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APC MEETING – April 10, 2017

 

The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday April 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Second Floor, County Building, Monticello, Indiana.

 

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

 

Planning Department Representatives:  Colin Betts, Executive Director; Tina M. Tiede, APC Secretary; and, Abigail Diener (Attorney)

 

Registered visitors were: See attached Visitor Registration

 

The meeting was called to order by Charlie Anderson.

 

 

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Approval Of The Minutes:  There was a motion by Abbey Gross and a second by Brad Ward to approve the meeting minutes of 03/13/17 Regular APC Meeting.  Approved unanimously, so moved.

 

 

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Rezones:

 

#1058-Pine View Golf Course: B-2 District (General Business) to R-1 District

(Single-Family Residential) – 5496 E Norway Rd., Monticello, IN; Union Township.  The rezone request is for the purpose of residential development.  Colin Betts read the staff report into record.  The subject property is currently undeveloped open space in between the existing Pine View Golf Course, single-family detached housing, and other uses.  Golf course use is permitted in the AED (Amusement and Entertainment District) and is allowed as a Special Use in the A-1 (General Agriculture District), R-R (Rural Residential), and  R-2 (Single & Two-Family Residential District) zones (see White County Zoning Ordinance Appendix A: Official Schedule of Uses).  The following include uses that are permitted by right in the R-1 district:  Cabana, Cottage/ Summer Home, Single Family Dwelling (including Manufactured or Modular Home),  Garage, Pole Barn, Child Care, Day Care, Assisted Living Facility,  churches, Community Center, Conference Center/Meeting Hall, parks, public institutions and government buildings, public utilities, and Micro WECS (wind towers).  Multi-family dwellings, vacation/holiday home/rental, Cabin Resort, Campground, RV Park or trailer park are not permitted in the R-1 district.  The Future Land Use Map of the 2017 White County Indiana Comprehensive Plan (draft) designates the area as Open Space and Conservation.  The purpose of the R-1 district is to provide adequate space for low density residential uses in or near incorporated urbanized areas.

 

Fred Shidler was present to represent the rezone request.  Future plans for this site are to develop a major subdivision of 15-20 residential lots.  Jim Haygood voiced concerns regarding the drainage in the area.  Any application for a subdivision will require drainage board approval and the drainage will be reviewed at that time.  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.  7 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.

7 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: Residential to East & North.

 

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

6 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: There was a home there.

 

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction.  6 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 7 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows:  7 votes cast; 7 in Favor - 0 Opposed – 0 No Recommendation.  Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

The rezone request will go before the White County Commissioners at their April 17, 2017 a.m. meeting for final approval.

 

#1059 – Town of Brookston:  The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning districts within the Brookston Corporate Boundary from: R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) & R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District), B-1 (Neighborhood Business District), & B-2 (General Business District) to B-4 (General Business Dense Development District).   Maps showing the parcels impacted by this proposal are available for viewing at the Brookston Town Hall or the White County Area Plan Office (located on the second floor of the White County Government Center in Monticello).  The purpose of this rezone request is to bring properties into compliance with their actual use or rezoned to a district compatible with site conditions.  The intent is to eliminate potential incompatible property uses within the town’s limits and to accommodate business development conditions which are currently in conflict with their district assignment. Development standards in the B-4 zoning district are more conducive to reconstruction in case of catastrophic event.  Maps and subject parcels were posted at the meeting for community viewing.  Colin Betts read the staff report into record and represents this rezone request on behalf of the Town of Brookston.  Mary Hasser of Hasser Insurance in Brookston questioned what effect this request will have on existing businesses.  Mary asked for clarification of the developmental specifications for new businesses in the B-4 zoning district.  John Rodenbarger asked if there were any other differences between the developmental standards of the B-4 Zoning District and the B-1 and B-2 Zoning Districts.    Diane Talbot questioned if the B-4 District allowed for dual uses, such as a business and an apartment.  Colin Betts confirmed that the B-4 Zoning District does allow for mixed uses in those buildings.  The Appendix B Bulk Use standards were provided to the Board members and Colin Betts read aloud the minimum setback requirements per the chart.

 

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.  7 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.

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

 

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

7 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.  7 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 6 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 1 Disagree; Comments: None

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows:  7 votes cast; 7 in Favor - 0 Opposed – 0 No Recommendation.  Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

The rezone request will go to the Town of Brookston at their next meeting for final approval on April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

#1060 – Town of Reynolds:  The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning districts within the Reynolds Corporate Boundary from: B-1 (Neighborhood Business District), B-2 (General Business District) and R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District) to B-4 (General Business Dense Development District); and A-1 (General Agriculture District) to R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) & R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District).   Maps showing the parcels impacted by this proposal are available for viewing at the Reynolds Town Hall or the White County Area Plan Office (located on the second floor of the White County Government Center in Monticello).   Maps and subject parcels were posted at the meeting for community viewing.  The purpose of this rezone request is to bring properties into compliance with their actual use or rezoned to a district compatible with site conditions.  The intent is to eliminate potential incompatible property uses within the town’s limits and to accommodate business development conditions which are currently in conflict with their district assignment.  Development standards in the B-4 zoning district are more conducive to reconstruction in case of catastrophic event.

 

Colin Betts read the staff report into record.  Dave Jordan, affected property owner, pointed out that one of his parcels was excluded from the subject parcels to be rezoned to the new B-4 Zoning District.  Staff identified the parcel at 207 2ND street in Reynolds as #91-74-33-005-013.200-007.  Doug Pepple made a motion to include this parcel as one of the parcels for rezone.  Jim Annis seconded and all approved by show of hands, so moved.

