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APC MEETING – January 11, 2016

 

The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday January 11th, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Twin Lakes High School, 300 S Third St. Monticello, Indiana.

 

Roll Call: Present: Charles Anderson, James Annis, Richard Bender, Mark Bentlage, Richard Lynn, Doug Pepple, Dave Rosenbarger, Mike Smolek, Dennis Sterrett, Brad Ward, Joseph Rogers (Non-voting), Abigail Diener (Non-voting) & Tina Cronkhite (Non-voting). Absent Members: Dave Stimmel

 

Registered visitors were: (See attached Visitor Registration)

 

The meeting was called to order by Charlie Anderson.

 

 

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Opening Business:

 

A. NEW APC MEMBERS – Charlie Anderson introduced newly appointed APC Board Members replacing Cathy Gross & Don Ward. New members are (Charles) Richard Bender III and Doug Pepple.

 

B. ELECTION OF OFFICERS – Election of officers for the 2016 Area Plan Commission are as follows: Mike Smolek nominated Charlie Anderson as APC President. Jim Annis seconded the nomination. The nomination was unanimously approved and with no objections, so moved. Jim Annis nominated Mike Smolek as APC Vice President. Denny Sterrett seconded the nomination. The nomination was unanimously approved and with no objections, so moved. Joe Rogers made a recommendation the APC nominate Area Plan Administrator, Tina Cronkhite as the APC Secretary. There is no legal requirement that the APC Secretary be a board member. Denny Sterrett made the motion to nominate Tina Cronkhite as APC Secretary. Jim Annis seconded the nomination. The nomination was unanimously approved and with no objections, so moved.

 

C. TECH REVIEW COMMITTEE – Appoint members for 2016 (2015 Members: Don Ward, Dennis Sterrett, Cathy Gross, & Mike Smolek). Director Rogers advised the Board that Don Ward was willing to continue to serve on the Tech Review Committee and that the office supports his continuation in that capacity. No formal action taken. Subject matter continued until the next meeting.

 

D. APC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Appoint the 2016 Area Plan Commission Executive Director. Denny Sterrett nominated Joseph Rogers as APC Executive Director. Jim Annis seconded the nomination. The nomination was unanimously approved and with no objections, so moved.

 

E. MINUTES: There was a motion by Mike Smolek and a second by Brad Ward to approve the meeting minutes of 11/09/2015. Approved unanimously, so moved.

 

 

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Rezones

 

1) #1042-White County Food Pantry: R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business District); 102 W Jefferson St., Reynolds, IN 47980. The proposed use for the site is as a parking lot for the abutting Food Pantry. White County Food Pantry President, Don Kolezar was in person representing the rezone request. Mike Smolek asked how many spaces the proposed parking lot would add. Joe Rogers stated somewhere between15-20 parking spaces will be added on this site.

 

There being no additional questions, ballots were passed out 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. 8 Agree; 2 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

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.

9 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

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

9 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 9 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 10 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 10 in favor - 0 opposed – 0 Abstentions. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

2) #1043-JBW Pork LLC: A-1 (General Agriculture District) to A-2 (Agricultural Industry District); 9929 N 200 W (Bldg 1) & 9935 N 200 W (Bldg 2), Monon, IN 47959; Monon Township, White County, Indiana. The proposed use for the site is a hog confined feeding operation. The proposed operation is for 2 barns at a capacity of 4,620 pigs per barn. Joe Rogers read into record the community contact the office received regarding the rezone request. Chay Riegle with The Herald Journal came in on 1/7/16 to review the rezone folder. Chay requested copies of file documents which included the Staff Report, 1 Mile Buffer Map, A-2 Standards from the 2008 Zoning Ordinance, & the Applicant Letter of Intent. One other call came in to the office requesting how far this rezone petition was from the late and was advised of that information. Joe also read a letter received in the office opposing the request (see file for letter). It is the opinion of the staff that the letter opposing the petition was making reference to a previous rezone request that was not being heard on this date.

