October 15, 2021
By Mike Kruzman / [email protected]
The Putnam Township Planning Fee is recommending approval of the rezoning of 24 acres that some neighbors have complained about, however no proof of wrongdoing has been discovered.
A public listening to was held this previous Wednesday for a zoning modification that may reclassify the property in query from Rural Residential(RR) to Agricultural/Open Area (AO). The property is owned by Shane Monroe, who owns Monroe’s Garbage, however that is his private property and never firm property. Previous to the general public listening to, a couple of complaints had been filed to the township, with WHMI receiving one from a neighbor who accused Monroe of a number of ordinance violations. The complaints, nevertheless, would not have a bearing on the rezoning request. These complaints embody engaged on business tools that’s producing loud noise and business truck exercise on the web site.
One member of the Planning Fee, nevertheless, mentioned that he and the ordinance officer had been on the market particular person a number of instances and haven’t been in a position to substantiate the claims.
Putnam Township Supervisor Dennis Brennan advised WHMI by e mail that they’ve requested the neighbors to furnish footage or video, however they haven’t executed so. He mentioned in the event that they obtain “proof or related complaints from different neighbors, the township will definitely take steps to attain compliance with out orders.”
Monroe mentioned the complaints are primarily based on unfounded hypothesis that it’s coming from his property. Not one of the residents who expressed a problem by e mail have been current for the general public listening to.
One different challenge that got here up was that the rezoning was not according to the long run land use map. The map requires low-density residential there. Nonetheless, the township’s grasp plan requires the preservation of agricultural property, which this might do. Monroe mentioned he plans to make use of it only for farming.
The Planning Fee voted unanimously to advocate approval. It should now go to the Livingston County Planning Fee earlier than heading to the Putnam Township Board of Trustees for last approval.