LINCOLN TOWNSHIP — Robert McLean of Paris Township was appointed to the newly-formed Lincoln Township Planning Commission.
McLean is also the vice chair of the Huron County Planning Commission.
He was appointed to the Lincoln Township commission by a 4-to-1 vote Monday night at the regular meeting of the Lincoln Township Board of Trustees.
Trustee Timothy Pawlowski abstained on all votes appointing planning commissioners.
The other appointees were: Ivan Tomlinson, Dave Bambach, Treasurer Pat Weber and Ken Weber.
They will be paid $35 per meeting.
Five members of the public attended the meeting, including Lincoln Township resident Carl Duda, who also sits on the county planning commission.
Duda offered his own slate of appointees during the first public comment session.
He said at the second public comment session that he was disappointed in the choices of the board because two members of the planning commission have wind contracts: Pat Weber and Ken Weber.
He had urged the board not to put anyone with contracts onto the planning commission.
“If you appoint someone with a contract, you might as well put the fox in the hen house,” Duda said.
Trustee John Wisneski noted that the planning commission will not just deal with wind energy.
“It’s not just for the windmills. It’s for everything,” he said.
The board voted to opt out of Huron County’s zoning jurisdiction, and form its own planning commission last summer, but it was challenged by referendum vote.
That May 2 vote turned out in favor of establishing the commission.