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									                     MEDINA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
                     MINUTES OF MEETING
                     WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007, 6:30 P.M.
                     PROFESSIONAL BUILDING, LOWER LEVEL CONFERENCE ROOM




Attendees / Representing:
Andy Conrad, Highway Engineers
Alliss Strogin, Medina Township
Karen Schoonover, Lafayette Township
Ray Jarrett, Townships
Pat Rakoci, Pride One
Stan Scheetz, Granite Golf/MCC/ Greenhaven Dev Co



MCPC Members:
Colene Conley, President
Buck Adams, Vice President
Lynda Bowers, 2nd Vice President
Ron Rhodes
Elayne Seigfried
Pam Miller
Bob Zienkowski
Larry Landis
Evelyn Czyz
Rob Henwood
Kathleen Scheutzow



MCDPS Staff:
Patrice Theken, Director
Susan Hirsch, Deputy Director
Tom Russell, Associate Planner
Chris Bartell, Associate Planner
Zach Greatens, Associate Planner
President Colene Conley called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

I.   ROLL CALL

         Ms. Schmock called the roll. Ms. Conley, Ms. Bowers, Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Adams, Ms. Miller, Mr.
         Zienkowski, Mr. Landis, Mr. Henwood, Ms. Czyz, Ms. Siegfried and Ms. Scheutzow were
         present.

II. MINUTES

         Ms. Conley asked if there were any questions or comments regarding the November 7, 2007
         minutes. Ms. Scheutzow stated that she had given some comments to Ms. Schmock for grammar,
         typos and substantive additions.

         Ms. Czyz moved to approve the October 3, 2007 minutes as corrected. Ms. Siegfried seconded
         the motion. Mr. Zienkowski and Mr. Landis abstained. All other members voted AYE and the
         motion was approved.


III. CORRESPONDENCE

         Ms Theken presented an email from NOACA regarding the regional bicycle transportation plan
         and it was available on the NOACA website. She said they had suggested that they take a look at
         it and if they have any comments to just pass them along so it can be finalized.

         Ms. Conley asked Ms. Theken to remind the Commission to fill out the survey. Ms. Theken said
         in the memo that was in the front of the packet there was an address that the members could go to
         on the internet called “Survey Monkey”. It is a survey that each Planning Commission member
         could take, and it would be very helpful if each member would take that so the Planning staff
         would know what the members would be looking for as far as staff presentations. The Planning
         staff would be receiving some training on presenting. Input from the Planning Commission
         members would be helpful.


IV. OLD BUSINESS

          A. Woodford Commons Subdivision, Preliminary Plan, Montville Twp, 190-2007 PP

          Mr. Adams moved to approve the applicant’s written request to table the Woodford Commons
          Preliminary Plan Subdivision until the February 6, 2008 MCPC meeting. Ms. Bowers seconded
          the motion. All voted AYE and the motion was approved


V. NEW BUSINESS

         A. Shalecreek Subdivision, Preliminary Plan Extension Request, York Twp, 202-2007 PP-Ext

         Ms. Hirsch presented the staff report to the Commission regarding the above captioned
         subdivision located on the west side of Marks Road between Spieth Road and Hamilton Road.

         The current proposal is for the extension of the Preliminary Plan of the subdivision.


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         Access to the site is off Marks, Spieth, Abbeyville and Hamilton Roads. All of these roads are
         public and have a 60-foot ROW. Wolfe Road runs northwest to southeast through the
         development.

         Ms. Hirsch said that the copy in the planning office was not correct, so she asked for 12 copies of
         a corrected plan that reflects the numbering of the plats that have been approved since the
         revision, change of phasing, and the location of the floodplain, etc. She said they had already
         been given the 12 office copies.

         Pat Rakoci, Pride One, said she would answer any questions. Ms. Conley asked if those were the
         same copies she furnished to York Township. Ms. Rakoci said yes, the Township has the
         corrected version.

         Ms. Miller moved to approve the staff recommendations of Approval for Shalecreek Preliminary
         Plan Extension Request Subdivision. Mr. Adams seconded the motion. All members voted AYE
         and the motion was approved.

         *At this time, Mr. Henwood arrived, 6:37 p.m.

         B. Arborcrest Reserve Subdivision, Ph II, Final Plat, Hinckley Twp, 215-2007 FP

          Mr. Greatens presented the staff report to the Commission regarding the above captioned
          subdivision located north of Arborcrest Reserve Subdivision, Phase I, which accesses Center
          Road (SR 303). It is south of Babcock Road, west of Stony Hill Road, and east of W. 130th
          Street.

