WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING FOR GREEN PEAK INDUSTRIES SPECIAL USE PERMIT

AND REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 12, 2020

VIA VIDEO/TELECONFERENCE GOTOMEETING 7:00 PM

PROPOSED

 

The regular meeting of the Windsor Charter Township Planning Commission was called to order at 7:00 pm by Chairperson Holtz.

 

Present: Holtz, Sabourin, Johnson, Pray, Kelley and Pisano

Absent: None

Also Present: Asst Chief Fabijancic and Clerk Rumsey

 

Johnson moved and Pisano seconded to approve the agenda as written. Roll Call Carried 6-0.

 

Sabourin moved and Johnson seconded to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as written. Roll Call Carried 6-0.

 

The Public Hearing for Green Peak Industries Special Use Permit for 5943 N. Michigan Rd, was called to order by Chairperson Holtz at 7:01 pm.

 

Joe Neller, representing Green Peak Industries gave an overview of the use being proposed at 5943 N. Michigan Rd. Plans are to operate a final goods packaging and distribution center for marijuana products. There will be no cultivation or growing in this facility. There will be a small kitchen operation with the oils, extracted from plants at the Harvest Park location, manufactured into gummy and bake good products. There will be 10 people for administrative staff and one shift of approximately 40 people for production. Operating hours to be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Teri Robison, 9453 Billwood Hwy Audio was muffled in both direction surmised she was trying to ask if Mr. Neller could repeat because she could not hear, so he did. Ms. Robison asked about retail. Mr. Neller confirmed no retail and Chairperson Holtz reiterated that our zoning ordinance does not allow for retail sales of marijuana products in our township.

 

Shannon Baker, 7482 Creyts Rd Expressed concern about odor and allowing special use permit.

 

Corey Baker, 7482 Creyts Rd Asked if there would be an increase in traffic with additional employees as well as delivery trucks. Also asked if there would be an increase in plants grown at the facility which would lead to an increase in smell.

 

Mr. Neller responded that they are not expanding the facility on Creyts Road. This is a separate facility on Michigan Rd. The employees will not be traveling back and forth between the facilities, they will be working directly out of the facility on Michigan Rd. There will be a small transit van maybe once a day traveling between facilities. Mitigating odor at the Creyts Road facility was addressed.

 

With no more comments or questions from the public, Chairperson Holtz closed the public hearing for Green Peak Industries Special Use Permit for 5943 N. Michigan Road at 7:16 pm.

 

The regular meeting of the Windsor Charter Township Planning Commission was called to order at 7:16 pm by Chairperson Holtz.

 

Reports:

Board of Trustees: Final approval was given on the Billwood & Canal property rezoning and Public Hearing for the Dangerous Building at 10652 W. Jolly Road was rescheduled for September 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

 

Board of Appeals: A meeting is scheduled for August 26, 2020.

 

Board of Review: None

 

Reports & Announcement: MTA is offering an evening workshop series virtual. There are 4 different evening workshops, let Clerk Rumsey know if you want to register for any. The township board accepted the resignation of Jerry Brija from the Planning Commission.

 

Hear Public present on agenda items: None

 

New Business:

Holtz moved and Sabourin seconded to schedule the public hearing for 5096 Canal Road Special Use Permit Rd to be held at the next regular meeting, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Roll Call Carried 6-0.

 

Sabourin moved and Johnson seconded to schedule the public hearing for Fresh Coast Cannabis Group, located at 4955 Lansing Road, Special Use Permit to be held at the next regular meeting, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Roll Call Carried 6-0.

 

Unfinished Business:

Pray moved and Sabourin seconded to recommend to the Township Board to approve Green Peak Industries Special Use Permit for a Marihuana processing/packaging facility for property located at 5943 N. Michigan Rd based upon the following reasoning: 1) Subject to the conditions provided below, it is found that the petitioned special land use meets the general standards as provided for in Article VIII of the Ordinance. 2) Subject to the conditions provided below, it is found that the preliminary site plan for a light manufacturing facility generally meets the general standards as provided for M-1 District and site development requirements set forth under Section 5.9-A.3. Conditions: 1) A final site plan shall be submitted for final approval by the Planning Commission. 2) All Emergency Services requirements be met.

Ayes: Sabourin, Johnson, Holtz, Pray, Pisano, and Kelley

Nays: None

Green Peak Industries Special Use Permit Recommended for Approval: 6-0.

 

Discussion took place on Master Plan/Zoning Ordinance. Planning Workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

 

Hear Public present on any subject:

Public comment was heard.

With no further business Chairperson Holtz adjourn the meeting at 7:49 pm.

 

 

Lisa A. Rumsey, Clerk

Windsor Charter Township