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APC MEETING – April 11, 2016

 

The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday April 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, Richard Lynn, Doug Pepple, Dave Rosenbarger, Mike Smolek, Dennis Sterrett, Dave Stimmel, Brad Ward, Joseph Rogers (Non-voting), Abigail Diener (Non-voting) & Tina Cronkhite (Non-voting). Absent members were: Mark Bentlage

 

Registered visitors were: (See attached Visitor Registration)

 

The meeting was called to order by Charlie Anderson.

 

 

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Opening Business:

 

MINUTES: There was a motion by Dave Stimmel and a second by Jim Annis to approve the meeting minutes of 03/14/16 APC and 03/30/16 APC Special Meeting. Approved unanimously, so moved.

 

 

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Rezones

 

#1037 – Kingsley: B-2 (General Business District) to R-2 (Single & Two-Family Residential District); 6101 E US HWY 24, Monticello, IN 47960. Applicant requested in office on 3/24/16 that petition be heard. Scheduled for the 5/9/16 APC Meeting.

 

#1047 – A & L Dahlenburg: A-1 (General Agriculture District) to A-2 (Agricultural Industry District); 3327 & 3303 W 100 S, Reynolds, IN 47980. The application is for the proposed use of a confined feeding operation. Daniel Dahlenburg was present to represent this rezone request. Michael Veenhuisen, Livestock Engineering Solutions, expanded on the details of this request. Two (2) buildings are proposed that will house approximately 4600 head each. The site meets the current A-2 developmental standards according to the maps generated by the applicant. The applicant also provided a letter from the White County Highway Dept. that confirms a preferred and committed route for site access. A screening buffer will also be provided per the plans submitted on the West and North sides of the property.

 

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. 9 Agree; 1 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.

10 Agree; 0 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.

6 Agree; 4 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 6 Agree; 4 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 9 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 10 in Favor - 0 Opposed – 0 No Recommendation. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

#1048 – Dahlenburg Farms LLC: A-1 (General Agriculture District) to A-2 (Agricultural Industry District); 2216 & 2238 E Smithson Rd., Monticello, IN 47960. The application is for the proposed use of a confined feeding operation. Joe Rogers, Executive Director, read into the record a letter received in the office expressing concerns about the roads (see file). Joe also clarified the acceptability of measuring in terms of mapping in rezone requests to identify compliance to developmental standards. The zoning ordinance does not allow applicants to decide what measuring tool they can use. The only acceptable measuring tool to verify accuracy of distances is by a certified surveyor. The Area Plan office is required to determine when a survey is necessary by an applicant. For this specific request, the office questions the distance between the nearest residential structure and the closest barn. The office may require the barn to be moved or a survey provided, demonstrating the exact distance to the nearest residence before issuing a building permit for construction on the barns. Cody Snyder was in person to represent this rezone petition, along with Mike Veenhuisen, Livestock Engineering Solutions. The property is to transferred to Arrowhead Swine upon approval of the rezone request to construct and operate the confined feeding operation. Mr. Veenhuisen questioned whether all A-2 rezone requests will need to be accompanied by a survey to satisfy the measurement requirements. Joe Rogers, Executive Director, advised that any requests that measure within 10% of the required distance can be subject to a request for survey. Neighboring property owner, Ken Schnettler, voiced concerns regarding the integrity of the road. Mike Veenhuisen explained that traffic will be limited to feed deliveries 1-3 times per week and only concentrated traffic twice per year, bringing pigs in and out. Loading will also take place at 3a.m. and will be gone by 7a.m., keeping traffic minimal to neighbors.

 

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. 9 Agree; 1 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.

7 Agree; 3 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.

6 Agree; 4 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 5 Agree; 5 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 8 Agree; 2 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 10 in Favor - 0 opposed – 0 No Recommendation. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

#1051 – Annis Mini Mart Inc.: R-2 (Single & Two-Family Residential District) to B-2 (General Business District); 901 N Market St., Monon, IN 47959. The application is for the proposed use of future business development. The property was formerly used as part of the customer parking area for the Annis Grocery Store that was destroyed in a storm in 2002. Executive Director, Joe Rogers, represented this request for rezone on behalf of Board member, Jim Annis. The site would meet the area and width standards for a B-2 District upon combining of the property with the parcels to the north. The parcel is located in a fairly highly concentrated business district area and the Staff believes the rezone request is consistent with the White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance. There was no community response received in the office pertaining to this rezone request.