 

Attorney, Don Shelmon was in person representing the rezone request on behalf of the owner and applicant, Joel Putt, also in attendance. The proposed 34+ acre parcel is currently a vacant agriculture wooded lot. The properties surrounding the parcel are all A-1 (General Agriculture District), primarily used for crop production.

 

Attorney Shelmon stated that the existing wooded area on the parcel will provide screening of noise and smell and that the White County Highway Dept. was consulted for a recommended route of ingress/egress to the property. The recommendation was that traffic entering from the north use CR 1100 N to 200 W and traffic entering from the south use CR 900 N to 200 W. Fans will also be added to the ends of each building, directed from the west to the east, in the opposite direction from the closest residence. Water usage at the site is estimated to be at approximately 12-13 gallons per minute. All IDEM requirements will be met per the state which would then allow the of any local permits. The site meets the developmental standards for an A-2 district as provided for in Chapter 2, Section 2.5, Subsection 2.5.2. In addition, the drainage plan for the site will be submitted to the White County Drainage Board for approval prior to construction. Manure application will be injected into the soil, not spread on top, as required by IDEM. There will be a bait system put in place to control flies as well as spraying to control flies, weather permitting. The applicant has an existing CFO approximately one-quarter mile south of the requested site, with no documented complaints or violations, and stated that bio-security from the prevalent bird flu diseases was the reason for needing to separate these barns from the current location.

 

President, Charlie Anderson, stated the A-2 standards requirement to the nearest resident is a 1320 ft. distance. He asked if the applicant intended to obtain a survey to verify meeting this requirement since the distance map generated on the GIS shows the residence location extremely close to the standard. Don Shelmon agreed to adjust the placement of the barns to confirm compliance to the distance requirements per the ordinance.

 

Mike Veenhuizen, Senior Engineer with Livestock Engineering Solutions gave construction specifications on the proposed buildings and manure tanks. The Board then opened the hearing to the general public for comments and questions.

 

The following registered visitors spoke in opposition to the proposed confined feeding operation: Kerry Wheeldon, Larry Brown, Marsela Constag, Mary Beth Misiak, Bonnie Woods, Herb Dickle, and Rhonda Williams. The concerns from residents opposing the petition included issues pertaining to road conditions and maintenance, the residency of the applicant, the location from the site to the Big Monon, effects on property taxes, noise, traffic, odor, water contamination (specifically into the Big Monon and the Brown Ditch) and setbacks/buffering to the lakes.

 

Mike Veenhuizen assured the Board that IDEM has very stringent setback and regulation requirements which must be met and maintained relating to confined feeding operations which any CAFO site must comply to. In addition, IDEM does regular inspections.

 

Property owner and applicant, Joel Putt, stated that one truck hauls 170 hogs. Feed trucks come in from the north and back out to the north 95% of the time.

 

Charlie Anderson asked by show of hands if the Board wanted to postpone a vote or vote at this time. By majority, the Board decided to vote on the rezone petition.

 

There being no additional questions, ballots were passed out 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. 8 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 1 Disagree; Comments: Ag Area; Building needs to be moved back 150’

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.

8 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 1 Disagree; Comments: Another facility in the area; Existing structure ¼ - ½ mile South; Existing CAFO in area

 

 

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

3 Agree; 4 No Opinion; 3 Disagree; Comments: Should be left as green space

 

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 2 Agree; 4 No Opinion; 4 Disagree; Comments: Studies show (Purdue Report ID 363) there generally is a negative impact on property values; Area is too close to Brown Ditch; Will increase traffic and odor in the area

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 5 Agree; 3 No Opinion; 2 Disagree; Comments: Wonder if area needs another hog operation; Ongoing concerns with deteriorating County Roads specifically CR 900N

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 7 in favor - 3 opposed – 0 Abstentions. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

Amendments - None

 

 

SUBDIVISIONS –

1) #333-Hlatko Subdivision- Joseph N Hlatko & Maureen L Hlatko Revoc Trust DTD 3-19-03 c/o: Bob Gross, R. W. Gross

& Associates; Lake Rd. 28 E.; Liberty Township; Monticello, IN 47960: New Two (2) Lot Minor Subdivision.

