Minutes: June 14th, 2022

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Public Hearing

June 14, 2022

Trustee Matt Montowski called the Public Hearing to order on Tuesday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building located at 4822 E. Cemetery Road.

In attendance were: Diane Belden, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Steve May,
Jim Stouffer, Fred Lentz, and Dorothy Baker

Matt Montowski introduced application #155371 a request initiated by Catawba Boat Yard Ventures, LLC to rezone a portion of property approximately 3.12 acres in size from “A” Residential Low Density to “C-4” Recreational Commercial.

Matt Montowski read a letter from Steve May regarding the request and the large mound of dirt that is no longer an issue on the property. The request is to rezone the remaining parcel to C-4 to be consistent with the rest of the property and for its intended use as inside and outside storage.

Matt Montowski said the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission met on May 17, 2022 to review the request to rezone approximately 3.12 acres of land located in Lot 10 Sec. 3 of the township located at 3126 NE Catawba Road. The adjoining parcel to the north is vacant ground and zoned “R-4” Residential. To the east is the remainder of the subject parcel which is zoned “C-4” Recreational Commercial, a home zoned “R-A” Residential, across the street is a business zoned “C-1” Neighborhood Commercial. The parcel to the west is vacant ground and a condo developed zoned “A” Residential Low Density and “RE” Residential Estate. To the south are storage buildings zoned “C-4” Recreational Commercial. A portion of the property was rezoned in 2000 by the previous owner to build boat storage buildings. At the time there was a mound of soil on the site and removing soil from a site was only permitted in the “A” district which at the time was agricultural, as such this portion of the lot remained “A” and the remaining portion was rezoned to “C-4”. Since that time the soil has been used at various sites including the CIC Golf Course and adjacent residential development. The applicant would like to finish the rezoning that was started 20 years ago and rezone the remainder of the property “C-4”. The current Land Use Plan identifies this area as “Low Density Residential”.

Matt Montowski said the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the rezoning request based on the surrounding land uses and adjacent property zoning. He said the Zoning Commission met on May 18, 2022 to review the request and voted to recommend approval.

William Rofkar said the rezoning request seems fitting and Diane Belden agreed the rezoning request made sense.

William Rofkar made a motion to approve Case #155371 as requested to rezone the parcel from “A” Residential Low Density to “C-4” Recreational Commercial. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Diane Belden made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

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William Rofkar, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer