Permit Process

Mt. Pleasant MI City Administration Planning Zoning 48858 Isabella County

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Municipal Administrator - Aptitude Test

Do you have the talent to be a municipal administrator?

Situation:

Property owner wants to utilize finished basement area for service to customers. Use of the site continues unchanged. Alteration of either the building or the site is not proposed or required. Maximum rated occupancy remains unchanged.

Site:

Constructed for Restaurant Use 1998

Planning Commission approved site plan

C-1 zoning district

Gross Floor Area ≈ 7,980 sq. ft.

(3,990 ground + 3,990 basement)

Floor Area - Utility/Storage ≈ 6,550 sq. ft.

Floor Area - Usable ≤ 1,430 sq. ft.

Off-Street Parking: 22 spaces

Maximum Rated Occupancy: 66 occupants

Aerial view

1088 S. University

Select management option -

Option 1

Building Official Approval

Consistent with city code provisions

Fire/Safety Inspection - fee

Minimum Cost

Minimum Time Delay

Result: Authorized

Option 2

Planning Commission - Review

Unnecessary: §154.121, 122, 169

Fire/Safety Inspection - fee

Add Cost for hearing

Add Delay for hearing

Result: Authorized

Option 3

Zoning Board of Appeals - Variance

Beyond scope of authority: §154.123

Fire/Safety Inspection - fee

Add Cost for hearing

Add Delay for pre-hearing notice

Add Delay for hearing

Result: Illegal Variance

Compare your choice with the decision of real city administrators - Mt. Pleasant, MI 01.25.12

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Municipal Administrator - Aptitude Test

Do you have the talent to be a municipal administrator?

Situation:

Property owner wants to utilize finished basement area for service to customers. Use of the site continues unchanged. Alteration of either the building or the site is not proposed or required. Maximum rated occupancy remains unchanged.

Site:

Constructed for Restaurant Use 1998

Planning Commission approved site plan

C-1 zoning district

Gross Floor Area ≈ 7,980 sq. ft.

(3,990 ground + 3,990 basement)

Floor Area - Utility/Storage ≈ 6,550 sq. ft.

Floor Area - Usable ≤ 1,430 sq. ft.

Off-Street Parking: 22 spaces

Maximum Rated Occupancy: 66 occupants

Aerial view

1088 S. University

Select management option -

Option 1

Building Official Approval

Consistent with city code provisions

Fire/Safety Inspection - fee

Minimum Cost

Minimum Time Delay

Result: Authorized

Option 2

Planning Commission - Review

Unnecessary: §154.121, 122, 169

Fire/Safety Inspection - fee

Add Cost for hearing

Add Delay for hearing

Result: Authorized

Option 3

Zoning Board of Appeals - Variance

Beyond scope of authority: §154.123

Fire/Safety Inspection - fee

Add Cost for hearing

Add Delay for pre-hearing notice

Add Delay for hearing

Result: Illegal Variance

Compare your choice with the decision of real city administrators - Mt. Pleasant, MI 01.25.12