 

Joe Rogers introduced the petition to the Board and the review timeline. Joe also read the citizen feedback log which did not include any objections to the request. The property owner wishes to split the 7.404 acre parcel into 2 separate lots, Lot 1 being 1.059 acres and Lot 2 being 6.345. The A-1 zoning will remain for both lots. Lot #1 proposed use is a residential lot, with Lot #2 remaining as an agricultural lot. There is no history of any rezones or variances on file for this parcel. Plat review was conducted by the Tech Review Committee (see minutes dated October 27, 2015). A follow up request for clarification was made by the Executive Director (see follow up correspondence dated November 9, 2015). All changes requested by the Tech Review Committee and Director Rogers have been incorporated into the plat. The only remaining issue of the Staff was that the Area Plan approval authorization language must be added to the plat.

 

Bob Gross was in person to represent the subdivision petition. Property owner, Maureen Hlatko, was also in attendance. There being no additional questions, ballots were passed out by Abigail Diener. President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 10 in favor - 0 opposed – 0 Abstentions. See attached Finding of Fact: Minor Subdivision #333; Hlatko Subdivision.

 

 

2) #SA102915- Hinterland Trails Sub 1- Lot 4 and Replatting of Hinterland Trails Sub Lots 1, 2 & 3-Lot 3; - Rodney A

Pool; 1200 N Hinterland Ct.; Union Township; Monticello, Indiana 47960: Amend the Minimum Building Setbacks:

 

Joe Rogers introduced the petition to the Board and the review timeline. Joe also read the citizen feedback log which did not include any objections to the request. A variance request #119 was approved on 8/17/1978 to amend the side yard setbacks for all lots in Hinterland Trails Subdivision (lots #1 through #32) to 12.5’ from the 20’ required on the original plat. Subdivision owner, Gregory D. Vogel applied for a Replat of Lots 1, 2, & 3 to relocate the 50’ roadway, now known as Hinterland Court. In 1997, Greg Vogel applied to amend the building setbacks of Lot 3 in the Replatting of Lots 1, 2, & 3 in Hinterland Trails #1 Subdivision & Lot #4 in Hinterland Trails #1 Subdivision, Variance #867. Lots #3 & #4 were combined into Parcel ID # 91-73-28-000-006.303-020 and current owner, Rodney A Pool, is requesting to amend the minimum building setbacks to all 4 property lines for this parcel. Plat review was conducted by the Tech Review Committee (see minutes dated November 10, 2015).

 

 

Bob Gross was in person to represent the subdivision petition, along with property owner, Rod Pool. Surrounding property owners, Julie Huff and Mary Krulik, asked what the use will be of the proposed building and what type of construction it will be. Rod described a stick-built building with a concrete floor and siding to match his residence used for personal storage.

 

There being no additional questions, ballots were passed out by Abigail Diener. President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 10 in favor - 0 opposed – 0 Abstentions. See Finding of Fact #SA102915- Hinterland Trails Sub 1 and Replat of Lots 1, 2, & 3.

 

Other Business:

1) Compact Housing Update - Appendix B, Bulk Use Standards, Parking Requirements, RV Homes, & Definition Amendments & Committee Recommendations were presented to the Board by Joe Rogers. Committee Member, Gayle Rogers answered questions from the Board relating to the proposed changes to the Bulk Use Chart. The Board will review the proposed recommendations and provide feedback to the Area Plan Office by the end of January for final approval at the March 14th meeting.

