Wayne Township Planning Commission
Minutes for Monthly Meeting, August 13, 2019
Attendance Board: Terry Condo, Rodney Shemory, Carl Bathurst, John Noltee, Steve Simcox, Mae Johnson, Roxanne Embick
Public: Brad Rote, Paula Kibler, Jim Maguire, Dennis Norman, Nate Hollick, Gordon Newlen
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.
Pledge of Allegiance led by Terry Condo
Approval of the minutes: The minutes from the July meeting were reviewed. Rod Shemory made the motion to approve the minutes. John Noltee seconded the motion. Motion carried with all in favor.
Nate Hollick – Newlen Property 292 Pine Mount. Rd Lot Add-on – Nate Hollick presented plans for a side lot add-on to the Gordon and Courtney Newlen property situated at 292 Pine Mountain Rd parcel 35-17317, 0.59 acres so that the lot will meet the requirements for septic. The parcel 35-21354 currently owned by the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority is 11.66 acres. The lot to be purchased and added as a side-lot addition is 1.08 acres. This is being requested because the Newlen property could not provide for appropriate septic on the existing lot. After reviewing the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO), we must first provide for a subdivision of the lot owned by Clinton County Solid Waste Authority, parcel 35-21354. Upon review of the proposed lot subdivision, it was decided that the lot size meets the required lot size for R-2 High Density Residential lots. Terry reviewed the subdivision check list and all necessary criteria were met. Mae Johnson made a motion to accept the subdivision of the property 35-21354. Rod Shemory seconded the motion. Motion carried with all in favor. We then reviewed the lot add-on of the parcel which measures 1.08 acres. The resulting Newlen lot would measure 1.67 acres.
Steve Simcox made a motion to recommend the lot addition as proposed. Rod Shemory seconded the motion. Motion carried with all in favor. Terry reminded Nate to provide 6 copies for signatures.
Dennis Norman – Chatham Village Proposed Lot Addition
Dennis Norman presented his final plans for the proposed lot addition change at Chatham Village. There were plans for four recreational areas on the existing site totally 138,858 sqft. There is a space around the entire site that is approximately 28ft wide. Terry addressed the current ordinance regarding recreation areas for Chatham Village. It states that the recreation area is to be easily accessible. Currently, the site is neither marked nor easily accessible.
Section 6.02, E. Recreation Area Requirements: A minimum of ten (10) percent of the gross park area or one thousand (1,000) square feet per unit, whichever is larger, shall be provided for recreational space shall be suitable for outdoor recreational activity and shall be easily accessible to all mobile home lots.
Mr. Norman stated that the main concern from his planning standpoint is whether the space is provided and accessible. It was discussed that the space around the property could be used as a walking path. Mr. Maguire stated that there is “no way” that he will utilize the proposed recreation area for public use. Terry stated that we cannot recommend approval of the proposed changes if Mr. Maguire states that he will not comply with the proposed change. Further discussion suggested only making 2 additional lots. Mr. Norman stated that the recreational requirement cannot be met with the elimination of a single lot. At this time, we cannot recommend approval of the plans presented. Mr. Norman and Mr. Maguire withdrew the plans.
Updates on Zoning Ordinance :
Terry did not get the new books printed. Roxanne will get ten (10) books printed for the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors to review for approval.
Public Participation: None
Rod Shemory made a motion to adjourn. John Noltee seconded the motion. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 pm.
Respectfully submitted by,
Roxanne Embick, Secretary