The Franklin Township Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Township Hall in Tipton to consider amendments and additions to the Franklin Township Zoning Ordinance.

The 1st proposed addition to the Zoning Ordinance is to add "Self-Service Storage Facilities" as a "Conditional Use" in C-1 General Commercial as Section 12.03.13, CR-Commercial Recreation District as Section 13.03.13 and M-1 Industrial District as 14.01.8.

The next proposed addition to the Zoning Ordinance is to add a definition of a "Self-Service Storage Facility" to Definitions in Article XXI (21) as "A Building or group of buildings in a controlled access and fenced compound that contains varying sizes of individual, compartmentalized and controlled access stalls or lockers for the storage of consumer's goods or wares".

The next proposed item is to recommend amending Section 4.04.2 pertaining to height of accessory buildings in a R-1 Residential District. It currently states "one (1) story with a maximum height of sixteen (16) feet in  height" to change to "twenty-five (25) feet maximum height".

The final proposed amendment is pertaining to Section 4.12 of the Zoning Ordinance "Sign Regulations". This proposed amendment significantly modernizes the existing sign ordinance with a comprehensive update including electrical signs as well as other major changes. The text of this proposed amendment will be available at the Township office during regular business hours.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend and all will be heard. Written comments will also be considered if submitted prior to the meeting to the Township Clerk at the Township Hall.

Sue Whitehead
Franklin Township Clerk