 

2) Day Care Update – Appendix A-Child Care Center, Child Care Home & Child Care House Amended ; Chapter 3-3.1 Home Occupations amended. Joe Rogers asked the Board to address the ongoing concerns of “Intensity of Use” of Childcare Home and Childcare House home occupations in residential neighborhoods. Amendments were presented to the Board for review and the Board was asked to submit feedback to the Area Plan office. Brooke Johnson, owner of Little Raskel’s Daycare had several questions and concerns pertaining to the proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance. After much discussion, the Board requested that Brooke submit her concerns in writing to Joe Rogers, Executive Director, and he will forward those concerns to the Board for consideration.

 

3) Zoning Task Force – Joe Rogers suggested implementing a Zoning Task Force to clean up several areas of the White County Zoning Ordinance that need to be proactively addressed. Especially with the new Comprehensive Development Plan, there will be many items that trigger a need for change that the Building & Planning office does not have time to facilitate. Joe asked the Board to allow the Area Plan office to set up a task force of 5-7 individuals who will volunteer to meet at least 2 times per month to begin sorting through the Zoning Ordinance chapter by chapter and identify problem areas and make suggestions that coincide with the Comp Plan and present them all at once to the Board for approval. Mike Smolek made a motion to allow Joe to implement a Zoning Task Force to begin making these updates. Richard Lynn seconded and with all in favor, motion was approved.

 

4) Comprehensive Development Plan – The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee kickoff meeting will be help on Friday, January 15, 2016. Representatives from RATIO Architects, Inc. will take a driving tour of the County with Director Rogers. This tour will be followed by a meeting in the Commissioner’s Conference Room at 1:30 p.m.

 

5) Annual Report – White County Building & Planning Dept. 2015 Annual Report was emailed to the APC Board members on January 4, 2016. Hard copies are available from the office upon request.

 

 

 

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There being no further business, Charlie Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:58 p.m., with a second from Jim Annis. President Anderson called the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Tina M Cronkhite, Secretary

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

Joseph W. Rogers, Executive Director

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

Document Prepared By: White County Area Plan Secretary, 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

 

January 11, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.

***TWIN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA***

300 South Third Street

Monticello, IN 47960

 

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AGENDA

 

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):

 

A. NEW APC MEMBERS – Introduce new APC Board Members

 

B. ELECTION OF OFFICERS – Elect officers for the 2016 Area Plan Commission

 

C. TECH REVIEW COMMITTEE –Appoint members for 2016

 

D. APC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Appoint the 2016 Area Plan Commission Executive Director

 

E. READING OF THE MINUTES – Approve minutes from November 9, 2015 APC meeting.

 

F. REZONINGS – 1) #1042 – White County Food Pantry, Inc.-1860 N Francis St., Monticello - R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business District): For the development of a parking lot.

 

2) #1043 – JBW Pork LLC – 9929 N 200 W (Bldg 1) & 9935 N 200 W (Bldg 2), Monon – A-1 (General Agriculture District) to A-2 (Agricultural Industry District): For the purpose of hog confinement buildings.

 

G. AMENDMENTS – None

 

H. SUBDIVISIONS – 1) #333-Hlatko Subdivision- Joseph N Hlatko & Maureen L Hlatko Revoc Trust DTD 3-19-03 c/o: Bob Gross, R. W. Gross & Associates; Lake Rd. 28 E.; Liberty Township; Monticello, IN 47960: New Two (2) Lot Minor Subdivision.

 

2) #SA102915- Hinterland Trails Sub 1- Lot 4 and Replatting of Hinterland Trails Sub Lots 1, 2 & 3-Lot 3; - Rodney A Pool; 1200 N Hinterland Ct.; Union Township; Monticello, Indiana 47960: Amend the Minimum Building Setbacks

 

I. BUSINESS –

1) Compact Housing Update - Appendix B – Bulk Use Standards Amended & Committee Recommendations

 

2) Day Care Center Update – Appendix A-Child Care Center, Child Care Home & Child Care House Amended ; Chapter 3-3.1 Home Occupations amended

 

3) Zoning Task Force –

 

4) Comprehensive Development Plan –

 

5) Annual Report – White County Building & Planning Dept. 2015 Annual Report

 

Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations for participation in this event should contact the White County Title VI Coordinator a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting at:

Leah Hull, Title VI Coordinator - 110 N MAIN ST., PO BOX 260, MONTICELLO, IN 47960 - 574-583-4585

White County Building & Planning

110 N Main St. PO Box 851 Monticello, IN 47960

Phone: (574)583-7355 Fax: (574)583-4624

www.whitecountyindiana.us

October 27, 2015

 

Mr. Bob Gross

111 S. Main Street

Monticello, IN 47960

 

Ref: Hlatko Subdivision

Applicant: Maureen L. Hlatko

Point of Contact: Robert W. Gross

 

Dear Mr. Gross,

 

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the Area Plan Technical Review Committee reviewed the plans for the proposed subdivision identified as Hlatko Subdivision. In attendance: Tech Committee Members: D. Sterrett, D. Ward, J. Rogers. General: Brad Ward, Doug Wagner, Bob Gross, Eric Hendress.

 

In advance e-mail notifications received from Mike Darter, TLRSD and Sharon Watson, Soil and Conservation; no issues reported. Staff received call from Mike Kyburz; he reported no issues with the proposed plat. Following is a summary of that meeting:

 

  1. The east property line abuts the platted road intended for access to the property thereby establishing a front lot line subject to a front setback of 30’ vs 10’ shown, please change setback callout;

  2. Lot 1 is not identified with a zoning district assignment, please add the A-1 zoning designation to Lot 1;

  3. Setbacks shown on plat are intended for principal structures only, plat needs to add footnote indicating the specific accessory structure setbacks to be applied to Lot 1 and Lot 2;

  4. Tech Review requested a 19’ ROW easement across the north property lines of Lot 1 & 2, abutting Blue Spruce Drive;

  5. Tech Review requested a 50’ property line width for Lot 1 property line which abuts Blue Spruce Drive;

  6. Tech Review requested north property line dimension across Lot 2 be added to the plat;

  7. Tech Review requested a 5’ ROW easement be provided along the east property line of Lot 2;

  8. The Point of Beginning needs to be identified on the plat;

  9. Applicant should be able to adjust property lines for Lot 1 as long as 1 acre minimum lot size is maintained.

 

No other issues were voiced and no additional request made of applicant.

Meeting adjourned.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Joe Rogers

Executive Director

White County Area Plan

White County Building & Planning

110 N Main St. PO Box 851 Monticello, IN 47960

Phone: (574)583-7355 Fax: (574)583-4624

www.whitecountyindiana.us

 

 

 

November 9, 2015

 

Mr. Bob Gross

111 S. Main Street

Monticello, IN 47960

 

Ref: Hlatko Subdivision

Applicant: Maureen L. Hlatko

Point of Contact: Robert W. Gross

 

Dear Mr. Gross,

 

I have reviewed the plat submittal for Hlatko Subdivision which reflected the changes requested by the Tech Review Committee. Everything looks good except I’d like to see further clarification on the setbacks.

 

The Staff preference is that setbacks be specified numerically for both Principal and Accessory structures. For example:

Accessory Structure Setbacks:

Front – as platted for Principal Structures

Side - 6’

Rear – 6’

Or, whatever numbers your client intends to request. By putting a specific value to the setbacks, future misunderstandings are avoided as the ordinance changes from time to time.

 

Please change in time for the January hearing. If you have any questions, let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Joe Rogers

Executive Director

White County Area Plan

 

 

 

 

W hite County Building & Planning

110 N Main St. PO Box 851 Monticello, IN 47960

Phone: (574)583-7355 Fax: (574)583-4624

www.whitecountyindiana.us

 

 

FINDINGS OF FACT

 

FILE #

Minor Subdivision #333; Hlatko Subdivision

APPLICANT

Joseph N Hlatko & Maureen L Hlatko Revoc Trust DTD 3-19-03 c/o: Bob Gross, R. W. Gross & Associates

IDENTIFICATION

A tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section Eight (8), Township Twenty-seven (27) North, Range Three (3) West, of the Second Principal Meridian; in Liberty Township, White County, Indiana

LOCATION

91-73-08-000-013.300-011 (008-63080-00) – Lake Rd. 28 E, Monticello

REQUEST(S)

New Two (2) Lot Minor Subdivision

PURPOSE

 

To provide a lot for residential use (Lot #1), the remaining (Lot #2) would remained utilized for General Agriculture.

