Agendas and Minutes

2014, August 26, Planning Commission Meeting

Royalton Township Planning Commission

Minutes August 26, 2014

Unapproved

 

Meeting called to order by Les Orvis, Chair

 

Present:  Duane Swanson, Les Orvis, Gary Valvoda, Nancy Dahlin Teich, Roberta Folkestad

 

Duane Swanson motioned to approve agenda, Roberta Folkestad seconded, all motioned aye.

 

Commission reviewed the Planning Commission minutes of June 24, 2014, Duane Swanson moved to approve, Roberta Folkestad seconded. All motioned aye.

 

Commission reviewed the Planning Commission minutes of July 29, 2014. Duane Swanson moved to approve, Roberta Folkestad seconded, all motioned aye.

 

Commission reviewed the working meeting minutes of August 19, 2014. The minutes had three changes, without substantial change in content; minutes were moved for approval with conditions that the three grammatical errors be corrected, by Les Orvis, seconded by Duane Swanson.  All motioned aye.  

 

Commission reviewed the Conditional Use Meeting Minutes of August 21, 2014. Noting 4 minor corrections, motioned to approve the minutes subject to corrections by Roberta Folkestad, seconded by Duane Swanson, all moved aye.

 

Old Business:

 

Conditional Use Permit Application – Northern Hollow Winery

Discussion of the public hearing of August 21, 2014 ensued.   Applicant provided a revised application, re-ordering the names of applicant as requested by the Planning Commission. Commission reviewed the findings of fact from the public hearing, as presented by Duane Swanson.  Discussion about signage dimensions in the zoning ordinance, being not suitable for business operations.   The Commission accepts the findings of fact as written. 

Roberta Folkestad moved the findings of fact be presented to the Township Board, with Gary Valvoda second, all motioned aye.

Nancy Dahlin Teich motioned to move the proposed conditional use permit to the board with six conditions on the permit as issued.    Les Orvis, second.   All motioned aye. 

 

Interim Permits -  

The Commission did not work on the Interim permit guidelines at this meeting. 

Pine County Sewage Treatment Systems Ordinance

Commission members will review this ordinance and be prepared to discuss in more detail at the next working planning commission meeting. It is important that the township fully understand this ordinance and its’ ramifications.  

 

New Business:

The next working planning commission meeting will be September 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Royalton town hall.  Commission will review signage specifications as appears in the current zoning ordinance of Royalton Township.  The Commission felt some confidence that the interim permitting guidelines could be completed in near future meetings.  

 

Motion to adjourn by Roberta Folkestad, seconded by Duane Swanson, all moved aye. Meeting adjourned 7:38 p.m.

 

Nancy Dahlin Teich, Member 

Roberta Folkestad, Member

Gary Valvoda, Member

Leslie Orvis, Chair/Member

Duane Swanson, Member