Minutes of the

Bennington Township Planning Commission

July 29, 2021

The Bennington Township Planning Commission Meeting was held on July 29, 2021.

Chair Russ Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall.

Members Present:  Russ Thomas, Donna Ash, Bill Nash, Frank Gregory, Larry Johnson, Dick Demerly, Jim Norder.

Moved by Frank Gregory to approve the meeting agenda, seconded by Larry Johnson.  Motion carried.

Moved by Larry Johnson to approve the June 24, 2021 minutes, seconded by Dick Demerly.  Motion carried.

There were a number of persons from the public that attended the meeting.  They are as follows and in no particular order.  Mr. Jim Forsythe, Mr. Eric Schaufele, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Franks, Mr. Anthony Wyzga and Mrs. Linda Wyzga, Ms. Patty Sidebottom - President of Lake Manitou Association, Mr. Fred Rose – Vice President of Lake Manitou Association, Mr. Eric Lemieux and Attorney Christopher Ebbott representing Eric Lemieux.

Attorney Christopher Ebbott spoke on behalf of Eric Lemieux who is before the Board seeking approval of a Lot Line Adjustment Application Number: PLLA21-025.  Property owners are Eric Lemieux and Candace Schomisch of 4855 Mohican Trail, Owosso, MI 48867.  Site location is 4855 Mohican Trail, Owosso, MI 48867 and Parent Parcels numbers are 010-52-034-000 & 010-10-400-001-01 of Bennington Township

Ed Franks spoke on behalf of the Lake Manitou Association in opposition to Eric Lemieux’s Lot Line Adjustment Application Number: PLLA21-025.

Moved by Larry Johnson to table the issue of Eric Lemieux’s Lot Line Adjustment Application Number: PLLA21-025 until such time the Bennington Township Planning Commission Board can get a clarification from the Bennington Township’s attorney on whether or not said properties can be considered contiguous when located on opposite sides of a road.  Seconded by Bill Nash.  Motion carried.

Moved by Frank Gregory to approve Application for Land Division # PLD21-0024 by Shawnee Creek Farms, LLC of 5307 Morrice Rd., Owosso, MI 48867.  Property owner is Shawnee Creek Farms, LLC of 5307 Morrice Rd., Owosso, MI 48867.  Site location is 1207 Bennington Rd., Owosso, MI 48867.  Parent Parcel number is 010-11-200-001 in Bennington Township.  Seconded by Larry Johnson.  Motion carried.  Donna Ash abstained.

Moved by Larry Johnson to move the next meeting from August 26, 2021 to August 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Seconded by Russ Thomas.  Motion carried.  Next meeting is August 25, 2021.

Moved by Dick Demerly to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 pm.  Seconded by Larry Johnson.  Motion carried. 

Respectfully submitted,    

Bill Nash, Secretary