Planning Minutes

 

2010 Minutes

 

St. Louis Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The regular meeting of the St. Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Doepker at 7:00 PM

Present: Doepker, McConkie,Whitford, Nixon, Ward, Scholtz

Absent: Shrum, Kelley

Also Present: Katherine Roslund

Chuck Griffith

Chuck Baxter

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Doepker.

Moved by Whitford, supported by Nixon to approve the minutes of the regular meeting December 9, 2009. All ayes.

New Business

Site Plan Review 101 Woodside Drive

Chuck Griffith explained a site plan submitted by Chuck Baxter for a Metal Fabrication business including manufacturing Corn Burners. There will not be much change to the existing building. The plan indicates a dock enclosure, a new front entrance, signage, screening consisting of planting trees, and (2) utility buildings.

The utility buildings will be painted to blend in with existing building and to comply with the Industrial Park Covenants. One utility building will be used for welding gases and one will be used for paint. Both buildings will be securely locked at all times. Plan to make buildings more permanent.

The current parking lot is striped for (17) seventeen spaces and the new plan will have (19) nineteen spaces including a handicap space.

Will need to increase trucking area to accommodate semi trucks. Would like to use crushed concrete. Griffith feels the crushed concrete will provide better drainage in that area.

The signage will consist of one pylon and one monument.

Existing pavement will remain.

A dumpster enclosure is required and is on the plans.

They will employ (5) five people with hopes of employing (50) in the future.

McConkie stated that if parking area becomes a problem, it will need to be addressed.

McConkie advised planning members to consider:

1. Dumpster enclosure

2. Industrial Park Covenants for outdoor storage

3. Existing required parking area is fine, however; it is subject to interpretation for the asphalt covering where it is indicated crushed concrete.

Moved by Nixon, supported by Whitford to approve the site plan subject to the above mentioned conditions. All ayes.

Water System Master Plan

McConkie explained the plan to the members. Discussed the various funding sources. McConkie stated that the City has lots of water main breaks. Each repair costs at a minimum $5,000 to repair. Water main on M-46 has broken at least four times in the five years that McConkie has been the City Manager.

Other Business

McConkie gave members informational articles/documents for their review.

Moved by Nixon, supported by Ward to adjourn at 8:14pm. All ayes

Katherine Roslund

Planning Commission Secretary
 

St. Louis Planning Commission Meeting

February 10, 2010

The St. Louis Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman William Shrum on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present: Robert McConkie, Sue Whitford, William Shrum, Joe Scholtz, Donna Kelley

Members Absent: Mike Nixon, Joe Ward, Dan Doepker

Moved by Sue Whitford, supported by Donna Kelley to approve the January 13, 2010 meeting minutes. All Ayes

Discussion was held on the following items: Article from Planning & Zoning News, City of Alma Planning Commission minutes and the Gratiot County Wide Master Plan.

Planning Commissioners were asked to review preliminary plan document and forward any comments to the City Manager.

Moved by Donna Kelley, supported by Sue Whitford to adjourn. All Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Robert McConkie, Acting Secretary
 
No meeting was held in March.
 
No meeting was held in April.
 

St. Louis Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The regular meeting of the St. Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Doepker at 7:00 PM

Present: Doepker,Whitford, Scholtz, Kelley, Shrum

Absent: Nixon, McConkie, Ward

Also Present: Katherine Roslund

Gale Willoughby 1746 E. Jerseyville Rd., Shepherd

Billy Bourdou 7446 S. Three Mile, Bay City

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Doepker.

Moved by Shrum, supported by Kelley to approve the minutes of the regular meeting February 10, 2010. All ayes.

Moved by Shrum, supported by Kelley to approve the minutes of the special meeting March 17, 2010.

New Business

Lot Split Joyce Gregory

Moved by Kelley, supported by Shrum to approve the lot split for Joyce Gregory. Splitting of Westgate park lot 161. all ayes.

Discussion on Former Michigan Ave. Transfer Station

Billy Bourdou, owner of Billy's Contracting, spoke to the board members about his plans to purchase the former transfer station located on Michigan Ave. He would like to operate his business at that location. He is currently located off I-75 in Saginaw. Billy explained that he would like to operate as a recycling facility as well. He would like to recycle everything possible except glass. He stated that the building is currently designed for recycling. At first he will be operating on a small scale, however; he does anticipate operation on a much larger scale in the future. He currently employs 35 people at his current location. He has two shifts dedicated to washing and painting equipment. Billy stated that if he only operates as a transfer station, he must have approximately 200 compacted yards in/out per day to profit. Billy stated he would like to be operating as soon as possible and it will take 90 days to expedite permit from DEQ. Billy submitted a reference letter from the City of Saginaw and Carrollton Township. Both of the letters had high praise for Billy's business.

Moved by Shrum, supported by Scholtz to adjourn at 7:36pm. All ayes.