 

There being no additional questions, APC Board Member, Jim Annis recused himself and 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. 9 Agree; 0 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; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments:

 

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

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

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 9 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 9 votes cast; 9 in Favor - 0 Opposed – 0 No Recommendation. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

 

 

Amendments -

 

#A48: CH 2 District Boundaries and Standards – #A48: CH 2 District Boundaries and Standards – 2.5.1 A-1 General Agricultural District; 2.5.2 A-2 Agricultural Industry Standards & CH 3 CFO/CAFO Additional Development and Use Standards – 3.17.1-Setbacks and 3.17.2-IDEM

 

Joe Rogers, APC Executive Director, introduced this amendment proposal. Following the March 14, 2016 APC Meeting, a Special Meeting was held on March 30, 2016 to finalize the amendment. No additional changes were made to the Chapter 2 proposal and there was a language change in the Chapter 3 header that was proposed. County Commissioner, John Heimlich, shared that the 2 main items from the Commissioner’s standpoint are the 1 ½ mile setback to the shoreline & residential intrusion of new construction into Ag districts. All building permit applications will have the updated language in the Agricultural Operations “Right to Farm” added to the existing operations clause. A waiver will be made available for property owners for the 1320’ setback for a house located on an A-2 parcel and the final issue of grandfathering of existing operations to be allowed to expand as long as it is no closer than the current existing setback to the nearest residence.

 

Joe Rogers clarified some questions regarding the waiver application and the measuring of the distance to the property line brought up by Jeff Demerly, Ag Supporter and Paul Neumann, Treasurer of Sycamore Acres Homeowners Association.

 

With no additional questions, the Board voted unanimously by show of hands to approve the amendment.

 

 

Other Business: 1) Compact Housing Update - Continued from 01/11/16 - Appendix B – Bulk Use Standards Amended and Committee Recommendations. Joe Rogers, Executive Director, informed the Board that the developmental standards pertaining to Compact Housing will be presented at the June APC meeting.

 

2) Comprehensive Development Plan – Ongoing – Public Workshops are being held on April 12, 2016.

- Workshop 1: April 12, 2016 - 4:30 - 6 pm at Roosevelt Middle School - 721 W. Broadway, Monticello, IN

- Workshop 2: April 12, 2016 - 6:30-8 pm at the Old Reynolds School Building - 401 W. 2nd Street, Reynolds, IN

 

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There being no further business, Rich Bender made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:00p.m., with a second from Brad Ward. 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

 

April 11, 20166:00 p.m.

***Twin Lakes High School Cafeteria***

300 S 3rd St., 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):

READING OF THE MINUTES – Approve 03/14/16 APC Meeting Minutes & 03/30/16 APC Special Meeting

 

REZONINGS – #1037 – Kingsley: B-2 (General Business District) to R-2 (Single & Two-Family Residential District); 6101 E US HWY 24, Monticello, IN 47960. This application was continued from 08/10/2015 and rescheduled for 03/14/16 per applicant request. Applicant requested in office on 3/24/16 that petition be heard. Scheduled for the 5/9/16 APC Meeting.

 

#1047 – A & L Dahlenburg: A-1 (General Agriculture District) to A-2 (Agricultural Industry District); 3327 & 3303 W 100 S, Reynolds, IN 47980. The application is for the proposed use of a confined feeding operation.

 

#1048 – Dahlenburg Farms LLC: A-1 (General Agriculture District) to A-2 (Agricultural Industry District); 2216 & 2238 E Smithson Rd., Monticello, IN 47960. The application is for the proposed use of a confined feeding operation.

 

#1051 – Annis Mini Mart Inc.: R-2 (Single & Two-Family Residential District) to B-2 (General Business District); 901 N Market St., Monon, IN 47959. The application is for the proposed use of future business development.

 

AMENDMENTS –

 

#A48: CH 2 District Boundaries and Standards – 2.5.1 A-1 General Agricultural District; 2.5.2 A-2 Agricultural Industry Standards & CH 3 CFO/CAFO Additional Development and Use Standards – 3.17.1-Setbacks and 3.17.2-IDEM

 

BUSINESS -

 

1) Compact Housing Update – Continued to 5/09/16 - Appendix B – Bulk Use Standards Amended and Committee Recommendations

 

2) Comprehensive Development Plan – Ongoing – Updates & highlights from Stakeholder & Steering Committee Mtgs. on 02/19/16 and 02/26/16. Public Workshops scheduled for April 12, 2016. (Flyers available)

 

 

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