HEARING DATE

January 11, 2016

 

The Area Plan Commission (hereinafter referred to as “Board”) of White County, Indiana, at a public meeting, properly advertised pursuant to IC 5-3-1-2 and IC 5-3-1-4, having heard testimony and reviewed evidence related to the following request(s), does now enter the following

Findings of Fact:

 

  1. The property is located in an A-1, General Agriculture District;

  2. A minor subdivision is provided for by Chapter 4 of the White County Indiana Subdivision Control Ordinance;

  3. The proposal calls for Lot #1 and Lot #2 to be remain as an A-1 District (General Agriculture), with Lot #1 to be used for residential purposes and Lot #2 to remain in use for general agricultural purposes;

  4. The property is located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section Eight (8), Township Twenty-seven (27) North, Range Three (3) West, of the Second Principal Meridian; in Liberty Township, White County, Indiana, also known as E Lake 28, Monticello;

  5. The property lies in a geographic area primarily dedicated to residential and agricultural uses;

  6. The current use of the lot is vacant agricultural ground;

  7. The applicant provided an initial plat dated October 1, 2015, received October 14, 2015 on which included the property boundaries, the location of the proposed lots, and the minimum building setbacks for principal structures and other pertinent subdivision standards for the purpose of Tech Review (see file for plat);

 

  1. The applicant provided a revised plat dated October 1, 2015, received Nov 4, 2015 which incorporating changes suggested by the Tech Review Committee (see file for revised plat);

  2. The applicant provided a revised plat dated October 1, 2015, received Nov 20, 2015 incorporating clarifications requested by the Executive Director and which was subsequently submitted to the Area Plan Commission for consideration (see file for final submittal plat;

  3. Joe Rogers provided minutes to the Board from the October 27, 2015 Tech Review Committee meeting and the requested action items for the applicant (refer to file for minutes). All changes requested by the Tech Review Committee were incorporated into the plat and resubmitted on November 4, 2015. A follow up request for clarification was made by the Executive Director dated November 9, 2015 (refer to file for Nov 9, 2015 letter). The applicant provided an updated plat on November 20, 2015 with the requested action items modified per the Executive Director’s clarification request. The only remaining issue of the Staff is that the Area Plan approval authorization language must be added to the plat;

  4. Proper notice of the amendment request was given by mail to adjoining property owners;

  5. The amendment request was advertised in the paper as required by IC 5-3-1-2 and IC 5-3-1-4;

  6. The Staff received no general communications from the community against the proposed subdivision; the Staff had two communications from the citizenry in support of the proposed subdivision (refer to file for Feedback Log.

  7. In attendance at the hearing pertaining to this matter were Maureen Hlatko (property owner) and Robert W. Gross (property owner’s representative)

  8. Director Rogers gave a summary of the request and the evaluation activities which have led up to the hearing and answered questions of the Board;

  9. Robert W. Gross spoke in favor of the request on behalf of the applicant and answered questions from the Board;

  10. No one further addressed the Board, either in support of or against the request or with general questions.

Ordinance Consideration Criteria

The Board determined that the Standards of the White County Indiana Subdivision Control Ordinance have been met.

For that reason, the Board gave PRIMARY APPROVAL of the request for a new subdivision to be identified as Hlatko Subdivision, and it was so ordered, January 11, 2016.

