Unbuildable Lots

 

Updated 3-09-2012

 

 

 

March 2012 Update

The Planning Commission of the Village of Lake Isabella will be holding a General Public Meeting (Public Hearing) on our application to the USDA to determine final funding eligibility on March 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM.  For more information, please visit our blog, by clicking here.

 


 

In January 2008 the Village of Lake Isabella published a status report to all owners in the five plats with restrictions to on-site well and septic systems.  A copy of this status report can be viewed by clicking here

 

This mailing also included a postcard for these owners to complete to provide the Village Council feedback on options for further work on this matter.  Results of the postcard submissions will be updated every Friday, for the current results click here.

 

In the status report published by the Village, several documents were citied which highlight the historical facts of this issue.  Those documents, and other relevant documents that you might wish to review are listed below.

 

 

Date

Document

1994-5-13

Memo from Michigan Department of Public Health area sanitarian John Long to Mike Kowaleski of the Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) regarding removal of restrictions at Lake Isabella.

1994-10-15

Memo from John Lynch, legal counsel for the CMDHD regarding escrow funds and buildability restrictions at Lake Isabella.

1994-11-1

Memo from Mark Lowe, CMDHD Environmental Health Director, to Lake Isabella Property Owners Association (LIPOA) manager Ed Spayd regarding the sunset period on buildability restrictions at Lake Isabella.

1995

LIPOA Presentation on proposed STEP Sewer System

1996-3-29

Letter from Michael Morris, property owner in Lake Isabella Golf Estates II, to Michigan Department of Public Health Director Vernice Anthony requesting state support to help construct a sewer system.

1997-1-2

Opinion from Michigan Attorney General's office regarding buildability restrictions at Lake Isabella.

1997-1-6

Memo from Michigan Attorney General's office to John Long, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), regarding plat restrictions at Lake Isabella.

2003-3-6

Memo to Lake Isabella Village Manager Sherry Chalker regarding remaining buildable lots in Lake Isabella Golf Estates II.

2004-9-22

Legal opinion of Law Weathers & Richardson regarding options the Village could employ to have the various plat restrictions amended to allow additional well and on-site septic permits to be granted.

2005-4-5

Memo from Lake Isabella Village Manager Tim Wolff to DEQ Director Steven Chester regarding comments made regarding plat restrictions at Lake Isabella.

2005-5-3

Memo from the DEQ in reply to the memo sent by the Village on April 5, 2005.

2005-5-4

Opinion of Rowe Incorporated regarding suitability of soils in the Lake Isabella Airpark and Canterbury Estates plats.

2005-5-4

Soil map created by Rowe Incorporated showing suitable soils in the Lake Isabella Airpark and Canterbury Estates plats.

2005-5-12

Memo from Lake Isabella Village Manager Tim Wolff to the CMDHD and DEQ requesting a formal review of the plat restrictions for Lake Isabella Airpark and Canterbury Estates.

2005-6-10

Opinion from the Michigan Attorney General regarding building and use restrictions for Lake Isabella Airpark which the Village and a majority of other property owners in the plat amended removing the restrictions to on-site well and septic systems.

2005-6-13

Letter from the DEQ to the Village summarizing the events of a joint meeting between the Village, CMDHD, and DEQ.

2006-2-8

Notes from a joint meeting of the Village, CMDHD, and DEQ.

2006-12-1

Work plan submitted by the Village to the CMDHD and DEQ proposing future steps to address the matter of buildability in the five plats at Lake Isabella with restrictions to on-site well and septic systems.

2007-2-1

Memo from Lake Isabella Village Manager Tim Wolff to State Senator Alan Cropsey requesting assistance in amending the plat restrictions at Lake Isabella.

2007-3-16

Memo from Lake Isabella Manager Tim Wolff to Scott Jones of the CMDHD requesting a review of permits in Lake Isabella Golf Estates II.

2007-3-16

Map showing development history and plat restrictions for Lake Isabella Golf Estates II.

2007-3-19

Memo from the DEQ regarding required information to amend the plat restrictions at Lake Isabella.

2007-8-6

Memo to Village legal counsel requesting a review of options to pursue in removing the plat restrictions at Lake Isabella which effect buildability.

2007-8-8

Memo from Lake Isabella Village Manager Tim Wolff to the CMDHD regarding comments made to a Lake Isabella resident regarding plat restrictions at Lake Isabella.

2007-8-17

Reply from the CMDHD to Lake Isabella Village Manager Tim Wolff regarding memo dated August 8, 2007.

2007-8-29

Reply from the Village to the CMDHD regarding memo dated August 17, 2007.

2007-11-28

Memo from the Village to the DEQ regarding memo dated March 19, 2007.

2008-1-3

E-mail from the DEQ regarding Village memo dated November 28, 2007

2008-8-12

Letter from the Village of Lake Isabella to all owners in unbuildable plats requesting permission to access private property to conduct soil tests.

2008-8-12

Feedback results from February newsletter

2008-11-19

September 2008 Soil Testing Report

2009-05-19

Results from the April, 2009 water quality testing in Lake Isabella Airpark and Canterbury Estates

2009-08-10

Memo from the Central Michigan District Health Department granting preliminary approval for removing the restrictions for Lake Isabella Airpark and Canterbury Estates

2009-08-18

Final Report from Rowe Professional Services on constructing decentralized wastewater collection and treatment systems for Lake Isabella South, Golf Estates II, a portion of Lake Isabella North, and unplatted areas along Coldwater Road.

2009-08-18

Final report from Rowe Professional Services on acquiring and expanding the potable water system to service Lake Isabella North.

2010-02-16

Peer review by Stephens Consulting Services of Rowe Professional Services feasibility study.

2010-03-04

Agreement lifting the restriction of on-site well and septic systems for Lake Isabella Airpark

2010-03-04

Agreement lifting the restriction of on-site well and septic systems for Canterbury Estates

2010-06-29

Final report from Rowe PSC based on peer review comments

2010-12-21

Amended final report from Rowe PSC showing projected costs.

2011-03-26

Village of Lake Isabella USDA Funding Pre-Application

2011-03-26

Public Notice of Intent to determine USDA Funding Eligibility

2011-06-24

USDA Notice of Funding Eligibility

2012-03-01

Notice of General Public Meeting on USDA Funding Application

2012-03-01

Notice of Availability of Preliminary Environmental Report

2012-03-01

Preliminary Environmental Report, USDA Letter of Approval

2012-03-01

Preliminary Environmental Report

2012-03-01

State Historical Preservation Office Letter

 

 

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