 

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.  7 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.

7 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.

7 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.  7 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 7 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; Comments: None

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows:  7 votes cast; 7 in Favor - 0 Opposed – 0 No Recommendation.  Rezone request will be certified to the appropriate legislative body with a “Favorable” recommendation.

 

The rezone request will go before the Reynolds Town Board for final approval at their next scheduled meeting.

 

Subdivisions: – Continued:  #SA123016 – Tippecanoe Springs Subdivision #2 – Amended Subdivision Plat:  TIPPECANOE SPRINGS #2 SUB LOTS 17-23; Union Township; White County, Indiana.  Applicant – Charles Roberts – Applicant withdrew application on 3/21/17

 

VACATIONS – Vacation of Lots 5A, 6A & 7A in O `Connor’s Boulevard Addition in the City of Monticello, Union Township, White County, Indiana as recorded in Plat Record Book #134, Page 97.  Applicant desires to vacate parts of an existing plat of O `Connor’s Boulevard Addition currently in R-2 Single & Two-Family Residential District.  The subject lots must be vacated to return to metes and bounds description to replat the property for a proposed residential subdivision at the same site. The vacation is in accordance with the White County Subdivision Control Ordinance, Chapter 2, Section 2.8.1 and IC 36-7-4-714.  An easement at the southern end of the plat is not affected by this action.  The proposed vacation would not hinder the growth and orderly development of contiguous neighborhoods, inhibit access to lands, hinder access to a public building or use, hinder the use of a public way, and is in the best interest of the public.

 

Colin Betts read the staff report into record.  George Loy was present to represent this Vacation request on behalf of White County, Indiana.   The three subject lots consist of approximately 2/3 acre within an approximately 7.2 acre tract that White County is in the process of selling for residential development.  The developer is known as Boxer Girl, LLC and future development for the site is to create a major subdivision consisting of approximately 14 residential properties.   Gary Allen, abutting property owner, asked what the proposed use it for the site and what type of residential housing is being planned.  The development will consist of single-family dwellings with 2 car garages at a projected market price of $130,000-$160,000.  No duplexes or subsidized housing units are proposed.  Doug Thompson, nearby property owner, asked for clarification on the vacation request to ensure it did not directly affect his property.

 

There being no additional questions, ballots were passed out by Abigail Diener.

 

 

President, Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 7 Agree the plat should be vacated; 0 Agree the plat should be vacated with conditions; 0 Disagree the plat should be vacated; 0 Abstained

 

 

Amendments –

#A51-Cell Towers: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards & CH 14 Definitions – 3.10.2 New Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities & CH 14 Definitions - Pending State legislation (SB 213).

 

Other Business:

1) Comprehensive Development Plan– Ongoing – The final draft for public review has been approved by the Area Plan Commission and approval is still pending from all of the legislative bodies.

 

 

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There being no further business, Brad Ward made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:57 p.m., with a second from Abbey Gross.  President Anderson called the meeting adjourned.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Tina M. Tiede, Secretary

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

Colin Betts, Executive Director

White County Area Plan Commission

 

 

Document Prepared By:  White County Area Plan Secretary, Tina M. Tiede “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 10, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

2nd Floor Conference Room, White County Building

110 N Main St., 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 03/13/17 APC Regular Meeting Minutes.

REZONINGS –   #1058-Pine View Golf Course: B-2 District (General Business) to R-1 District

(Single-Family Residential) – 5496 E Norway Rd., Monticello, IN; Union Township.  The rezone request is for the purpose of residential development.

 

#1059 – Town of Brookston:  The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning districts within the Brookston Corporate Boundary from: R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) & R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District), B-1 (Neighborhood Business District), & B-2 (General Business District) to B-4 (General Business Dense Development District).   Maps showing the parcels impacted by this proposal are available for viewing at the Brookston Town Hall or the White County Area Plan Office (located on the second floor of the White County Government Center in Monticello) and will be available for the April 10, 2017 public hearing on this matter.

 

#1060 – Town of Reynolds:  The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning districts within the Reynolds Corporate Boundary from: B-1 (Neighborhood Business District), B-2 (General Business District) and R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District) to B-4 (General Business Dense Development District); and A-1 (General Agriculture District) to R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) & R-2 (Single and Two-Family Residential District).   Maps showing the parcels impacted by this proposal are available for viewing at the Reynolds Town Hall or the White County Area Plan Office (located on the second floor of the White County Government Center in Monticello) and will be available for the April 10, 2017 public hearing on this matter.

 

SUBDIVISIONS – Continued:  #SA123016 – Tippecanoe Springs Subdivision #2 – Amended Subdivision Plat:  TIPPECANOE SPRINGS #2 SUB LOTS 17-23; Union Township; White County, Indiana.  Applicant – Charles Roberts – Applicant withdrew application on 3/21/17

 

VACATIONS – Vacation of Lots 5A, 6A & 7A in O `Connor’s Boulevard Addition in the City of Monticello, Union Township, White County, Indiana as recorded in Plat Record Book #134, Page 97

 

AMENDMENTS – #A51-Cell Towers: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards – 3.10.2 New Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities & CH 14 Definitions - Pending State legislation (SB 213).

 

BUSINESS – 1) Comprehensive Development Plan – Pending final resolutions from remaining Legislative Bodies.

 

 

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