Meeting Minutes - September 21, 2016


Call to Order


  • Dan Ulrich called the meeting to order at 6:58 p.m. in the Charlevoix Township Hall; other members present:  Ron Fratrick, Bruce Beaudoin,  Abbie Hart, and Nancy Rajewski.  Also present: Emma and Curtis Merrifield, Mitts Lee, Kiersten Stark.  The Pledge of Allegiance was given.
  • Minutes of June 15, 2016, were discussed.  Rajewski moved that the minutes be approved, Hart seconded.  A vote was taken and the motion carried unanimously.




  • Public Hearing was opened at 7:01 p.m.  Ulrich distributed to the PC the Merrifield rezoning application for 6659 and 6675 Marion Center Road, requesting that both lots be rezoned to R-1 from Commercial.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Merrifield explained some of the property history and that it is surrounded by residential. Mitts Lee explained that it is very difficult for potential buyers of the property to obtain financing due to the commercial zoning.
  • Charlevoix County Planning Coordinator Kiersten Stark pointed out that by rezoning the properties to R-1, their non-conformance with Commercial will be eliminated.
  • The Public Hearing was closed at 7:14 p.m.
  • After further discussion, Fratrick moved, with second by Rajewski, that the PC shall recommend to the Charlevoix Township Board that the two parcels be rezoned to R-1 and that the zoning map's colors for those parcels be changed to properly reflect the colors of the amended zoning for those parcels.





  • Ulrich distributed a letter from the City of Charlevoix requesting comments on the City's Master Plan.  A hard copy and digital copy of the Master Plan are available for review.
  • Rajewski indicated she had been contacted by Sherm Chamberlain of the City Planning Commission regarding rental policy in R-1 districts.


Next Meeting

  • Next meeting tentatively scheduled for October 21, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,

Teresa A. Sotuyo

Recording Secretary