Minutes: July 22nd, 2020

JULY 22, 2020
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Members of the Commission in attendance were Chairman Jordan Davenport, Paul Shaw, Ron Wiseman, Lewis Mindlin, Jeff Green, Alternate Dr. Gregory Hart, Alternate Matt Gottron and Secretary Todd Bickley. Trustee Matt Montowski was also in attendance.

Chairperson Jordan Davenport called the meeting of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission to order at 7:00 p.m. For the record, he identified the date as July 22, 2020. Chairperson Davenport read the Zoning Commission process.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Agenda Item 1 – Request for a Zoning Amendment
Secretary Bickley indicated that the zoning office has not received a zoning amendment application. Secretary Bickley reminded the Commission members that the text amendments initiated in February were voided since the required time frames were not met. Secretary Bickley also reported that he had a meeting with a property owner on Poplar that may result in an application for a zoning change.
Agenda Item 2 – Approval of Minutes
No corrections or additions were made to the February 26, 2020 Meeting Minutes and they stand approved as emailed.
Agenda Item 3 – Unfinished Business
Todd Bickley reviewed the proposed text amendments, which consisted of sign definitions; sign height limitation; an identification sign for subdivisions, condominiums, or other developments in the “A” District; and accessory building changes.
Paul Shaw made a motion to adopt the initiation of the proposed text amendments. The motion was seconded by Jeff Green. All members voted in the affirmative. Chairman Davenport did not vote.
Mr. Bickley indicated that a public hearing will be scheduled for August 26, 2020, which is the next regularly scheduled Zoning Commission meeting. The Ottawa Regional Planning Commission will review the text amendments on August 18, 2020. Once a recommendation is made by the Zoning Commission, the Township Trustees will schedule a public hearing and make a final decision.
Agenda Item 4 – New Business
Secretary Bickley reviewed storage buildings as regulated by the zoning resolution. Also discussed was cumulative square footage totals for accessory buildings.
Agenda Item 5 – Other Business
The next meeting of the Catawba Island Zoning Commission is Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
With no other business to conduct, Chairman Davenport adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Todd Bickley