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Annexation Bids Okd

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The city Planning Commission recommended approval of three annexation petitions, two zoning petitions and two rezoning petitions at last night's regular meeting. The land for which annexation petitions were approved included 4.2 acres at Franklin and Miller and 4.04 acres on Maple north of Dicken Dr. The commission recommended single family zoning for both parties The commission agreed with the city planning staff recommendation to approve the Marion E. Abbott rezoning petition for 10.04 acres at 3621 State Rd. from research zoning to light industrial. The commission also approved Dr. L. Dell Henry's rezoning petition of .44 acres on Huron Street from a multiple family dwelling district to office use. A motion to approve a time limitation on zoning and rezoning was defeated four to three at last night's meeting. The commission agreed to postpone the matter until the next regular meeting. Of three site plans up for approval, only Ann Arbor Federal Savings and Loan's site plan at Plymouth and Nixon Roads was approved. The other two were deferred until the next regular meeting. Among other business deferred to the next meeting were the Nancy H. Gould and others annexation and zoning petition involving 12.62 acres on Liberty Street and a site plan for the same land. Also deferred was he Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. alley vacation request between Huron and Ann Streets, and the Concordia Lutheran College zoning petition for 192.5 acres. The commission approved a resolution adopting the 1968-1914 Capital Improvement Budget and Capital Improvement Program while outlining major policy decisions to be considered: storm sewer relief and drain enclosures and sewer improvement and financing; direction of future growth; expansion of sewage treatment plant; and rate increases for the water and sewage disposal systems. The commission received a list of 27 agencies and organizations wishing to meet with the commission. The commission deferred action on drawing up a meeting schedule until the staff has contacted the organizations. Also on the agenda was a report of the committee studying Penn Central property rezoning in Pittsfield Township. The commission agreed to meet with the staff before the Pittsfield Township Planning Commission meeting of May 23 to discuss the situation. Commissioners and staff will meet next Tuesday noon to hear an "in-depth study report." Commissioners are planning to attend the Pittsfield Township meeting. The commission is planning to schedule a commission, council, and citizen public meeting to hear the results of the "Huron River Valley Study" which should be ready at the end of May. Future commission business includes a City Council-Planning Commission working session Saturday at 9 a.m.