 

 

Area Plan Commission

 

 

Joseph W. Rogers, Executive Director Tina M Cronkhite, Secretary

White County Area Plan Area Plan Commission

 

 

 

White County Building & Planning

110 N Main St. PO Box 851 Monticello, IN 47960

Phone: (574)583-7355 Fax: (574)583-4624

www.whitecountyindiana.us



Nov 10, 2015

 

Mr. Bob Gross

111 S. Main Street

Monticello, IN 47960

 

Ref: Hinterland Trails Subdivision 1

Applicant: Rod Pool

Point of Contact: Robert W. Gross

 

Dear Mr. Gross,

 

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, the Area Plan Technical Review Committee reviewed the plans for a proposed amendment to the subdivision identified as Hinterland Trails Subdivision 1 – this would be the second classified amendment to this plat. The first was to relocate a platted road within the subdivision.

In attendance: Tech Committee Members: D. Sterrett, D. Ward, J. Rogers

Absent: Mike Smolek & Cathy Gross

General: Brad Ward, Doug Wagner, Bob Gross, Rod Pool, Jim Reynolds

 

In advance, e-mail notifications received from Sharon Watson, Soil and Conservation; no issues reported.

 

Following is a summary of that meeting:

  1. Tech review request the two front setbacks be increased from the 25’ requested, to 30’ as required for R-2 Districts by zoning ordinance;

  2. It was requested the plat include the setbacks applicable to principal structures and to accessory structures;

  3. Discussion was held on requesting additional ROW easement; however, after discussion it was decided this was not practical in this case, no request made of applicant.

 

Having heard no other issues related to the plat submission, the meeting was adjourned. The amended plat will be scheduled for the January 11, 2016 APC meeting.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Joe Rogers

Executive Director

White County Area Plan

 

 

W hite County Building & Planning

110 N Main St. PO Box 851 Monticello, IN 47960

Phone: (574)583-7355 Fax: (574)583-4624

www.whitecountyindiana.us

 

 

FINDINGS OF FACT

 

FILE #

Amended Subdivision #SA102915; Hinterland Trails 1 Subdivision

APPLICANT

Rodney A. Pool

IDENTIFICATION

HINTERLAND TRAILS SUB 1 LOT 4 & LOT 3 REVISED; Union Township, White County, Indiana

LOCATION

Parcel ID # 91-73-28-000-006.303-020 (014-37320-03); 1200 N Hinterland Ct.

REQUEST(S)

Amend the minimum building setbacks for Lots #3 & #4

PURPOSE

For development of a proposed accessory building.

HEARING DATE

January 11, 2016

 

The Area Plan Commission (hereinafter referred to as “Board”) of White County, Indiana, at a public meeting, properly advertised pursuant to IC 5-3-1-2 and IC 5-3-1-4, having heard testimony and reviewed evidence related to the following request(s), does now enter the following

Findings of Fact:

 

  1. The property is located in a R-2, Single and Two-Family Residential District;

  2. The property is located in the HINTERLAND TRAILS SUB 1 LOT 4 & LOT 3 REVISED; in Union Township, White County, Indiana, also known as 1200 N Hinterland Ct., Monticello;

  3. The proposal calls for Lot #3 and Lot #4 to be remain as a R-2 District (Single & Two-Family Residential);

  4. The property lies in a geographic area primarily dedicated to residential uses;

  5. The current use of the lot is for residential purposes;

  6. The applicant provided an initial plat dated October 16, 2015, received October 29, 2015 on which included the property boundaries, the location of the proposed building, and the minimum building setbacks for principal structures and other pertinent subdivision standards for the purpose of Tech Review (see file for plat);

 

  1. The applicant provided a revised plat dated October 16, 2015, received November 13, 2015 which incorporating changes suggested by the Tech Review Committee (see file for revised plat Amended Plat No. 2) which was subsequently submitted to the Area Plan Commission for consideration;

 

  1. Joe Rogers provided minutes to the Board from the November 10, 2015 Tech Review Committee meeting and the requested action items for the applicant (refer to file for minutes). All changes requested by the Tech Review Committee were incorporated into the plat and resubmitted on November 13, 2015.

