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Thursday, February 17, 2011

City Commission Bait and Switch

Timeline

The planning commission undertook conforming the zoning ordinance with provisions of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act on December 7, 2006. Ten months and two public hearings later -

City Commission Minutes Monday, October 22, 2007

Moved by Commissioner McGuire and supported by Commissioner Spycher to receive the Planning Commission’s recommendation on proposed text amendments to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:

§ 154.007 Nonconforming Lots And Uses
§ 154.024 Conflicting Ordinances
§ 154.026 Performance Guarantees
§ 154.027 Compliance With Open Meetings Act
§ 154.051 R Residential Districts
§ 154.062-154.164 Zoning Board of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances
§ 154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board of Appeals Final; Planning Commission; Site Plan Review
§ 154.171-154-172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes

and set a public hearing on same for November 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.Motion unanimously adopted

City Commission Minutes Monday, November 26, 2007

Public hearing held on proposed text amendments to various sections of §154 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Mt. Pleasant. There being no public comments or communications received, the Mayor closed the hearing.

Moved by Commissioner McGuire and supported by Commissioner Kilmer to postpone action on §154.007 Nonconforming Lots And Uses until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Kilmer and supported by Commissioner Holton to postpone action on §154.162-154.164 Zoning Board Of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously carried

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Commissioner Moreno to postpone action on §154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board Of Appeals Final; Planning Commission; Site Plan Review until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously carried

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Commissioner Moreno to postpone action on §154.171-154.172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously carried

City Commission Agenda Monday, December 10, 2007

Staff Recommendations and Reports:

12. Consider approval of proposed text amendments to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:

§154.007 Nonconforming Lots and Uses
§154.162-154.164 Zoning Board of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances
§154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board Of Appeals Final;Planning Commission; Site Plan Review
§154.171-154.172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes

City Commission Minutes Monday, December 10, 2007

Moved by Commissioner Moreno and supported by Commissioner Spycher to accept staff recommended text changes to §154.007 of the Code of Ordinances and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.007 Nonconforming Lots And Uses having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Vice Mayor Bissell to accept staff recommended text changes to §154.162-154.164 of the Code of Ordinances and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.162-154.164 Zoning Board Of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Commissioner Kilmer to accept staff recommended text changes to §154.166-154.169 of the Code of Ordinances and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board Of Appeals Final; Planning Commission; Site Plan Review having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Moreno and supported by Commissioner Kilmer to accept Planning Commission recommended text changes to §154.171-154.172 and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.171-154.172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Mount Pleasant, Michigan City Code
Charter - Article V Ordinances
Sec. 4. Ordinance, Form, Publication of Summary, Public Hearing, Publication, Effective Date.

(B) Following introduction of any ordinance, the City Clerk shall publish a summary of the proposed ordinance in a local newspaper of general circulation in the City together with a notice setting out the time and place for a public hearing on the proposed ordinance. The public hearing may not be held sooner than five (5) days after the publication. Copies of the ordinance shall be distributed without charge at the office of the City Clerk.

(C) After the public hearing, the Commission may consider enacting the proposed ordinance. The enactment of an ordinance shall require a majority vote of the entire Commission.

(F) An Ordinance which repeals or amends any existing ordinance or part of the City Code shall identify, by title and number, the ordinance, sections, or subsections to be repealed or amended, and shall clearly indicate the matter to be omitted and the new matter to be added.

MICHIGAN ZONING ENABLING ACT (EXCERPT) Act 110 of 2006

125.3202 Zoning ordinance; determination by local legislative body; amendments or supplements; notice of proposed rezoning.

Sec. 202.

