Barton Hills Village, Michigan

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April 23, 2013

BARTON HILLS VILLAGE

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

April 23, 2013

The regular meeting of the BHV Planning Commission was called to order by Chair Weingartner at 6:15 PM at the Village Hall.

ROLL CALL Present: Commissioners CMacKrell, JMacKrell, Richards, Wallace and Weingartner. Absent: Commissioners Curtner and Zoldan.
Others present: ZPA Perry and consultant Dick Carlisle.

PUBLIC COMMENT None.

MINUTES The minutes of the January 22, 2013 meeting were approved as printed. (Wallace/JMacKrell/P unanimously)

COMMUNICATIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS None.

REPORTS None.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Zoning Ordinance Discussion of the draft dated 4/19/13 included:

--Language regarding adult foster care family homes (six residents or less; definitions page 3, Section 4.05 page 20)reflects federal/state law that protects certain classes of these homes as a permitted use in residential districts.

--Language regarding family day care homes (six children or less; definitions page 5, Section 4.05 page 21, Section 7.04 page 50) and group day care homes (twelve children or less; definitions page 6, Section 4.05 page 21, Section 7.04 page 50) reflects federal/state law that this may be a special use in residential districts. Villages have the authority to regulate such homes according to standards and to determine compatibility with the neighborhood.

--Language regarding places of worship (definitions page 7, Section 4.05 page 20, Section 7.04 page 44) reflects federal legislation protecting such places from zoning discrimination. These are listed as a special use in the residential district.

--Regarding day care homes and places of worship the consultant advised inclusion which allows for review/regulation by BHV via the zoning ordinance rather than omitting these uses and having a challenge decided in court

--Language regarding wireless communications (definitions page 10, Section 4.06 page 21, Section 7.04 page 44) adheres to federal standards that have recently been changed to require colocation when feasible.

--Off street parking chart (page 58). Mr. Carlisle will update this chart.

Since there were no further comments from the Commissioners, a Planning Commission meeting and public hearing for consideration of the proposed zoning ordinance will be scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 2013 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall. (Richards/CMacKrell/P unanimously)

NEW BUSINESS None.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 PM. (JMacKrell/Richards/P unanimously)

Janice K. Esch, Assistant Secretary     Approved 6/4/13

 


  

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