Charter Township of Orion
Oakland County, Michigan


Planning Commission
Synopsis, Special Joint Meeting w/Township Board & ZBA
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Open Meeting/Roll Call: Chairman Zande called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

PC Members Present: Doug Zande, Brad Lare, Sandra Dyl, John Steimel (OTB), Mark Crane, Dick Christie.

OTB Members Present:  Gerry Dywasuk, Jill Bastian, Alice Young, Matt Gibb, John Garlicki, Neal Porter.

ZBA Members Present:   Don Walker, Joe Geraci *NOTE: There is currently one vacant position on the Planning Commission.

Agenda Review and Approval: Motion carried to approve the agenda as presented.

Planning The Plan An Approach To the Master Plan 5-Year Update: The introduction was made by Chairman Zande. Mr. R. Donald Wortman, Township Planner, gave a Power Point presentation regarding: 1)the purpose of the joint meeting; 2)background information; 3)proposed section updates; 4)citizen input/public review; 5)areas of transition or potential change; 6)Baldwin Road/Brown Road concept; and, 7)the summary*. Motion carried to request sufficient funding from the Township Board to begin the Master Plan 5-Year Update to obtain the background information, to prioritize the areas to be updated, and to determine the best ways to obtain citizen input.

Public Comments: Mrs. Betty McDowell, of 4615 Baldwin Road, commented regarding past Master Plan Updates.

Adjournment : Motion carried to adjourn the Township Board's special meeting at 8:24 p.m. Motion carried to adjourn the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals special meeting at 8:25 p.m.