  2. Proper notice of the amendment request was given by mail to adjoining property owners;

  3. The amendment request was advertised in the paper as required by IC 5-3-1-2 and IC 5-3-1-4;

  4. The Staff received no general communications from the community against the proposed subdivision; the Staff had two communications from the citizenry in support of the proposed subdivision (refer to file for Feedback Log.

  5. In attendance at the hearing pertaining to this matter were Rod A Pool (property owner) and Robert W. Gross (property owner’s representative)

  6. Director Rogers gave a summary of the request and the evaluation activities which have led up to the hearing and answered questions of the Board;

  7. Robert W. Gross spoke in favor of the request on behalf of the applicant and property owner Rod Pool answered questions from the public and the Board;

  8. No one further addressed the Board, either in support of or against the request or with general questions.



Ordinance Consideration Criteria

The Board determined that the Standards of the White County Indiana Subdivision Control Ordinance have been met.



For that reason, the Board gave PRIMARY APPROVAL of the request for a new subdivision to be identified as Hinterland Trails 1 & Replat of Hinterland Trails 1 Lots 1, 2, & 3 Subdivisions, and it was so ordered, January 11, 2016.

 

 

Area Plan Commission

 

 

Joseph W. Rogers, Executive Director Tina M Cronkhite, Secretary

White County Area Plan Area Plan Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION

 

Minutes of Special Meeting

 

January 14, 2016

4:00 p.m.

Council Room

White County Government Center

Monticello, IN 47960

 

In attendance: Charlie Anderson, Denny Sterrett, Mark Bentlage, Mike Smolek, Jim Annis, Richard Lynn, Doug Pepple, Brad Ward, Executive Director Rogers

 

Absent: Abigail Diener (APC Attorney), Dave Stimmel, Dave Rosenbarger, Rich Bender

 

Guest: Tina Bernacchi, Doug Wagner, Gayle Rogers, Art Anderson, Dave Diener, Butch Kramer

 

The meeting was opened by Vice President Mike Smolek then taken over by Charlie Anderson, President, upon his arrival.

 

Mike Smolek opened the meeting by indicating a need to find a replacement for Director Rogers based on Director Rogers’ December resignation letter.

 

Director Rogers shared with the Board that he had spoken with various officials and that there was a concern with hiring a replacement Director and establishing a June deadline when the County will be in the middle of developing a new Comprehensive Plan. Director Rogers was involved in discussions which resulted in an alternative consideration, i.e., to hire an assistant director to work under Joe with no definitive time line for transition. A transition would occur when all parties agree that the assistant is ready to assume director responsibilities.

 

County Commissioner, Dave Diener, advised the Board that the Commissioners supported a more methodical approach to a change in leadership and that it was important that Director Rogers remain in his position until all are comfortable with a change and until the Comprehensive Plan is complete. Further, the Commissioners would support providing additional funding to accomplish this alternative approach and will recommend to the Council to do so.

 

County Council President Butch Kramer advised the Area Plan Commission that the County Council was well aware that they would need to address potential funding regardless of which avenue of replacement was selected and they could do so at their next meeting.

 

Much dialog occurred between the Board, Director Rogers, Commissioner Diener, Councilman Kramer and County Councilman Art Anderson.

 

The discussion resulted in the Board requesting Director Rogers to approach the County Commissioners and the County Council with a plan to recruit an assistant director, in a salary range of $40-43,000 with no established deadline for Director Roger’s departure.

 

The Board approved this plan by a vote of 8 in favor, 0 against.

 

Upon approval of the County Commissioners and Council, the Board directed Director Rogers to move ahead with ad placement and the employee selection process in an expeditious fashion.

 

Meeting adjourned.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

Joseph W. Rogers, Executive Director

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

Attest Approval:

 

 

 

Tina Cronkhite, Secretary

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document Prepared By: White County Area Plan Secretary, 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.”