(1) The legislative body of a local unit of government may provide by ordinance for the manner in which the regulations and boundaries of districts or zones shall be determined and enforced or amended or supplemented. Amendments or supplements to the zoning ordinance shall be adopted in the same manner as provided under this act for the adoption of the original ordinance.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

City Commission Bait and Switch

Timeline

The planning commission undertook conforming the zoning ordinance with provisions of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act on December 7, 2006. Ten months and two public hearings later -

City Commission Minutes Monday, October 22, 2007

Moved by Commissioner McGuire and supported by Commissioner Spycher to receive the Planning Commission’s recommendation on proposed text amendments to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:

§ 154.007 Nonconforming Lots And Uses
§ 154.024 Conflicting Ordinances
§ 154.026 Performance Guarantees
§ 154.027 Compliance With Open Meetings Act
§ 154.051 R Residential Districts
§ 154.062-154.164 Zoning Board of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances
§ 154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board of Appeals Final; Planning Commission; Site Plan Review
§ 154.171-154-172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes

and set a public hearing on same for November 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.Motion unanimously adopted

City Commission Minutes Monday, November 26, 2007

Public hearing held on proposed text amendments to various sections of §154 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Mt. Pleasant. There being no public comments or communications received, the Mayor closed the hearing.

Moved by Commissioner McGuire and supported by Commissioner Kilmer to postpone action on §154.007 Nonconforming Lots And Uses until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Kilmer and supported by Commissioner Holton to postpone action on §154.162-154.164 Zoning Board Of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously carried

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Commissioner Moreno to postpone action on §154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board Of Appeals Final; Planning Commission; Site Plan Review until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously carried

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Commissioner Moreno to postpone action on §154.171-154.172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes until December 10, 2007. Motion unanimously carried

City Commission Agenda Monday, December 10, 2007

Staff Recommendations and Reports:

12. Consider approval of proposed text amendments to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:

§154.007 Nonconforming Lots and Uses
§154.162-154.164 Zoning Board of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances
§154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board Of Appeals Final;Planning Commission; Site Plan Review
§154.171-154.172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes

City Commission Minutes Monday, December 10, 2007

Moved by Commissioner Moreno and supported by Commissioner Spycher to accept staff recommended text changes to §154.007 of the Code of Ordinances and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.007 Nonconforming Lots And Uses having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Vice Mayor Bissell to accept staff recommended text changes to §154.162-154.164 of the Code of Ordinances and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.162-154.164 Zoning Board Of Appeals; Appeals, Conditions; Variances having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Holton and supported by Commissioner Kilmer to accept staff recommended text changes to §154.166-154.169 of the Code of Ordinances and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.166-154.169 Hearing Procedure; Decisions Of Board Of Appeals Final; Planning Commission; Site Plan Review having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Moved by Commissioner Moreno and supported by Commissioner Kilmer to accept Planning Commission recommended text changes to §154.171-154.172 and that Ordinance No. 939, an ordinance to amend various sections of §154 of the Code of Ordinances including §154.171-154.172 Special Use Permits; Amendments And Map Changes having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published. Motion unanimously adopted

Mount Pleasant, Michigan City Code
Charter - Article V Ordinances
Sec. 4. Ordinance, Form, Publication of Summary, Public Hearing, Publication, Effective Date.

(B) Following introduction of any ordinance, the City Clerk shall publish a summary of the proposed ordinance in a local newspaper of general circulation in the City together with a notice setting out the time and place for a public hearing on the proposed ordinance. The public hearing may not be held sooner than five (5) days after the publication. Copies of the ordinance shall be distributed without charge at the office of the City Clerk.

(C) After the public hearing, the Commission may consider enacting the proposed ordinance. The enactment of an ordinance shall require a majority vote of the entire Commission.

(F) An Ordinance which repeals or amends any existing ordinance or part of the City Code shall identify, by title and number, the ordinance, sections, or subsections to be repealed or amended, and shall clearly indicate the matter to be omitted and the new matter to be added.

MICHIGAN ZONING ENABLING ACT (EXCERPT) Act 110 of 2006

125.3202 Zoning ordinance; determination by local legislative body; amendments or supplements; notice of proposed rezoning.

Sec. 202.

(1) The legislative body of a local unit of government may provide by ordinance for the manner in which the regulations and boundaries of districts or zones shall be determined and enforced or amended or supplemented. Amendments or supplements to the zoning ordinance shall be adopted in the same manner as provided under this act for the adoption of the original ordinance.