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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 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 John Avdoulos, Victor Cassis, Andrew Gutman, Lynn Kocan, David Lipski, Mark Pehrson, Lowell Sprague (arrived 8:55 p.m.), Wayne Wrobel

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Mark Spencer, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; David Gillam, City Attorney

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion to approve the Agenda of February 9, 2005 as amended. Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

Set Public Hearing at first available date for text amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance related to state mandated modifications to subdivision platting process.

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

OAK POINTE CHURCH, SITE PLAN NUMBER 01-18B

Public Hearing on the request of Neumann, Smith & Associates for reconsideration of Planning Commission conditions on Special Land Use and Preliminary Site Plan approval. This project is located in Section 19, north of Ten Mile, between Wixom and Napier Roads in the R-A, Residential Acreage, District. The subject property is 27.23 acres.

In the matter of the request of Neumann, Smith & Associates for Oak Pointe Church, SP01-18, for reconsideration of the Planning Commission conditions on the Special Land Use and Preliminary Site Plan approval, motion to approve the removal of: 1) The stub street to the neighboring Island Lake property condition, as that development has been approved without the stub street connector; 2) The pedestrian connections to the neighboring Island Lake property condition, as that development has been approved without the stub connection; 3) The water main escrow condition for the construction of the water main across the easterly frontage, as the water main must be constructed at this time; and 4) The escrow for a traffic light condition for the easternmost entrance of the church, as a traffic light is going to be installed approximately 500 feet west at the entrance to Legacy Parc and Island Lake; the plan is subject to all other conditions of the Staff and Consultant review letters, for the reasons that the Preliminary Site Plan has been previously approved and meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.193

Public Hearing for Planning Commission recommendation to City Council to amend the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance 97-18 as amended, for the purpose of adding Section 2523, Unlisted Use Determination, to allow the Planning Commission to determine in which, if any, zoning district a unique or unlisted use belongs.

Motion to recommend approval to City Council of the revised amended version provided by the City Attorney on proposed Text Amendment 18.193 for Unlisted Use determinations. Motion carried 7-0.

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.194

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council to amend the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance 97-18 as amended, for the purpose of clarifying several sections throughout the Zoning Ordinance 25, including modifying the loading standards for banks, clarifying the definition of net site area, and fixing several inconsistencies in the Landscape Ordinance.

Motion to accept and recommend approval to City Council of Text Amendment 18.194, to include those changes stated during the Public Hearing. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. Planning Commission Budget

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Budget for fiscal year 2005-2006 as presented to recommend to City Council, with the Conferences and Workshops line item reduced to $7, 200.

Motion carried 8-0.

2. SIGN TEXT AMENDMENTS

Motion to set the Public Hearing on Sign Ordinance Text Amendments for March 9, 2005. Motion carried 8-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 02/14/05 CITY COUNCIL INTERVIEWS 7:00 PM

MON 02/21/05 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

WED 02/23/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 02/28/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 03/01/05 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

MON 03/07/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 03/09/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 03/14/05 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 6:00 PM

MON 03/21/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 03/23/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

FRI 03/25/05 CITY OFFICES CLOSED