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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2004 7:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - NOVI CIVIC CENTER
45175 W. TEN MILE, NOVI, MI 48375 (248) 347-0475

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at or about 7:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Present: Members Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Pehrson, Ruyle (left early), Shroyer, Sprague (left early)

Absent: Members Cassis (excused), Gaul (excused)

Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Barbara McBeth, Planner; Darcy Schmitt, Planner; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Nancy McClain, City Engineer; Brian Coburn, Civil Engineer; Tom Schultz, City Attorney

PRESENTATIONS

Mr. Evancoe discussed with the Planning Commission their budget for the fiscal year 2004/05. They reviewed the budget summary prepared by Mr. Helwig, and they would like $8,000.00 of the $14,200.00 in the Conferences and Workshops line item to be dedicated to the Greenways Plan.

Motion to request Mr. Evancoe to write a letter or convey to City Council that the Planning Commission prioritizes the Greenways Plan, which was estimated to be budgeted at $8,000.00. The Planning Commission requests $8,000.00 be put in as a Greenways Plan line item and the Conferences and Workshops line item reduced by the same amount of money, thereby indicating the priority of a Greenways Plan. Motion carried 6-1 (Yes: Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Pehrson, Shroyer, Sprague; No: Ruyle).

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.189

Public Hearing for possible recommendation to City Council to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, Appendix A of the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, to modify the standards for the height of inpatient hospital facilities in the OSC, Office Service Commercial Zoning District: to add a definition of "Inpatient Bed Facilities" to Section 201 Definitions GK; to amend Subsection 1101.3; to add Subsection 1201.6, Principal Uses Permitted in the OSC District; to amend Subsection 2301.3; to add a new footnote (v) to Section 2400, referencing the OSC District only; all for related purposes.

In the matter of Text Amendment 18.189, motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council to amend Ordinance 97-18 Appendix A of the City of Novi Code of Ordinances to modify the standards for the height of inpatient hospital facilities in the OSC (Office Service Commercial) Zoning District: to add a definition of "Inpatient Bed Facilities" to Section 201 Definitions GK; to amend Subsection 1101.3; to add Subsection 1201.6, Principal Uses Permitted in the OSC District with the following changes made at the table: 1) Subsection 1201.6 shall begin, "The inpatient bed facility portion of a General Hospital, as defined within the Zoning Ordinance, may exceed five stories and subject to the following conditions"; 2) Subsection 1201.6.a shall read, "The minimum site size shall be not less than forty (40) acres."; 3) Subsection 1201.6.b.1 shall read, "The minimum distance from any property line or public right of way shall be at least 200 feet."; and 4) Subsection 1201.6.h shall be added and read, "Accommodations for helicopters on the site shall comply with Section 2508.6 of the Zoning Ordinance."; 5) To amend Subsection 2301.3; 6) To add a new footnote (v) to Section 2400, referencing the OSC District only; all for related purposes. Motion carried 7-0.

2. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.192

Public Hearing for possible recommendation to City Council to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, Appendix A of the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, to amend Subsection 2516.1.b to clarify site plan submittal requirements; to create subsection 2516.1.e to clarify requirements for submittal of plans that propose construction of new public and/or private roads, regardless of whether any buildings or other structures are proposed; and to amend the site plan manual, as it relates to types of development that follow the site plan review process, as permitted under Section 2516.2.a, for related purposes.

In the matter of Text Amendment 18.192, motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council to amend the Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, Appendix A of the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, to amend Subsection 2516.1.b to clarify site plan submittal requirements; to create subsection 2516.1.e to clarify requirements for submittal of plans that propose construction of new public and/or private roads, regardless of whether any buildings or other structures are proposed, with the addition of words within number six to read, "If utilities are not proposed to be constructed at the same time roads are constructed, the Applicant shall submit a plan with an indication of the contemplated storm and sanitary sewer design with preliminary engineering calculations and a preliminary topographic map indicating how the land area is proposed to be shaped; and to amend the site plan manual, as it relates to types of development that follow the site plan review process, as permitted under Section 2516.2.a, for related purposes." Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. CITY OF NOVI DRAFT MASTER PLAN

Recommendation to City Council to approve the Draft Master Plan for distribution.

Motion to send a positive recommendation for the City Council to approve the draft Master Plan for distribution as required by the State requirements. Motion carried 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at or about 11:30 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

SAT 04/03/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING-BUDGET SESSION 9:00 AM

MON 04/05/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM

TUE 04/06/04 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 04/07/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

FRI 04/09/04 GOOD FRIDAY, CITY OFFICES CLOSED

WED 04/14/04 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 6:30 PM

MON 04/19/04 IMPLEMENTATION MEETING 6:00 PM

MON 04/19/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM

SAT 04/24/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING-BUDGET SESSION 9:00 AM

WED 04/28/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

WED 05/05/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING-BUDGET SESSION 7:00 PM

WED 05/05/04 PLANNING COMMISSION LEGAL TRAINING 6:30 PM

*Actual language of motions subject to review.