         The current proposal is to create five sublots, two (16A and 17A) of which are a Replat of sublot
         nos. 16 and 17, and to vacate a portion of Arborcrest Drive in Arborcrest Reserve Subdivision
         making it a permanent cul-de-sac, rather than a stub street with a temporary turnaround.

         The proposed sublots 16A, 17A, and 48 will access Arborcrest Drive, which intersects with
         Center Road (SR 303) to the south. Sublots 49 and 50 will access Babcock Road. Potential
         access to the north will be eliminated with the vacation of the stub street.

         Ms. Scheutzow moved to approve the staff recommendations of Approval for the Arborcrest
         Reserve Phase II Final Plat Subdivision. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. Mr. Rhodes
         abstained. All other members voted AYE and the motion was approved.

         C. Liverpool Township Text Amendment, 217-2007 MA

         Ms. Hirsch presented staff recommendations to the Commission regarding the above captioned
         map amendment rezoning R-R to C-1.

         The site was located on the north side of Grafton Road, east of the West Branch of the Rocky
         River and approximately 450 feet west of Columbia Road.

         The applicant was requesting to rezone 2.08 acres of a 3.26 acre parcel from R-R, Rural
         Residential to C-1, Local Commercial. The remainder of the parcel was currently zoned C-1.

         Ms. Conley asked if looking at the map, C-1 extended all the way down to the property. Ms.
         Hirsch said everything that was in red was C-1. Ms. Conley asked if those were two residences
         behind the pub. Ms. Hirsch said yes.



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         Ms. Bowers moved to approve staff recommendations of Disapproval for the Liverpool Township
         Text Amendment. Ms. Siegfried seconded. All voted AYE and the motion was approved.

         D. Lafayette Township Map Amendment, 216-2007 MA

         Mr. Russell presented staff recommendations to the Commission regarding the above captioned
         map amendment rezoning R-R to LTTD.

         The applicant was requesting to rezone approximately 140.84 acres (5 parcels) from Rural
         Residential to Lafayette Township Transitional District.

         The location of the site was north and south of Wedgewood Road (SR 162), east of Lake Road,
         and west of Ryan Road.

         Access to the site would be from Wedgewood Road (SR 162) which bisects the site east to west.

         Karen Schoonover, Lafayette Township Zoning Commission Chair, said she would take the
         comments made by the Planning staff under recommendation. She did ask a question in regards
         to receiving paperwork and where comments might be needed. She did not receive any packets
         that were sent out until after the meetings occur. She said she downloaded everything from the
         website, but wanted to make sure they were aware of that. Ms. Theken said the staff report should
         be faxed to the Township Hall. Ms. Hirsch added that she (Ms. Schoonover) would not be
         commenting on the amendment because she would be voting on it. Ms. Schoonover said she was
         just making sure.

         Mr. Stan Scheetz, attorney for the developer and the owner, said he respectfully requested the
         approval of the staff recommendation so they could move forward with the public hearing next
         week.

         Ms. Scheutzow asked if the Soil & Water report pertains to this project. Mr. Russell said that yes
         it did. It was received late and a summary report was before the members. Ms. Scheutzow
         noticed that they raised a question to be referred to the County Sanitary Engineers regarding the
         property being at least partially in the Ohio River Basin as opposed to the Lake Erie Watershed.
         Mr. Russell corrected that saying the entire property was in the Ohio River Basin. He thought
         they would be similar to what the University site did and it would be sewered and part of it would
         drain through the County pump station (by the University site) and pump further north. The
         southern site may not be able to be sewered to that depending on the elevation. Mr. Scheetz said
         that issue has been addressed with the engineering study and all of this site that they were
         proposing will be able to go to the pump station, so that was all serviceable.

         Mr. Adams moved to approve staff recommendations of Approval for the Lafayette Township Map
         Amendment. Mr. Landis seconded the motion. Ms. Bowers abstained. All other members voted
         AYE and the motion was approved.

         E. Brunswick Hills Township Text Amendment, 209-2007 TA

         Ms. Theken presented staff recommendations to the Commission regarding the above captioned
         text amendment regarding Article II, Definitions and Article V, Sign Regulations.

         Ms. Conley asked Mr. Greatens to note that in accordance with Article 1.07, Ms. Scheutzow
         removed herself from the Commission and her alternate, Mr. Jarrett took her place.

