Ravenna Township

3770 Blackmer Road, Ravenna Michigan 49451

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Ravenna Township Planning Commission – Public Hearing and Meeting Minutes – August 20, 2018

 

A Public Hearing and Meeting of the Ravenna Township Planning Commission were called to order on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:00pm by Vice Chairman Roger Peacock. Members present were: Roger Peacock, Stan Wagner, Mike Gillard and Bruce Yonker.  Also present were Zoning Administrator Anne Lewis and 15 guests.  Planning Commission member Jack Link was absent.  Pledge to the flag was led by Peacock.

 

Motion by Peacock to open the Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. support by Wagner. Motion carried.

 

The purpose of this Public Hearing is for a Special Land Use Application by Paul Wagenmaker

to build a home on a 78.50 acre parcel in an A-1 zoned district.

 

The property for the Special Land Use Application is owned by Paul Wagenmaker and is located on 4003 Swanson Road, Ravenna, MI 49451.   Mr. Wagenmaker explained the new residence would be where the original house was.  23 acres of the land is tillable out of the front 40 acres.  Mr. Wagenmaker will inquire about well and septic if this application is approved.

 

Citizens voiced concerns regarding building a home in an A-1 district. It was also stated that the land is very wet and swampy.  PC Member Gillard inquired about placing a foundation in such a wet land.

 

Public Hearing closed at 7:37 p.m.

 

Vice Chairman Peacock reopened the meeting.

 

Motion by Wagner, support by Yonker to approve the minutes from the Public Hearing and Meeting that was held on April 30, 2018. Motion carried. Motion by Wagner, support by Yonker to approve the Agenda.  Motion carried.

 

Citizen’s Comments: None.

 

New Business:  A Special Land Use Application by Paul Wagenmaker to build a home on a 78.50 acre parcel in an A-1 zoned district was discussed. Motion by Yonker, support by Gillard to approve  the Special Land Use Application by Paul Wagenmaker to build a home on a 78.50 acre parcel in an A-1 zoned district contingent on all setbacks being met.  Motion carried.

 

Unfinished Business: None.

 

Public Comments: Mark Kuperus talked about putting a pond in an A-2 district. He wanted to know what is required to do this.  He was told that he would have to come before the Planning Commission and a fee of $525.00 would have to be paid.

 

Meeting adjourned 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Anne Lewis, Zoning Administrator/ps

These minutes are considered proposed until approved at the next board meeting.