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June 9, 2009



June 9, 2009

The meeting of the BHV Planning Commission was called to order by Chair Laura Weingartner at 7:36 PM at the Village Hall.

ROLL CALL Present: Commissioners MacKrell, Richards, Wallace, Weingartner and Zoldan. Absent: Commissioners Boddie and McCabe. Others present: ZPA Perry and BHV Long Range Planning Committee Chair Cheryl MacKrell.

Commissioner Ruthann Nichols submitted her resignation on May 14, 2009. Andre Zoldan has been appointed to fill the position. Mr. Zoldan was welcomed to the Commission. Ms. Nichols was the Vice Chair of the Commission; Mr. Zoldan agreed to serve, was nominated and elected Vice Chair. (MacKrell/Richards/Passed unanimously)


MINUTES Motion The minutes of the March 19, 2009 meeting were approved as printed. (Richards/MacKrell/Passed unanimously)




Master Plan Discussion of Master Plan Draft version 5A (blue cover) focused on written comments received from the BHV attorney and one of the BHV Trustees. Topics discussed included the private road system, fire and security services, landmark trees, public utilities, the water system, wireless facilities and map details. As a result, the Commissioners agreed to make the following changes in the draft Master Plan:

Section 2.2, last paragraph, last sentence. Strike the last two phrases so the sentence ends at “...architectural review.”

Section 3.3, second paragraph, first sentence. Strike the parentheses and last phrase so the sentence ends at “...privately owned.”

Section 3.5.2, last sentence. Revise to read “These areas are shown on Map 2.”

Section 3.6, first paragraph, first sentence. Strike “and fire protection services”

Section 3.6, third paragraph, first sentence. Strike “supplemented by fire protection services from the Village.” Second sentence. Strike “together with the Village services” Replace “and these” with “which”

Section 3.7.1, Young Hardwoods, second sentence. Strike “white ash” Shrub/hardwoods, last sentence. Strike “white ash”

Section 3.7.3, last sentence. Strike “white ash”

Section 5.4.4. last bullet point. Add “to the extent practicable” to the end of the sentence.

Section 5.6.1, second sentence. Strike “and fire protection services that supplement the services provided by the Ann Arbor Township fire department.”

Section 5.7, first sentence. Strike specific names of utilities (DTE Energy’s Detroit Edison and MichCon), remove parentheses. Second sentence, replace “Detroit Edison” with “electric service providers”

Section 5.8, title and first sentence. Add “commercial”

Maps: Ask Mr. Carlisle about boundary question and Boat Club area designation (conservation or private recreation). Add Village Green to maps 2 and 4.

Motion When the above changes have been made, the Village Clerk is directed to post the master plan on the BHV website and to publicize the posting in the Village newsletter, inviting residents to review the plan and submit any comments on the plan to the Commission. (Richards/MacKrell/Passed unanimously)


The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 PM (Richards/MacKrell//Passed unanimously).

Janice K. Esch, Assistant Secretary     Approved 9/17/09