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APC MEETING – April 09, 2018

The White County Area Plan Commission met Tuesday April 09, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Second Floor, County Building, Monticello, Indiana.

Board Members Present: Charles Anderson, James Annis, Rodger Brouwer, Abbey Gross, Richard Lynn, Doug Pepple, Stacy Selagy, Mike Smolek, Dennis Sterrett, & Brad Ward.

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

Registered visitors were: See attached.

The meeting was called to order by APC President Charlie Anderson.

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Approval of The Minutes: There was a motion by Abbey Gross and a second by Jim Annis to approve the meeting minutes of the 03/12/18 APC Regular Meeting. Approved unanimously, so moved.

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REZONES:

#1075 – Jenise Selby: R-2 District (Single & Two-Family Residential) to A-1 District (General Agriculture) – 1985 W 900 N, Monon, IN 47959; Monon Township. The rezone request is for the purpose of returning the parcel back to the baseline zoning in order to sell. Colin Betts read the staff report into record. Jenise Selby was present to represent the rezone request. Denny Sterrett asked Mr. Betts if the rezone would affect the minimum setbacks for the parcel and Mr. Betts stated the setbacks would not change.

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. 10 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; APC Comments: Was A-1

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; APC 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; APC Comments: None

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 10 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; APC Comments: None

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 9 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; APC 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.

The rezone request will go before the White County Commissioners at their 04/16/18 meeting for final approval.

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#1076 – Jacob & Emily Mecklenburg: R-2 District (Single & Two-Family Residential) to A-1 District (General Agriculture) – 403 S East Cross St., Lincoln Township. The rezone request is to allow for farm animals.

Colin Betts, Executive Director, read the staff report into record. Jacob & Emily Mecklenburg were present to represent the request for rezone. Specifically, the Mecklenburg’s would like to allow for 1-2 horses. The owners also operate a non-profit canine foster rescue and also occasionally sell excess dog food from that enterprise at the property. Mr. Betts explained the difference between the A-1 and the R-R districts and usage restrictions in each district with respect to animals.

Vice-President Mike Smolek moved to include the following conditions to the rezone: to maintain the fence, no more than 3 horses, and no rescue horses. Motion was passed without dissenting vote.

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; 3 Disagree; APC 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; 2 No Opinion; 2 Disagree; APC Comments: Adjacent property A-1

3. The proposed rezoning is the most desirable use for which the land in the subject property is adapted. 4 Agree; 4 No Opinion; 2 Disagree; APC Comments: None

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 7 Agree; 1 No Opinion; 2 Disagree; APC Comments: None

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 5 Agree; 3 No Opinion; 2 Disagree; APC Comments: None

President Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 7 in Favor - 3 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 04/16/18 meeting for final approval.

SUBDIVISIONS: None

AMENDMENTS: None

BUSINESS:

1) Housing Forum – Summary from March 13, 2018 Meeting which discussed lack of investment in White County, especially for the smaller towns, and need to identify vacancies and housing shortages.

President Charlie Anderson asked Mr. Betts if the department has implemented the new permitting software yet. Colin explained some of the obstacles, including new hardware with new version of ArcGIS software.

Commissioner Stacey Selagy inquired about zoning violation procedures. Director Betts was asked to use a more pleasant tone in courtesy letters so as not to upset people.

There being no further business, Charlie Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, with a second from Abbey Gross. The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tina M. Tiede, Board Secretary

White County Area Plan Commission

Colin Betts, Executive Director

White County Area Plan Commission

Document Prepared By: White County Area Plan Board 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 09, 2018 – 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):

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Approve 03/12/18 APC Regular Meeting Minutes.

REZONINGS:

#1075 – Jenise Selby: R-2 District (Single & Two-Family Residential) to A-1 District (General Agriculture) – 1985 W 900 N, Monon, IN 47959; Monon Township. The rezone request is for the purpose of returning the parcel back to the baseline zoning in order to sell.

#1076 – Jacob & Emily Mecklenburg: R-2 District (Single & Two-Family Residential) to A-1 District (General Agriculture) – 403 S East Cross St., Lincoln Township. The rezone request is to allow for farm animals.

SUBDIVISIONS: NONE

AMENDMENTS: NONE

BUSINESS:

1) Housing Forum – Summary from March 13, 2018 Meeting

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