Ellsworth, Michigan 49729
Phone: 231-588-7411
Email: office@villageofellsworth.com

January 17, 2024

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH
PLANNING COMMISSION
Minutes of meeting held January 17, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present: Al Drenth, Mary Neer, Lynn Spearing, Larry Essenberg, Jerry Klooster
Absent –
Guest – Ken Lane

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm.

Reviewed Minutes – Last meeting was January 2023, did not have these minutes, will need to approve at next meeting, Jerry will get them typed up.

Old Business – No old business.

New Business – Ken reviewed with group the Village of Ellsworth Guide to Development Draft Copy, need to update emails on page 3 for Zoning Administrator and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chair. On page 9 added Conceptual Meeting Procedures. Reviewed Ellsworth Internal Review Checklist – this is for the Village Staff. Reviewed Village of Ellsworth 2023 Planning Commission Annual Report. Everyone will look this over and put it on the agenda to approve at the March 2024 meeting. Talked about goals for the 2024 year, Master Plan review, suggested having a joint meeting, and review 5-year Master Plan.

The By-laws need to be updated as it still shows draft copy at the bottom of the document.

The Planning Commission is required to have at least 4 meetings per year even if there is no business for the Planning Commission.

Will need to review Terms at the March meeting as Larry Essenberg and Al Drenth terms expire January 2024.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.

Submitted by:

Jerry Klooster

Next Meeting will be March 14, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.