City of Dexter Planning Commission Public Hearings
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City of Dexter Planning Commission
Monday, May 2, 2022 @ 7 p.m
3515 Broad Street, Dexter, MI 48130 and via Zoom
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The Planning Commission is seeking public input on: (1) Capital Improvements Plan 2022-2027 and (2) 8040 Huron Street Vacation Rental Housing Special Land Use Request. See details (excerpted from the meeting packet) below.
Public Hearing #1: Capital Improvements Plan 2022-2027
Per the packet: The Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 2, 2022 to take comment on the 2022-2027 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP).
The CIP is a program that projects and coordinates public expenditures to improve the City's transportation and utility systems, facilities, and other capital assets over a six-year period. Preparation of the CIP is done under the authority of the Planning Enabling Act (PA 33 of 2008), as amended. It is the Planning Commission's goal that the CIP be used as a tool to implement the City's Master Plan and assist in preparing the upcoming fiscal year's budget.
The CIP was assessed by City staff and the Parks and Recreation Commission between December, 2020 and March, 2022. The Planning Commission reviewed a draft of CIP updates at the Commission's March 7, 2022 regular meeting.
The draft 2022-2027 CIP document and a Resolution of Adoption accompany this memo for the Commission's consideration.
As discussed at the March meeting, cost estimates were pending for several CIP projects. Those estimates have been incorporated into the plan, resulting in a total funding need of $19,408,000 and a first-year funding need of $1,959,500. The costs of several near-term projects were updated, such as the City Hall Improvements and the Third and Broad Reconstruction projects, as well as new projects tentatively scheduled towards the end of the CIP timeframe. These projects include the Broad Street Reconstruction, Huron Farms Asphalt Replacement, and the Cushing Court & Inverness Water Main Replacement projects. The schedules for these projects are subject to change, but preliminary cost estimates are included for planning and budgeting purposes. One new project, 3.12, Second Street Sidewalk Installation (East), has been added since the Commission’s March review. Anticipated costs and a schedule for this project are unknown, and will need to be added in future CIPs.
Public Hearing #2: 8040 Huron Street Vacation Rental Housing Special Land Use Request
The Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 2, 2022, for the purpose of considering an application for special land use. The applicants, Douglas Neal and Lisa Belanger Neal (Property Owner), are proposing vacation rental housing, for property located at 8040 Huron Street ((08-03-32-360-005).
Per the applicant: The property is rented as a single rental (i.e., we do not rent out individual bedrooms separately) to groups of up to 6 people. We impose the following house rules (see below) on any guests who rent the property. Since we live next door, these are easily enforced (i.e. we would see if the guests were ignoring the rules on no large gatherings or parties). We do not rent the property if we are not in town during the rental period.
- No smoking
- Events, large gatherings are not allowed
- A maximum of six (6) overnight guests
- No pets allowed
- On-site parking for a maximum of two (2) vehicles
Per staff review of the application:
The proposed vacation rental house at 8040 Huron Street:
- Is Compatible with the City of Dexter Master Plan;
- Is consistent with the intent of the VR, Village Residential District;
- Is compatible with the existing character of the general vicinity;
- Will not alter the function of the public walkway;
- Will not significantly impact the natural environment;
- Is adequately served by public services;
- Is not more hazardous to vehicle and pedestrian traffic than is normal for the district; and
- Meets the applicable additional standards set forth Section 8.11.B.29.
3515 Broad Street
Dexter, MI 48130