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Planning Minutes 12-08-2021

Minutes of Plainfield Township Planning Commission
Regular meeting December 8, 2021

  1.  Called to order by Chair Olmstead at 6:32p.m.
  2. Pledge of allegiance was said by all present.
  3. Roll Call:
    1. Present:  Toth, Olmstead,  McDonell, Alward,Houthoofd, Johnson
    1. Absent:  Szafran
    1. Note:  Ready is attending as guest. 
  4. Approval of Agenda:  Motion by Houthoofd, seconded by McDonell to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried by voice, all ayes.
  5. Approval of Minutes:  Motion by McDonell, seconded by Alward to approve the October 13, 2021 minutes.  Motion carried by voice, all ayes.
  6. Township board report: Houthoofd – New LED lights, no problems with no private road agreements for snow removal
  7. ZBA Report from Toth – no meeting
  8. New Business: 
    1. Park area between fire hall and resource center/ walking path: 
      1. Recommendation to Board to purchase property along south side of ball fields for walking path that is wide enough for truck to plow
      1. Create physical fitness path along trail
      1. Move playground equipment behind resource center by licensed and insured contractor
      1. Build pavilion between resource center and the fire hall utilizing existing footing.  To include bathrooms and grill area. 
    1. Discussion regarding fund raising as Parks and Rec, may consider creating Friends of the Parks and Rec
    1. Szafran sent in letter of resignation
    1. Status of parks:  most closed up for season,  concern with Long Lake bathrooms, ask DNR to replace with block structure
    1. Waiting for update from Spicer
    1. Ongoing discussion regarding Sign Ordinance
  9. General Discussion and Public Comments:  Cheryl asked if letter can be given to those who rent resource center during summer explaining Farm Market usage

Motion by Alward, second by Olmstead to adjourn8:00Motion carried by voice, all ayes.

Minutes submitted by Cheryl McDonell

Elected Officials

Supervisor –  Fred Lewis
Clerk –  Sue Reilly
Treasurer – Roma J. Bassi
Trustee – Dianne M. Allen
Trustee – Roger Houthoofd
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