         The proposed amendments are part of an overall revision of Brunswick Hills Township’s Zoning
         Resolution that evolved from the Townships comprehensive planning process.

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         Ms. Miller asked under Article V, Section 502, B2, it looked like a word was left out in the first
         sentence. She thought the word “for” should be added after the word “district”. She also
         questioned the comment regarding temporary signs and if the Township had anywhere else in
         their code for a temporary sign inspection. The issue was brought up regarding real estate signs
         and Ms. Miller asked if they were exempt. Ms. Theken answered that she did not think that real
         estate signs were exempt. Ms. Miller said that no real estate company would put up four
         temporary signs in the entire Township for only 30 days. Ms. Theken said the Township would
         have to go back and take a look at that.

         Ms. Czyz stated that a temporary sign pays a fee for the first 30 days and a dollar for every day
         thereafter up to 120 days. She said they try to limit it to six months. Ms. Miller said it was
         confusing because she was under the impression that it was the special event signs that were being
         discussed.

         Mr. Adams moved to approve staff recommendations of Approval with Modifications for the
         Brunswick Hills Township Text Amendment and to add the word “for”. Ms. Miller seconded the
         motion. Ms. Czyz abstained. All other members voted AYE and the motion was approved.

         F. Brunswick City Text Amendment, 210-2007 TA

         Mr. Bartell presented staff recommendations to the Commission regarding the above captioned
         text amendment regarding Ordinance No. 1270, Signs

         The proposed amendments to the Codified Ordinances of the City of Brunswick have been
         initiated by the Brunswick Planning Commission to delete “temporary political signs in their
         entirety from Tables A, B, C, and D”.

         Bob Zienkowski, City of Brunswick, had no comments.

         Ms. Scheutzow moved to approve staff recommendations of Approval for the Brunswick City Text
         Amendment. Ms. Siegfried seconded the motion. Mr. Zienkowski abstained. All other members
         voted AYE and the motion was approved.

         Ms. Conley introduced Mr. Bob Zienkowski and had everyone introduce themselves to him.

VI.      PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT

          Ms. Theken said the first item she had was a request from Medina Township to extend the time
         on the Grant for the Comprehensive Plan Assistance Program. They have been working with the
         consultant that they had chosen and with Bill Thorne in getting the wording for the contract just
         right. Ms. Theken recommended that the Commission extend this until June 1, 2008, because
         they will need to choose another committee, so they will need at least that much time.

         Ms. Czyz moved to accept the extension of the Comprehensive Plan Assistance Grant Program
         until June 1, 2008 for Medina Township. Mr. Zienkowski seconded the motion. All voted AYE
         and the motion was approved.

         Ms. Theken moved on to the budget report which was enclosed monthly.

         Last month copies of the 2008 meeting schedules were received and those needed to be approved.


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          Mr. Rhodes moved to approve the Concept and Planning Commission Meeting schedules for
         2008. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. Ms. Czyz opposed. All other members voted AYE and
         the motion was approved.

         Ms. Theken said that also for discussion next month were the Bylaws and the Policies and
         Procedures for the Department of Planning Services. The Policies and Procedures are reviewed
         and approved yearly and the Bylaws she handed out in case there were any changes that needed to
         be done. She suggested looking at scheduling for the agenda. She said the Commission does it
         differently than what the Bylaws state they should be done and Ms. Theken said the Bylaws
         should reflect what the Commission actually does.

          Ms. Theken also informed the Commission that there will be a public hearing to the revisions to
         the Subdivision Regulations on January 9th and the information has been sent to the Townships as
         the Planning office was required to do. She added it should be posted on the website as well.

         She informed the Commission that Mr. Russell and Mr. Bartell have been working diligently to
         get the website up and running.

          Ms. Conley wanted to make sure that Mr. Greatens was aware that Ms. Scheutzow came back to
         the table and Mr. Jarrett was seated back in the audience. Mr. Greatens wrote down the
         information for Ms. Schmock.

VII.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

         There was no Public Participation.

VIII. OTHER BUSINESS

         Tom Russell thanked Ron Rhodes and Pam Miller for their participation on the Planning
         Commission.

IX.      ADJOURNMENT

         Mr. Adams moved to adjourn the December 5, 2007 MCPC meeting at 7:19 p.m. Ms. Bowers
         seconded the motion. All voted AYE and the motion was approved.



         ________________________________                         _________________________________
         Colene Conley, President                                 Cheryl Schmock, Admin Asst




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