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APC MEETING – January 9, 2017

 

The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday January 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Second Floor, County Building, Monticello, Indiana.

 

Roll Call: Board Members Present: Charles Anderson, James Annis, Richard Lynn, Doug Pepple, Dennis Sterrett, Dave Stimmel, Brad Ward, Abbey Gross. Board Members Absent: Dave Rosenbarger and Mike Smolek

 

Planning Department Representatives: Joseph Rogers, Executive Director; Tina Cronkhite, Secretary; and, Abigail Diener (Attorney)

 

Registered visitors were: Koty Lear, Kerri Lear, Mark Lear, Jeremy Lear, Shae Lear, Larissa Landis, Doug Wagner, Tiffany Rolin, Clayton Lear, Jill Blume, Bianca Zaklikowski, Randy Stearns, and Austin Stearns.

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Charlie Anderson.

 

 

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Approval Of The Minutes: There was a motion by Doug Pepple and a second by Jim Annis to approve the meeting minutes of 11/14/16 APC Meeting. Approved unanimously, so moved.

 

 

 

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Opening Business:

 

1) Elect APC Officers for 2017: Dave Stimmel made a motion to retain the existing officers for the Area Plan Commission. This motion was seconded by Jim Annis and approved unanimously. Officers will be as follows: Charles Anderson, President; Mike Smolek, Vice-President; Tina Cronkhite, Secretary

 

 

2) Appoint the APC Executive Director for 2017: Joe Rogers will remain the Executive Director until his retirement on February 24, 2017. The Board will decide what candidate to offer the Executive Director position to. Tina Cronkhite, applicant for the position, excused herself from the room during this discussion. Doug Pepple made a motion to offer the Executive Director position to Colin Betts. By a show of hands, with six in favor and one opposed, the motion was approved. Charlie Anderson made a motion to offer a starting salary at the amount that was advertised, with a second from Dennis Sterrett. Starting salary will be offered at $47,476, as advertised for the position. Joe Rogers will contact Colin in the morning with the official offer, as well as the additional applicants with the selection results.

 

 

 

 

 

Rezones:

 

#1055-Lear, Mark W % Koty & Shae Lear: A-1 District (General Agriculture) to A-2 District

(Agricultural Industry) – 5520 & 5540 N 700 W, Wolcott, IN 47995; Princeton Township. The rezone request is for the purpose of Confined Feeding Operation. Shae Lear was in person to represent the rezone request. He gave background on the family farm, as well as listed benefits to the County with the addition of this operation. Shae stated they have met all State and County requirements for the site, including emphasis on environmental stewardship promises. The closest residence to the proposed CFO is a family residence and a Right to Waiver has been submitted for this parcel in accordance with the rules and regulations outlined in Chapter 2, Section 2.5.2 in the White County Zoning Ordinance. This waiver, if granted, will run with the land until such time as the owner of the waivered parcel revokes, in writing to the Area Plan Staff., such waiver. There was concern by the Board over the proposal to rezone the entire 40 acre parcel to the A-2 District. Mark Lear, property owner, stated that they considered splitting out only 10 acres from the 40 acre parcel for the proposed development. A motion was made by Doug Pepple to attach the written commitment submitted by the applicant (Exhibit A) as a condition to the rezone. This commitment requires that 10 acres be split out per the White County Subdivision Ordinance and that the A-2 zoningapply only to this new 10 acre tract. The remaining 30 acres will remain A-1, General Agriculture District. This motion was seconded by Denny Sterrett and by show of hands, unanimously approved by the Board. Brad Ward made a motion to vote on the rezone application, with a second from Jim Annis. With no additional questions, Abigail Diener passed out ballots to the Board.

 

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; 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.

8 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; 2 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; 3 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

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

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 8 votes cast; 8 in Favor - 0 Opposed – 0 No Recommendation. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

 

President Anderson welcomed new board member Abbey Gross, City of Monticello appointment, who is completing Richard Bender’s term.

 

 

#1056-Blume, Brian & Jill: B-2 District (General Business) to L-1 District (Lake) – 3826 E Bailey Rd., Monticello, IN 47960; Monon Township. The rezone request is for residential use and development. Jill Blume was in person to represent the rezone request. The rezone request is to bring the property into compliance with the current use of the property and to thus allow the addition of a porch/deck. With no questions from the Board or the public, Abigail Diener passed out ballots to the Board.

 

 

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; 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.

8 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.

8 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. 8 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

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

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 8 votes cast; 8 in Favor - 0 Opposed – 0 No Recommendation. Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

 

 

Subdivisions: None

 

 

 

 

Amendments

 

#A51-Cell Towers: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards & CH 14 Definitions – Review draft changes to the Wireless Facility section of the Zoning Ordinance. This amendment is meant to address allowance of monopole towers placed in Right-of-Ways. The draft proposal was presented for review only. The recommendation from the Building and Planning Dept. is that each Board member review the documents submitted and provide feedback to the office with any changes they propose. Additionally, the office is asking the Board if they are willing to have a session with Area Plan staff and the APC municipality representatives to include Richard Lynn, Dave Stimmel, Doug Pepple, and Dave Rosenbarger to discuss and get input for preparing an amendment for approval sometime before the regular APC session in March, where the amendment would be presented for final approval to the Board. By show of hands, all were in favor of Joe Rogers scheduling a committee meeting with the municipality representatives and preparing a final amendment for Board approval.

 

Other Business:

 

1) Comprehensive Development Plan– Ongoing – The final draft for public review has been provided to all Board Members. The Board must decide to adopt the plan as written, make minor changes, or go back and start some sections over. The recommendation is to schedule a public APC Special Meeting to discuss any and all changes, with Ratio in attendance to help answer any questions. The comp plan will be the only item on the agenda for this Special Meeting. The Board was in favor of scheduling this Special APC Meeting and established the date as February 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

2) Annual Report – The White County Building & Planning Department 2016 Annual Report was provided to the Board prior to the meeting. Some additional technical data was included in this report that has not been included in past years that the Board may find useful. This report will next be presented to the White County Commissioners and the White County Council at their next regular meeting.

 

 

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There being no further business, Doug Pepple made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:56 p.m., with a second from Abbey Gross. 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 9, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

2nd Floor Conference Room

White County Building

Monticello, IN 47960

 

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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 11/14/16 APC Meeting Minutes

 

 

OPENING BUSINESS – 1) Elect APC Officers for 2017

2) Appoint APC Executive Director for 2017

 

REZONINGS – #1055-Lear, Mark W % Koty & Shae Lear: A-1 District (General Agriculture) to A-2 District

(Agricultural Industry) – 5520 & 5540 N 700 W, Wolcott, IN 47995; Princeton Township. The rezone request is for the purpose of Confined Feeding Operation.

 

#1056-Blume, Brian & Jill: B-2 District (General Business) to L-1 District (Lake) – 3826 E Bailey Rd., Monticello, IN 47960; Monon Township. The rezone request is for residential use and development.

 

 

SUBDIVISIONS – NONE

 

 

AMENDMENTS – #A51-Cell Towers: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards & CH 14 Definitions – Review draft changes

 

 

BUSINESS –

 

1) Comprehensive Development Plan – Special Mtg. notice to approve the draft submission of the new White County Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

2) Annual Report – Review the 2016 Annual Report for the Building and Planning Dept.

 

 

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

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