On the Agenda:

10. NEW BUSINESS:

  • A. Case #JPC200017, Recommend to Approve, Approve with Conditions or Deny, the request of Northfield Estates, 855 West Eight Mile Rd , Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 for site plan approval to install a 2,280 square foot clubhouse and 1,200 square foot office located adjacent to Emerald Circle within the center of the Northfield Estates manufactured home community. Parcel number B-02-06-200-019 and zoned MHC, Manufactured Housing Community District.
  • B. Recommend to Adopt 2021 Calendar

 

12/02/2020 Northfield Township Planning Commission meeting Agenda

12/02/2020 Northfield Township Planning Commission meeting Packet

 

 

 

 

 

Documents:

11/24/2020 Northfield Township Board of Trustees Zoom meeting LiveAgenda

11/24/2020 Northfield Township Board of Trustees meeting Agenda

11/24/2020 Northfield Township Board of Trustees meeting packet

 

 

Obviously this is the video itself. The rightward facing white triangle in the middle is the play button.

Press the play button and the meeting video starts playing whever you stopped watching it or at the

beginning if this is your first viewing.  On the bottom right of the Youtube viewing window is

another pressable region which is labeled "YouTube."   Long story short - pressing the "YouTube" 

button reopens the video inside a special region of YouTube, where the video timeline itself is segmented

into the zones of a LiveAGENDA.  Skip ahead to the parts of the meeting you actually want to watch.

No pdf and no webpages needed. 

 

Below are the same links into the meeting video, in a webpage format. 

11/24/2020 Northfield Township Board of Trustees meeting - start of video

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE/INVOCATION

ROLL CALL

CONSENT AGENDA: Manager Update

ADOPT BALANCE OF AGENDA

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS : None

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS/MANAGER CLARIFICATION

CORRESPONDENCE

NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS

Agenda Item 1. Approve November 10, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes

Agenda Item 2. Consideration of Rezoning request from WLPS for 168 Jennings Rd.

Background and synopsis by Planner Lippens

Comments from the ensuing discussion, in no particular order.

  • Dignan to the Board. "Instruct the attorney to return an opinion in two weeks, despite $250/hour cost and attorney's advice that the issue is complicated?
  • $50,000 per year is the revenue accruing to the school system.
  • Trustee Muchow re possibility of school selling the property to someone who will put in a pot shop.
  • Lippens advised that all the licenses had already been dispensed.
  • Local commercial vs general commercial.
  • Dignan quite vocal about last four years of board lethargy.
  • Aynes points out that Fink's rate is $250/hour
  • Calling the question of attorney advice.
  • Muchow invites Superintendent DeKeyser to speak.
  • School Superintendent Tom DeKeyser speaks. This rezoning process was initiated before Marijuana's legalization. Since then, it has been mired in the Township glue trap. Good faith, says School Superintendent Dekeyser, should not mean that two years after initial consultations they're still debating whether this will remain school property. He said he had wanted to submit the proposal during the summer 2020 but had deferred due to the Township's obsession with pursuing CannaBiz licensing. He said that he now regrets not having pressed forward at the time.
  • Trustee Nelson asks if the 500 ft from school property buffer could be enlarged.
  • Dignan points out that the two pieces of property are within 500 ft of each other, [thus mutually protective?, my interpretation.]
  • Manley apologizes to the school superintendent for the two years of log rolling.
  • Vote to Call the question: 7:0 Attorney Advice motion Vote is 5/2. Dignan, Muchow no
  • Calling the motion to indefinitely postpone the question of rezoning 168 Jennings Rd. Interrupted by Zelenock, who asks about meaning of "indefinitely" Vote is 4/3. Dignan, Muchow, Nelson No

Agenda Item 3. Consideration of Rezoning request from WLPS for 8845 Main St.

Agenda Item 4. Re-appointment of Deputy Treasurer – Emily Hofsess

Agenda Item 5. Re-appointment of Deputy Clerk – Cristina Wilson. Motion by Manley passes 7:0

Agenda Item 6. MTA Township Officer Training Materials - Requesting approval to spend not to exceed $500

  • Motion by Dignan to approve spending $500 amendment passes on training materials motion itself passes 7/0

Agenda Item 7. Board Assignments/Appointments - (Nominations and Appointments)

  • a. Board Rep to the Planning Commission
  • b. Board Rep to the Zoning Board of Appeals
  • c. Board Rep to the Parks & Recreation Board
  • d. Board Rep to the Land Preservation Committee
  • e. Alternative Representative to WATS
  • f. Parliamentarian (Training/Documentation)
  • g. Ethics Sub-committee
  • h. Personnel Committee
  • i. Road Improvement Committee

Agenda Item 8. Discuss Emergency Closure Policy/pay for staff during Emergency Shut-down

NEW BUSINESS - DISCUSSION ONLY (No action requested/recommended at this time)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of the BOT will be on Dec. 8
  • The next PC meeting will be on Dec. 2
  • Twinkle the Town
  • Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sale

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS Citizen Comment (Open):

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS/MANAGER CLARIFICATION

  • Dignan
  • Zelenock Parks and Rec survey in next tax bill
  • Otto Fireworks fundraising, Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sale, Community Center manager wants to keep sign
  • Chick
  • Dignan Community Center Sign is non conforming

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the meeting video.  Press play to view the meeting in the conventional, constraining, linear manner.  Clicking "Youtube" (bottom right corner)  takes you to the next level, the LiveTimeline version. This gives you an index into the video. It allows you to jump to the point in the video where an Agenda item is considered.  One of these days I'll find the switch that enables the timeline segmentation here. For now, this or the LiveAGENDA document below is how you get to the cool stuff.

 

  

11/18/2020 Northfield Township Planning Commission meeting LiveAgenda