart motion / support to close public hearing

Motion to approve the item was made by Jacobs and supported by

1. The motion is made to grant the planned unit development application for parcel number(s) 61-15-111-200-0009-10, for the proposed planned unit development ammendment known as Garage Door Plus.

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-486 of the Zoning Chapter.

–a. The proposed planned unit development is consistent in all respects with the preliminary development plan approved by the Township Board, including any conditions imposed on the preliminary development plan approval. Changes in any of the following features of the planned unit development shall require resubmittal of a revised preliminary plan for review by the Planning Commission and the Township Board:

—(1) Addition of uses different from those included in the preliminary plan;

—(2) Increases in the size, height, or number of buildings;

—(3) For a residential development, any increase in the number of dwelling units; and

—(4) Any change deemed by the Planning Commission to be inconsistent with the preliminary plan previously approved by the Planning Commission and the Township Board.

–b. The proposed planned unit development conforms with the policies, goals, guidelines, and recommendations concerning land use, vehicular access and circulation, pedestrian circulation, building placement and design, landscaping, signage, and amenities contained in the Master Plan, and any sub-area plan which has been adopted by the Planning Commission as an element of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan

–c. The proposed planned unit development is consistent with and does promote the intent of the Zoning Chapter. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan.

–f. The proposed planned unit development is consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare of the Township. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan.

–g. The proposed planned unit development has safe and efficient ingress and egress, with particular reference to pedestrian safety and convenience, traffic flow, and control and access in case of fire or other emergency. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan.

–h. The design and placement of buildings and other structures, parking, lighting, signs, refuse storage, landscaping, and other elements of the proposed planned unit development are compatible with surrounding properties and properties within the proposed planned unit development. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan.

–i. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the proposed planned unit development: none.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.

–a. The planned unit development must comply with the site plan, dated 4-17-18, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

–b. The planned unit development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.

–c. The planned unit development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.

–d. The conditions of the planned unit development, including a performance guarantee, shall be set forth in an agreement between the Township and the applicant which complies with Section 42-487 of the Zoning Chapter.

–e. The time limit for the planned unit development must comply with Section 42-489 of the Zoning Chapter.

–f. If the planned unit development approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the planned unit development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.

–g. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.

–h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the planned unit development:

Motion was supported by Franklin. Roll call vote.

Ayes: Jacobs, Newmyer, Farrar, Suchecki, & Franklin
Nays: None
Abstain: Osterhart

Old Business
07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:           61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose:       Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

No discussion or action taken.

09. Public Comments: None

10. Adjournment. Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:18

The township will provide necessary reasonable aids and services for this meeting to individuals with disabilities by writing or telephoning the Township Clerk: Andrea Anderson, Fruitport Charter Township, 5865 Airline Rd, Fruitport, MI 49415

(231) 865-3151.