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ACTION SUMMARY
PLANNING COMMISSION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2003, 7:30 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:36 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Present: Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Nagy, Papp, Paul (left early), Ruyle, Shroyer,

Absent: Sprague

Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Barbara McBeth, Planner; Darcy Schmitt, Planner; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Brian Coburn, Engineer; Ben Croy, Engineer; Tom Schultz, Attorney; Larry DeBrincat, Vilican-Leman; John Freeland, Tilton & Associates

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. ISLAND LAKE OF NOVI, PHASE 5A, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-15

Public Hearing on the request of Toll Brothers Inc. for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit and determination of whether an amendment to the RUD agreement is required. The subject property is located in Section 19, east of Napier Road between Ten and Eleven Mile Roads in the R-A (Residential Acreage) District under a RUD agreement. The subject property is approximately 2.53 acres out of a total of 907 acres in the overall development. The applicant is proposing a waterfront park with a boat launch.

In the matter of Island Lake of Novi, Phase 5A, Site Plan 03-15, motion to refer this major amendment request back to the governing body of this City because the RUD Agreement is with City Council and not with this body. The RUD Agreement states that, "the private water park will incorporate the existing barn." Motion carried 8-0.

In the matter of Island Lake of Novi, Phase 5A, Site Plan 03-15, motion to table the request for Preliminary Site Plan and Woodland Permit approval until after the RUD Agreement decision by City Council. Motion carried 8-0.

2. CATHOLIC CENTRAL, SITE PLAN NUMBER 02-61B

Public Hearing on the request of Father Richard Elmer for approval of a Final Site Plan and Woodland Permit. The subject property is located in Section 18 on the west side of Wixom Road south of Grand River Avenue in the R-1 (One Family Residential) District. The developer is proposing a private college preparatory high school. The subject property is approximately 60 acres.

In the matter of Catholic Central, Site Plan 02-61B, motion to grant approval of the Final Site Plan and Woodland Permit, subject to: 1) City Council approval of the extended time period for the replacement of the tree plantings; 2) The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant letter review letters; 3) An increase in handicapped parking spaces at the stadium for large events; 4) Lighting not to exceed 25 feet, excluding the stadium lighting which has been granted a variance; 5) Stormwater Management Plan approval by City Council; 6) The Novi School District being approached about the off-street parking situation; 7) The Conservation Easements being approved; 8) Securing of the MDEQ Permit; and 9) Signal reconstruction to be reviewed and found acceptable by Birchler Arroyo Associates. The Planning Commission gives a positive recommendation to City Council for: 1) Extending the length of time for the woodland replacement timetable; and 2) A general Waiver regarding the Emerald Ash Borer infestation because as documented, it appears significant enough to warrant the Waiver, which will make the tree replacement number equal to 2,531 instead of 3,140.

Motion carried 8-0.

3. WEST PARK PLACE CONDOMINIUM, SITE PLAN 03-14

Public Hearing on the request of Sami Harb, of the Windmill Group LLC, for approvals of a Preliminary Site Plan, Site Condominium, and Woodland Permit. The subject property is located in Section 4 on West Park Drive, North of West Road in the R-2 (One Family Residential) District. The developer is proposing an 18-unit condominium under the single family residential cluster option.

In the matter of West Park Place Condominium, Site Plan 03-14, motion to table the project to provide Applicant time to come back with another optional development other than the Single Family Cluster Option. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. SCENIC PINES ESTATES, SITE PLAN NUMBER 01-63

Consideration of the request of Marvin Daitch of Danovi LLC, for approval of a Final Site Plan. The subject property is located in Section 3 and south of Pembine between Buffington and Henning. The developer proposes a 24-unit condominium under the Single-Family Cluster Option in the R-4 (One Family Residential) District. The subject property is 8.93 acres.

In the matter of the request of Marvin Daitch of Danovi LLC, Site Plan 01-63E, motion to grant approval of the Final Site Plan, subject to: 1) Reconsideration of the Planning Commission condition that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality permit is needed prior to Final Site Plan approval, as it is on its way; 2) Reconsideration of the Planning Commission condition that no grading of the wetland buffer will take place in lots 7 and 10; 3) Reconsideration of the Planning Commission condition to set back the detention pond a distance equivalent to what a berm would occupy; 4) The replacement of the thirty-inch-brick wall with a thirty-inch-stone wall capped by a wrought iron fence similar to what is depicted in the rendering because that is in compliance with the Ordinance; 5) Subject to the comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of Stamping Set review; and 6) the remaining conditions from the Preliminary Site Plan remain in effect with Final Site Plan approval; Because the Applicant has worked diligently with the City, and has taken into consideration the comments from the surrounding neighbors. Motion carried 5-2.

2. SANITARY SEWER/PUMP EXTENSION, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-20

Consideration of the request of the City of Novi for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan. The subject property is located in Section 1 on north side of Thirteen Mile between Haggerty and M-5 in the OST (Office Service Technology) District. The site plan includes a 342 square foot generator building to serve the sanitary sewage pumping station. The subject property is on an 0.0574 acre easement.

In the matter of the request of the City of Novi for a generator building to serve the sanitary sewage pumping station, Site Plan 03-20, motion to grant approval of a Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) Receipt of the noise analysis with respect to the generator; and 2) The comments in the staff and consultant reports that are attached.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

1. DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS FOR JOINT CITY COUNCIL MEETING. MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 6, 2003 AT 7:00 P.M.

The Planning Commission will be finalizing their suggestions for further review.

2. DISCUSSION REGARDING SCHEDULING AN ADDITIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OUTSIDE THE REGULAR MEETING DATES

The Planning Commission will not be adding another August date to their calendar.

3. DISCUSSION OF THE LYON TOWNSHIP REZONING REQUEST

Motion to support the sending of the letter to Lyon Township objecting to their rezoning request from R-1.0 (Residential-Agricultural) to B-2 (Community Commercial District) for the southwest corner of Napier and Ten Mile.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0. The meeting adjourned at 1:01 a.m.