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APC MEETING June 8, 2015

 

The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday June 8, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Second Floor, County Building, Monticello, Indiana.

 

Roll Call:

Present: Charles Anderson (President), James Annis, Mark Bentlage, Don Ward, Brad Ward, Richard Lynn, Dennis Sterrett, Dave Stimmel, Joseph Rogers (Nonvoting), Abigail Diener (Non-voting), Tina Cronkhite (Nonvoting), & Jenifer Geiger (Nonvoting). Absent Members: Mike Smolek (Vice President), Cathy Gross, & Dave Rosenbarger.

 

Registered visitors were: David J. Baird, H. Marie Baird, Ralph Widmer, Andy Harmon, Randy Mitchell, Bill Begley, Rex E. Hageman, Kathy Smith, & Phil Vogel.

 

The meeting was called to order by President, Charles Anderson.

 

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Opening Business:

 

Minutes: There was a motion by Dave Stimmell and a second by Brad Ward to approve the meeting minutes of 5/11/2015, so moved.

 

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Rezones

 

#1035-HR Land LLC–B-3 (Highway Business District) to I-1 (Light Industrial District); 5364 S US 231, Wolcott, IN 47995. The property is currently vacant ground, surrounded primarily by A-1 (General Agricultural District) property, with the exception of properties to the North and East which are zoned B-3, Highway Business District. The proposed use for the site is a light manufacturing and assembling company for mobility equipment called Life Essentials.

 

David Baird, Bill Begley, Rex Hageman, & Kathleen Smith were all in person to represent this rezone request. The business owners are in the process of purchasing the parcel from the current owner, Rex Hageman. The current business location is off of US 231 in Brookston, Indiana and business has grown to require a larger facility. David Baird noted that one of the concerns was a possible lack of water at the site and they did recently drill a well that produces 15gal/minute. Charlie Anderson questioned how many feet they drilled and David confirmed 320 feet deep. David stated this request would advance the objectives of the 1995 Comprehensive Plan for the subject area which targeted that area for Commercial/Industrial. Additionally, once they are able to move to a larger facility they hope to add employees within 18-24 month and increase payroll up to $1,000,000.00 per year. The company currently employs approximately 16 employees, with 6 of those being new within the last 6 months. There were no calls to the Building and Planning office regarding this request. There being no additional questions or comments, ballots were passed to board members by Abigail Diener.

 

Ballot Summary:

 

1. The proposed rezoning is consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of the White County Strategic (Comprehensive) Plan and any other applicable planning studies and reports, as adopted and amended from time to time. 6 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: Per Comprehensive Plan

2. The proposed rezoning is compatible with the current conditions (e.g. existing lots, structures and uses) and the overall character of existing development in the immediate vicinity of the subject property.

5 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: N/A

 

3. The proposed rezoning is the most desirable use for which the land in the subject property is adapted.

5 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: N/A

 

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 5 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: N/A

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 6 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: N/A

 

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 6 votes cast; 6 in favor - 0 opposed – 0 Abstentions. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

 

Amendments - None

 

 

Other Business:

  1. Comprehensive Plan Vendor Presentations:

 

Presentations were given by the Houseal Lavigne Associates, HWC Engineering, and RATIO Architects, Inc. as the firms that were chosen for consideration as consultants in developing the new White County Comprehensive Development Plan. Proposals have been previously submitted to the Board for review and were available for each member during the presentations. A short question & answer period followed each presentation.

 

Joe Rogers will resubmit a re-evaluation of the scope of work to each firm to generate new cost proposals to the Board.

 

  1. GIS Updates (added): Joe informed the Board that the GIS has now been updated to include FEMA documentation on parcels in the floodplain. This includes all FARAs (Floodplain Analysis & Regulatory Assessments), Elevation Survey and LOMAs (Letters of Map Amendment) on file with FEMA. There is an action tab in the parcel results that will access any documentation currently on file with FEMA for parcels in the floodplain. Additionally, there has been an Airport Protection Areas data layer added to the Map Contents that highlights the noise restriction areas and height restriction areas around the airport. Gayle Rogers, County Auditor is attending the Aviation meeting this evening to update them on this information.

 

  1. Home Occupations & Disposable Sign Recommendations – Continued until July.

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There being no further business, Brad Ward made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 p.m., with a second from Mark Bentlage.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Donald W. Ward, Secretary

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

Joseph W. Rogers, Executive Director

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

Document Prepared By: White County Area Plan Assistant, Tina Cronkhite “I AFFIRM, UNDER THE PENALTIES FOR PERJURY, THAT I HAVE TAKEN REASONABLE CARE TO REDACT EACH SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IN THIS DOCUMENT, UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF REGULAR SESSION

 

June 08, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.

2nd Floor Conference Room

White County Building

Monticello, IN 47960

 

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AGENDA

 

6:00 P.M.: The White County Area Plan Commission will meet in Regular Session pursuant to Indiana’s Open Meetings Law, I.C. 5-3-1-2 (b):

 

READING OF THE MINUTES – May 11, 2015

 

 

REZONINGS –

 

#1035 – HR Land LLC: B-3 (Highway Business District) to I-1 (Light Industrial District); 5364 S US 231, Wolcott

 

 

AMENDMENTS – None

 

 

BUSINESS –

1) Comprehensive Plan Vendor Presentations

 

 

2) Home Occupation & Disposable Sign Recommendation