Katherine Roslund

Planning Commission Secretary
 

St Louis Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The regular meeting of the St. Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Doepker at 7:00 PM

Present: Doepker, Nixon, McConkie, Ward, Whitford, Scholtz

Absent: Shrum, Kelley

Also Present: Katherine Roslund

Billy Bourdou 7446 S. Three Mile, Bay City

Monica McCloskey 110 Gratiot Ave., St. Louis

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Doepker.

Moved by Whitford, supported by Scholtz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting May 12, 2010. All ayes.

NEW BUSINESS

Special Use Daycare Center

Monica McCloskey requested a special use permit to operate a daycare center located at 513 N. Main St. McCloskey currently owns and operates a daycare in her residence located at 110 E. Gratiot, St. Louis. McCloskey stated that she receives 2-3 calls per week from people seeking childcare. She presently has to turn those calls away due to State licensing requirements allowing her to care for no more than 12 children at her current location. McCloskey stated that after the daycare center, located at 513 N. Main St., is operating, she will employ 4 people and will be able to accommodate up to 25 children. The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday, 6:30am to 5:30pm.

Planning members stated that there seemed to be a need for this type of business in this area.

Moved by McConkie, supported by Nixon to approve the special use permit for a Daycare Center located at 513 N. Main St. Property must be acquired within 120 days. All ayes

Special Use Resource Recovery Facility

Billy Bourdou requested a special use permit to operate a resource recovery facility located at 2355 Michigan Ave. Billy was present at the previous Planning Commission meeting May 12th to discuss in detail his intended operation. Billy has hired an environmental company to start testing the site. A preliminary site plan was presented. McConkie stated that he would like to see some pavement towards the end of the drive. McConkie's main concern is the tracking of mud onto Michigan Ave. Billy stated the closing on the property will take place once approval from City is completed and he possibly could have a DEQ permit within 60 days after acquiring property. Business may be open by Labor Day.

Moved by Ward, supported by Whitford to approve the special use permit for a resource recovery facility.

Moved by Whitford, supported by Nixon to adjourn at 7:36 pm. All ayes.

Katherine Roslund, Planning Secretary
 

St Louis Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The regular meeting of the St. Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Co-Chairman Shrum at 7:00 PM

Present: Nixon, McConkie, Whitford, Shrum, Scholtz, Kelley, Palmer

Absent: Doepker, Ward

Also Present: Katherine Roslund

Doug Dice Signature Designs

Bill Bloss Dubar LLC

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Shrum.

Moved by Kelley, supported by Whitford to approve the minutes of the regular meeting June 9, 2010 All ayes.

NEW BUSINESS

Site Plan Review Dubar, LLC

Doug Dice explained the site plan for Dubar to add an additional 60' x 100' to their existing building. It would be located on the North end of the current building. A new drive would be constructed. There currently isn't a drive. The new drive would provide periodic access. There will be a loading dock on the end of the building. Equipment moving in would be on the North end of the building. The current building has a large door without a dock. Trucks currently come in on flat beds, occasionally unloading trucks in the building. McConkie stated he was concerned with dust control. It was stated that periodic use may not create dust. Bill Bloss doesn't foresee trucks using the crushed stone that they are indicating on their site plan, even once per week.

Doug stated that the building must be up and running prior to cold weather and they appreciate the Planning Commission having the meeting so quickly.

Moved by McConkie, supported by Scholtz to approve the site plan for Dubar, LLC to construct a 60' x 100' addition and to add a crushed stone drive. All ayes.

OTHER BUSINESS

The Planning members agreed to change the time of the meetings to 5:30pm., starting with the August 11th meeting.

Moved by Nixon, supported by Scholtz to adjourn at 7:20 pm. All ayes.

Katherine Roslund, Planning Secretary
 
 

St Louis Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The regular meeting of the St. Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Doepker at 5:30 PM

Present: Doepker, Nixon, McConkie, Shrum, Scholtz, Kelley, Ward

Absent: Whitford, Palmer

Also Present: Katherine Roslund

Doug Dice Signature Designs

Dave Bacon Plasti-Paint

Richard Sabatovich Plasti-Paint

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Doepker.

Moved by Kelley, supported by Shrum to approve the minutes of the regular meeting July 7, 2010 All ayes.

NEW BUSINESS

Site Plan Review Plasti-Paint

Doug Dice explained the site plan for Plasti-Paint's construction of a 50' x 100' addition, truck dock and paved surface. Plasti-Paint requested a purchase of part of lot 8 from the City. Plasti-Paint would need additional property to allow them to construct the addition. Moved by Kelley, supported by Shrum to approve the site plan subject to acquiring part of lot 8.

LOT SPLIT

McConkie requested the split of Woodside Industrial Center West Lots 3 & 8. Moved by Shrum, supported by Kelley to split Woodside Industrial Center West Lots 3 & 8. All ayes.

