Catawba Island Township
Zoning Commission Meeting
November 25, 2009
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Matt Montowski
Present: Matt Montowski, Chairperson Paul Patterson, Vice Chairperson
Paul Shaw Patti Piacentino
Will Moore Pat Cerny, Zoning Inspector
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present and a moment of silence was observed for our troops.
Matt Montowski announced he is resigning from the Catawba Island Zoning Commission because he was elected Catawba Island Township Trustee in November and will begin those responsibilities January 1, 2010. Matt Montowski said he felt the Zoning Commission should vote on a new chairperson or move Paul Patterson, Vice Chairperson, to the position of chairperson.
Paul Shaw made a motion to accept Matt Montowski’s resignation as Chairperson of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission and accept Paul Patterson as Chairperson of the Catawba Island Zoning Commission. Patti Piacentino seconded the motion. Patti Piacentino, aye; Paul Shaw, aye; Will Moore, aye; and Paul Patterson, aye. The motion was carried unanimously.
Matt Montowski asked for a motion for a Vice Chairperson. Will Moore made a motion to elect Patti Piacentino as Vice Chairperson of the Catawba Island Zoning Commission. Paul Shaw seconded the motion. Paul Patterson, aye; Paul Shaw, aye; Will Moore, aye; Patti Piacentino, aye. The motion was carried unanimously.
Will Moore made a motion to approve the June 24, 2009 Catawba Island Zoning Commission meeting minutes as corrected. Patti Piacentino seconded the motion. The motion was carried unanimously.
Matt Montowski said that at the June meeting he was given a packet of information from Mark Mulligan in regards to sexually oriented businesses. Catawba Island has already addressed this issue in their Zoning Resolution. Matt Montowski said Mark Mulligan is required to send the information from the Attorney General’s office to all the townships to review and consider. Pat Cerny said she thinks some of the other townships still needed to update their Zoning Resolutions.
Matt Montowski said perhaps the Zoning Commission should review offices in the C4 districts due to the new Marine Max office.
Matt Montowski asked Board members if they had any ideas for new Zoning Commission members and alternates. Matt Montowski said he knows a few who might be interested. It was agreed it would be ideal to have five members and two alternates on the Zoning Commission. Pat Cerny said she would like to see members from varied locations within the township. Pat Cerny said she would run an article in the newspaper requesting interest from Catawba Island residents.
The next Catawba Island Zoning Commission meeting will be held as needed.
Patti Piacentino moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Paul Patterson. The motion was carried unanimously.
Matt Montowski, Chairman Date