Fruitport Township Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes – 02/27/19


February 27, 2019

BOARD MEETING: Call to order at 0800

01. Roll Call: Kyle Osterhart, Matthew Farrar, Brett Suchecki, & Geoff Newmyer.
Staff Present Kim Morse, & Jacob Mason.

02. Approve / Amend Agenda: Vice Chair Osterhart accepted the agenda as presented.

03. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business

06. Site Plan Modification– Motion Dynamics Special Use/Public Hearing
Parcel:              15-124-300-0011-00
∙                         15-124-300-0016-00
Purpose:          Amend site plan for expansion

Chris Witham and Mr. Milanowski stated they added office space and break area by 5,000 square feet; added 40 parking spots south of the entry drive off Dangl. Water main was re-routed and permitted by DEQ. Public Safety Director explained his requests and stated all were accommodated on the amended site plan.

1. The motion is made by Newmyer to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 15-124-300-0011-00 & 15-124-300-0016-00.

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): updated site plan.
–b. The landscape will be preserved in its natural state, insofar as practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal, and by topographic modifications which result in maximum harmony with adjacent areas. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Drain Commission has approved the site drainage.
–d. The site plan will provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping [will/will not] provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site complies with requirements of the Fruitport Fire Department.
–f. Every structure or dwelling unit does have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–i. Exterior lighting is arranged so that it is deflected away from adjacent properties and will not impede the vision of traffic along adjacent streets. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated February 7, 2019, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The 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 development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. 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.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: Completion of the maintenance agreement approved by the Fire Department. Night lights to be compliant and remain on property.

Motion Supported by Suchecki. Roll call vote unanimous.

05. Public Comments: None.

06. Discussion – PC documents: No discussion

07. Adjournment: 0820


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.