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Planning Commission

Upcoming Meetings

  • March 8, 2021 at 6:30pm

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Date Time Meeting Agenda Packet Minutes Map
March 8, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet
February 8, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing Agenda Packet Minutes
January 11, 2021 6:30pm Public Hearing - Canceled Agenda

Planning Commission Information

As required by MDHHS Epidemic Order, the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:30pm will take place electronically. 

The meeting will be broadcast live via YouTube feed at the following link:  https://youtu.be/1-KTRvKFtok
 

Members of the public wishing to participate in the electronic meeting may do so by joining the zoom meeting (requires app for a smart phone or client software for a computer) or by calling in using a telephone as follows: 

Using Zoom:

1.    Install the Zoom software to your computer or smart phone. 

2.    Click the link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82622903289

3.    If needed, enter this meeting number:  826 2290 3289

4.    There is NO meeting password

5.    During the meeting you will be muted until the Call to the Public.

6.    Please remember this meeting is open to all members of the public, as such, any use of profanities, improper language, or threats may result in being removed from the meeting. 

7.    During the call to the public please use the “raise hand” function in zoom to alert us that you wish to speak.  

8.    Participants will be called on one at a time, as would happen during an in-person meeting.   When it is your turn to speak, you will be recognized by your name and will need to unmute your audio.  Please state your name, spell your name, and give your address followed by your comments. 

Using Telephone:

1.    Call 312-626-6799

2.    Enter this meeting number: 826 2290 3289 # (don’t forget the # sign)

3.    For meeting participant number, just press #

4.    There is NO meeting password:  

5.    You will immediately be put on hold.

6.    Please remember this meeting is open to all members of the public, as such, any use of profanities, improper language, or threats may result in being removed from the meeting. 

7.    Once connected to the meeting, members of the public wishing to participate in the virtual public comment must alert us that they wish to speak by pressing star nine “ * 9 ” on their telephone keypad. Pressing star nine “ * 9 ” will activate the “raise hand” feature signaling to us that you wish to comment. 

8.    Participants will be called on one at a time, as would happen during an in-person meeting.   When it is your turn to speak, Make sure your computer audio is turned down so you don’t have feedback – and that you do not have any background noise.  You will be recognized by the last four digits of your phone number and you will hear “You are unmuted - please state your name, spell your name, and give your address followed by your comments”. 

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcJnoGFzvG

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing and approving development plans for compliance with Township ordinances, or in some instances, making recommendations to the Township Board. The planning consultant, Township engineer, and fire department provide technical staff reviews to the planning commission to assist in their decision-making process. The approval process ensures all projects meet local and state regulations, and our community receives the best looking and functioning project possible.

The Planning Commission is also responsible for approval and amendment of the Township's Master Plan and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees for zoning ordinance amendments.

The Planning Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees. One of the commissioners serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and another to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms. The current members of the Commission are:

  • Chris Grajek
  • Jill Rickard
  • Marianne McCreary,  Zoning Board of Appeals liaison
  • Jim Mortensen, Board of Trustees liaison
  • Jeff Dhaenens
  • Eric Rauch
  • Glynis McBain

Staff

  • Kelly VanMarter, AICP - Assistant Township Manager/Community Development Director - email