Ravenna Township

3770 Blackmer Road, Ravenna Michigan 49451

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RAVENNA TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

and RAVENNA TOWNSHIP BOARD

JOINT MEETING MINUTES

June 19, 2017

 

A joint meeting of the Ravenna Township Planning Commission and the Ravenna Township Board was called to order on Monday, June 19, 2017 by Planning Commission Chairman Jack Link. Planning Commission Members present were:  Link, Roger Peacock, Stan Wagner and Bruce Yonker.  Mike Gillard was absent.   Township Board Members present were:  Supervisor Elmer Hoyle, Treasurer Sonja Patterson, and Trustee John Bonthuis (Trustee Bruce Yonker was also present).  Clerk Penny Sherman was absent.  Attorney Mark VanAllsburg and 3 citizens were also present.  Pledge to the flag was led by Link.

Motion by Wagner, support by Peacock to approve the minutes from the May 15, 2017 Planning Commission Public Hearing and Meeting. Motion carried.

Agenda was approved as presented.

Citizen’s Comments: None.

New Business: Attorney Mark VanAllsburg was here to discuss Alternative Energy Ordinances and also Medical Marijuana regulations. An Ordinance to Amend the Township of Ravenna Zoning Ordinance (Solar Energy Conversion Systems) was discussed including how many acres are needed to have one.  Discussion on Section 13 mm 13.4 was also discussed and a footnote will be added to this section.  An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Ravenna (Special Land Use for Wind Energy Conversion Systems) was also discussed.  Discussion was held on Medical Marijuana regulations.  There are 5 different licenses that need approval.  We can choose if we want any of the 5 to be legal in our Township or can deny all 5 or approve all 5.  This will be discussed further at a future meeting.  Setting up Escrow accounts for Special Use applications was also discussed.   Motion by Bruce, support by Stan to go forward and hold a Public Hearing for the Ordinance to Amend the Township of Ravenna Zoning Ordinance (Solar Energy Conversion Systems) and the Ordinance to Amend the Township of Ravenna Zoning Ordinance (Special Land Use for Wind Energy Conversion Systems) on Monday, July 17, 2017.  Motion carried.

Old Business:    None

Next Planning Commission Public Hearing and Meeting will be Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Sonja Patterson/ps

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