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Charter Township of Shelby

Planning Commission


                                                                                   Jerome Moffitt, Chairman

                                                                                   Lisa Casali, Vice Chairman

                                                                                   Raquel Moore, Secretary

                                                                                   Douglas C. Wozniak, Township Board Representative

                                                                                    Anthony Apone, Member

                                                                                    Vincent Bernardi, Member

                                                                                    Carl Dallo, Member

                                                                                    Lucia DiCicco, Member

                                                                                    Phillip Turner, Member


About the Planning Commission:


The Shelby Township Planning Commission consists of nine members who are

appointed by the Township Supervisor with the approval of the Township Board of

Trustees. The Planning Commission has several functions, which are established by state

statute and the Township’s Zoning Ordinance. These activities include the preparation of

the master plan and other planning studies, site plan approval, the review of new

subdivisions, the review of zoning map amendments, and the review of all special land

uses. A description of each of these activities is provided below.



The Planning Commission’s principal responsibility is the preparation and adoption


of the Township’s Master Plan. The Master Plan is a comprehensive document, long-


range in its view that is intended to guide the development of the Township over a


period of time ranging from 10 to 20 years. The plan establishes policies regarding


new development and redevelopment. These policies are intended to guide private


and public decisions regarding the public and private issues of land and the provision


of public facilities.



The Planning Commission is responsible for the responsible for the review and


approval of site plans for new office, retail, industrial and multiple family


developments. Site plan review provides the Planning Commission with an


opportunity to review the proposed use of a site in relation to all applicable


requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and any other development standards. Site


plans are required to show the location of any proposed structures, parking spaces,


landscaping, lighting, building elevations and other proposed site improvements.


During the site plan review process, the Planning Commission considers the


relationship of the site to surrounding uses, accessibility, pedestrian and vehicular


circulation, off-street parking, utilities, drainage, and landscaping.



The Planning Commission is responsible for providing the Township Board with


recommendations regarding new subdivisions. The Township’s subdivision


regulations offer the following criteria for the Planning Commission to consider in the

review of new subdivisions:


Provide for the orderly growth and harmonious development of land.



Secure adequate traffic circulation and lessen the congestion on roads.



Facilitate adequate provisions for transportation, water, sewage, recreation and other


public services and facilities


Facilitate the subdivision of larger tracts into smaller parcels of land.




The Planning Commission is responsible for providing recommendations to the



Township Board of Trustees regarding amendments to the Township Zoning



Ordinance and Zoning Map. The commission also conducts one public hearing as



part of the amendment process.





The Planning Commission offers recommendations to the Township Board for all



special land uses. A special land use refers to an activity that may be appropriate at a



particular location and zoning district after taking into account of the proposed



location and surrounding development patterns. The Commission holds a public



hearing on all special land uses and reviews each plan to ensure their compatibility



with adjacent properties and to minimize any potential negative impacts. The



Commission also requires the submission of a site plan for all special land use





The Planning Commission holds its regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building.