Planning Commission Minutes 6-1-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 1, 2017

COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 200 HYDE STREET

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Chair Larsen called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

PRESENT: Chair Larsen, Sieting (arrived at 6:03 p.m.), Burgin, Baxter, White and Yost (arrived at 6:05 p.m.).

ABSENT: None

PUBLIC PRESENT: Mickey Miller, Brandon Goff, Cash Cook, John Popp, Tyler Troszak, Larry Knight and Denny Corrado.

Chair Larsen led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by White, second by Burgin, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. May 4, 2017 Regular Meeting:       Motion by Baxter, second by White to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

  1. To hear comments on proposed amendments to the Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance: Motion by White, second by Burgin, to open the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote. The Public Hearing was opened at 6:05 p.m.

Tyler Troszak stated he recently relocated from downstate after purchasing property in Kalkaska County. Troszak reviewed his agricultural experience, and advised he will be starting up a farm to grow diverse vegetables and fruits.  Troszak stated he is also interested in medical marijuana cultivation, with a desire to grow the community.

Brandon Goff introduced himself as an associate of Tyler’s, who has also relocated from the downstate area. Goff stated he will be assisting Tyler with the farm, and also wishes to create jobs in the area.

John Popp stated he will be working with Tyler and Brandon on the organic farm, and wishes to help the community as well.

Motion by Sieting, second by Baxter, to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was closed at 6:09 p.m.

  • To hear public comments on proposed amendments to the Zoning Code: Motion by Sieting, second by White, to open the Public Hearing.       Motion carried on a voice vote.       The Public Hearing was opened at 6:10 p.m.

 

Bob Murray inquired about the existing 1,000-foot restriction on medical marijuana facilities in proximity to locations where children are present. Yost stated that this would be reflected in the regulatory ordinance, which will be reviewed by Village Council at a future date.

Motion by Baxter, second by Burgin, to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was closed at 6:11 p.m.

SITE PLANS REVIEWS – None

Yost stated he anticipates the site plan review for Commission on Aging to be presented at next month’s meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Historical District Study Committee: No update.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

CURRENT BUSINESS

  • Consider Recommendation to Village Council on Proposed Amendments to Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance: Discussion took place on the proposed amendments. White explained that the amended ordinance reflects current State law, which requires licensing through the Village of Kalkaska.Motion by White, second by Sieting, to recommend approval of the proposed amendments to Village Council. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

  • Consider Recommendation to Village Council on Proposed Amendments to Zoning Code: Motion by Sieting, second by Burgin, to recommend approval of the proposed amendments to Village Council. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

  • Expenditure Report: Motion by Sieting, second by Burgin, to accept as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Yost recommended that the gentlemen attending the meeting contact Kalkaska County soon regarding medical marijuana regulations.

Burgin inquired about the storage upgrade taking place at Express Tire. Yost stated that no site plan review was required for the project.

White announced that the Kalkaska Drive-In Movie will return in two weeks.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Baxter, second by Sieting, to adjourn. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Recorded by: Angie Koon, Village Clerk