PLANNING COMMISSION
  MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 20,  2006

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairwoman Deb Nagel on February 20, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. All members were present.

Public Comments
Jerry Thomas, surveyor, stated that he was here on behalf of the Watroba subdivision. He also said that he would like to comment on the updating of the subdivision ordinance. He said some municipalities are raising the requirements which is causing the cost of a completing a subdivision to climb up to as high as $3,000 before he even steps out of the car and he is requesting that the township consider the costs when placing restrictions on subdivisions.

Bill Cook had questions on extending his lot and what is needed to be done to accomplish this. Mr. Cook was told he would be added to agenda under new business.

Minutes
Al Gailey made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2006 meeting. Laird Rager seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Correspondence
Brochure from PSATS on "MPC Made Easy"

New Business
Don Knopsnyder made a motion to add Bill Cook’s sidelot addition to the agenda. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed. Mr. Cook explained that he had four lots and he wanted to make three lots by joining the back lot to the three lots thus extending the front three lots. The Planning Commission instructed him on how to accomplish this.

The subdivision of Bruce and Patricia Colbert transferring 1.013 acres to acres to Joshua Colbert was reviewed. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the subdivision and the motion was seconded by Laird Rager. All in favor with Al Gailey abstaining from the vote. Motion passed.

Old Business
Don Knopsnyder brought up some issues that had been discussed at past meetings. He said that he was interested in arranging for more seminars and Deb Nagle informed him that there were other issues in front of the board right now and that the seminars would have to be on the back burner for now. He also asked if there was any progress made on the windmill ordinance and Bruce said that was also on the back burner. Don also asked about where the new subdivision ordinance stands and Bruce noted that there was no progress. Don then asked about the McKool situation and Bruce said that the township decided that they would give Mr. McKool some more time to clean up Leisure Village.

Connie Fetzer mentioned that a thank you should be sent out to the three ladies who helped to tabulate the surveys. Everyone agreed that this should be done and Connie said she would take care of it.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor.

Respectively Submitted,
Don Knopsnyder - Secretary

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