Moved by Shrum, supported by Scholtz to adjourn at 5:30 pm. All ayes.

Katherine Roslund, Planning Secretary
 
 

Planning Commission Meeting

September 8, 2010

Saint Louis, Michigan

A regular meeting of the Saint Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Doepker at 5:30 p.m.

Present: Doepker, Kelley, McConkie, Nixon, Palmer

Absent: Scholtz, Shrum, Ward, Whitford

Also Present: None

The pledge of allegiance was led by Chairman Doepker.

Member McConkie presented the Commission with a copy of a resolution adopted by the City Council declaring a referendum prohibiting a medical marijuana business in the City. The resolution referred the matter to the Planning Commission for their comments and recommendations.

The Planning Commission reviewed several changes to the Zoning Ordinance prepared by our planning consultant after interviewing City staff. The Commission did not have opportunity to complete review of the several proposed changes and asked that the proposed changes to the zoning ordinance be placed on the next agenda to complete review including the parking ordinance which did not get addressed at this meeting..

The Planning Commission reviewed ordinances from several cities concerning locating medical marihuana business. The Commission had no recommendation at this time, however, requested the matter be placed on the next agenda for further discussion.

Motion made by Kelley, supported by Nixon, to adjourn at 6:30 p.m.
 
Robert McConkie
Acting Secretary
 

St Louis Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The regular meeting of the St. Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Doepker at 5:30 PM

Present: Doepker, Nixon, McConkie, Whitford, Scholtz, Kelley, Ward, Palmer

Absent: Shrum

Also Present: Katherine Roslund

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Doepker.

Moved by Kelley, supported by Whitford to approve the minutes of the regular meeting, with the correction of Kelley absent and Whitford present and adjournment motion made by Whitford, not Kelley, September 8, 2010 All ayes.

NEW BUSINESS Zoning Ordinance Updates

McConkie discussed the proposed Parking Ordinance. Members need more time to review the new Parking Ordinance. McConkie explained the Zoning District changes to the Zoning Ordinance. He stated that all the ordinance updating will be done at once.

Lot Split - Plasti-Paint

McConkie explained Plasti-Paint split. A survey was completed by Rowe Engineering for the split that was approved at the August 11th meeting for Woodside Industrial Center West lots 3 & 8. Lot 6 will be split into three (3) parcels. The City will obtain parcel 6B, consisting of .68AC and parcel 6C, consisting of .67AC. Plasti-Paint will obtain 100 Ft of Lot 8.

Moved by Kelley, supported by Nixon to approve the lot split in accordance with the survey prepared by Rowe Engineering.

Former Westgate School Building and Property

McConkie explained that St. Louis Public School is leasing a portion of the former Westgate School building to Dean Transportation. The school is located in the R-1 (Single Family Residential District). Dean Transportation buses are parked on site. Dean is working with intermediate District and dispatching for St. Louis Public Schools. Planning members would like McConkie to make contact with the school requesting Lease agreements and any other information that the City will need to determine the specifics of the use. Planning Commission suggested amending the Zoning Ordinance to allow such a use under the Special Use section.

Other Information

Members received City of Alma Planning Commission minutes, along with other zoning related articles.

Kelley inquired about Wind Energy within the City. Palmer offered some knowledge on Wind Energy.

McConkie informed members that he would like to e-mail them a sixty (67) page document on Medical Marihuana, written by a Wayne State Professor.

Moved by Kelley, supported by Ward to adjourn at 6:21 p.m. All ayes.

Katherine Roslund, Planning Secretary
 

St Louis Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The regular meeting of the St. Louis Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Doepker at 5:30 PM

Present: Doepker, Nixon, McConkie, Whitford, Scholtz, Kelley, Ward, Palmer, Shrum

Absent: None

Also Present: Katherine Roslund

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Doepker.

Moved by Kelley, supported by Shrum to approve the minutes of the regular meeting.

NEW BUSINESS Zoning Ordinance Updates

McConkie explained the changes made to the parking ordinance. Members will review the new Parking Ordinance and make a decision at the next meeting.

Former Westgate School Building and Property

Majority of members are in favor of not allowing the Dean Transportation at the former Westgate School property. They would like to see it located somewhere in the City where it would fit better with the neighborhood. Members directed City Manager to contact the City's consultant to have language developed regarding the matter. Palmer was in favor of allowing such a use under a Special Land Use. All members were in agreement that educational activities should be allowed at that location and the majority of the members were in favor of child care being offered at that location.

Other Information

McConkie will e-mail Marihuana document to members for their review.

Moved by Ward, supported by Shrum to adjourn at 6:29 p.m. All ayes.

Katherine Roslund, Planning Secretary
 
No meeting was held in December.

 
 
 
 
   
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