WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING FOR FRESH COAST CANNABIS GROUP SPECIAL USE PERMIT

PUBLIC HEARING FOR TERRY HAINES, 5096 CANAL RD SPECIAL USE PERMIT

AND REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

VIA VIDEO/TELECONFERENCE GOTOMEETING 7:00 PM

APPROVED

 

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 (late arrival)

Absent:

Also Present: Asst Chief Fabijancic and Clerk Rumsey

 

Holtz moved and Johnson seconded to approve the amended agenda, adding Terry Haines, 5096 Canal Rd Special Use Permit under Unfinished Business after Fresh Coast Cannabis Group. Roll Call Carried 5-0.

 

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

 

The Public Hearing for Fresh Coast Cannabis Group Special Use Permit was called to order by Chairperson Holtz at 7:02 pm.

 

Paul Kountouriotis, representing Fresh Coast Cannabis Group, LLC stated their plans are to operate a Marijuana establishment at 4955 Lansing Rd, as a Marijuana Class C grower and a Marijuana processor in accordance with Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act.

 

With no comments or questions from the public, Chairperson Holtz closed the public hearing for Fresh Coast Cannabis Group Special Use Permit at 7:04 pm.

 

The Public Hearing for Terry Haines, 5096 Canal Rd Special Use Permit was called to order by Chairperson Holtz at 7:04 pm.

 

Terry Haines confirmed he was a Medical Marijuana Caregiver for 5 people and himself. According to the Windsor Charter Township Zoning Ordinance, since the building he would like to lease space is zoned commercial, he is required to have a Special Use Permit.

 

With no comments or questions from the public, Chairperson Holtz closed the public hearing for Terry Haines, 5096 Special Use Permit at 7:05 pm.

 

The regular meeting of the Windsor Charter Township Planning Commission was called to order at 7:05 pm by Chairperson Holtz.

 

Reports:

Board of Trustees: 1) Approval was given on Green Peak Industries Special Use Permit for 5943 N. Michigan Rd. 2) Public Hearing was scheduled for the Dangerous Building at 10652 W. Jolly Road for September 22nd to be held electronically. 3) Janice Skabic, Nuisance Abatement Officer, resigned due to health issues. 4) James Fabijancic resigned as Trustee as he was accepted into the State of Michigan Trooper Recruit Academy.

 

Board of Appeals: Approved a front setback variance request for a property on Windsor Hwy, so a deck could be replaced.

 

Board of Review: None

 

Reports & Announcement: None

 

Hear Public present on agenda items:

Public Comment was heard

 

New Business:

An annual review of Green Peak Industries Harvest Park Medical and Adult Use Special Use Permits was conducted. Pray moved and Sabourin seconded to approve renewal of Green Peak Industries Harvest Park Medical and Adult Use Special Use Permit for another year, as they have met requirements and include their recently approved Special Use Permit for 5943 N. Michigan Rd to expire on the same date. New expiration date 10-10-2021.

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

Nays: None

Absent: Pisano

Green Peak Industries Special Use Permits Renewal Approved: 5-0-1.

 

Unfinished Business:

Fresh Coast Cannabis Group request for a Special Use Permit for a medical marijuana grow and processing facility at 4955 Lansing Road was discussed. Further information will be needed at site plan review. Holtz moved and Sabourin seconded to recommend to the Windsor Charter Township Board approval of the petitioned Special Land Use Permit for a 11,340-sf medical and recreational marijuana cultivation and processing facility to be located on the north side of Lansing Rd. and as legally described in Section 19 of Windsor Charter township (Parent Parcel Tax ID #23-080-019-100-040-00) based on the following reasoning and conditions: 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 5.8-A.3. Conditions: 1) Provide information as noted under Section 3, 4 and 5 of this staff report as having not been provided for on the site plan or in supplemental information. 2) A final site plan shall be submitted for final approval by the Planning Commission. 3) All Emergency Services requirements be met.

Ayes: Sabourin, Holtz, Pray and Kelley

Nays: Johnson

Absent: Pisano

Recommend Fresh Coast Cannabis Group Special Use Permit for Approval: 4-1-1

 

Medical Marijuana Caregiver, Terry Haines, has 5 patients and himself and can grow 72 plants. He plans to lease a space at 5096 Canal Rd for his growing operation. There is no plans to process at this location. There will be no employees or customers coming to this location, just himself, so no additional parking is needed and no added traffic to the area. The building has an adjoining wall with another business. The space he will utilize is over 50 feet from the adjoining building. He has charcoal fans and air cleaners to help mitigate the odor. There is deficiencies in the site plan and other supplemental information that has been provided. Concern was expressed with having multiple tenants in one building that has limited separation and sharing of common interior elements such as electrical, mechanical and doors. Pray moved and Sabourin seconded to table action on the petitioned Special Land Use Permit as legally described in Section 15 of Windsor Charter Township (Parent Parcel Tax ID #23-080-015-300-066-00), until the next available meeting after staff can confirm the ability to move forward, based on the following reasoning: 1) Additional information is required to determine if the petitioned special land use meets the general standards as provided for in Article VIII of the Ordinance. 2) Additional information is necessary to determine if the preliminary site plan for a light manufacturing facility generally meets the general standards as provided for B-2 District and site development requirements set forth under Section 5.8-A.3.

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

Nays: None

Absent: None

Table Terry Haines 5096 Canal Road Special Use Permit: 6-0-0

 

 

Discussion took place on Master Plan/Zoning Ordinance. Planning Workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm. A history on Capital Improvement Plans was given. It was the consensus that the draft zoning ordinance flows better than existing.

 

Hear Public present on any subject:

Public comment was heard.

With no further business Chairperson Holtz adjourn the meeting at 7:43 pm.

 

 

Lisa A. Rumsey, Clerk

Windsor Charter Township