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APC MEETING – June 11, 2018

The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday, June 11, 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 Doug Pepple and a second by Abbey Gross to approve the meeting minutes of the 05/14/18 APC Regular Meeting. Approved unanimously, so moved.

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REZONES:

#1083 – ADD Farms LLC/Ann Diener: A-1 (General Agricultural District) to RR (Rural Residential District) – 2103 & 2197 E Division Road, Reynolds, IN 47980; Honey Creek Township. The proposed rezone is for the purpose of creating a Single-Family Residential Major Subdivision.

Colin Betts read the Staff Report into record. The subject properties are currently A-1 General Agriculture, which is the baseline district for most of the county. The White County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use map indicates this area is desirable for agricultural uses. The applicant met with staff in 2017 to discuss options and procedures for a major residential subdivision. Single-Family dwellings are permitted in the L-1, R-1, R-2, R-4, and agricultural districts. However, residential subdivisions are not permitted in agricultural districts, and the properties must be rezoned to a residential district for a major subdivision. The purpose of the R-1 district is to “provide adequate land for low-density single-family residential uses”. The main difference between this district and other residential districts is the desire for low density housing separated from incompatible agricultural, commercial, and industrial uses. The properties meet the minimum requirements for the R-R District. Previous rezone #1081 was withdrawn on 05/21/18 requesting to rezone to R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) and no variances were located on file for these parcels.

Bob Gross, RW Gross & Associates, was present to represent the request for rezone along with property owner, Dirk Fleck. Dirk Fleck clarified that the proposed lot sized were 4 & 5 acre lots.

There being no 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: 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; APC Comments: None

3. The proposed rezoning is the most desirable use for which the land in the subject property is adapted. 10 Agree; 0 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. 10 Agree; 0 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 06/18/18 meeting for final approval.

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#1084 – Summer Chase Construction LLC/Abelina Leyva: A-1 (General Agricultural District) to RR (Rural Residential District) – S Springboro Rd, Brookston, IN 47923; Prairie Township. The proposed rezone is for the purpose of creating a Single-Family Residential Major Subdivision.

Colin Betts read the Staff Report into record. The subject properties are currently A-1 General Agriculture, which is the baseline district for most of the county. The properties meet the minimum requirements for the R-R District. The White County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use map indicates this area is desirable for agricultural uses. The applicant would like to develop large lots for single-family detached homes. Individual dwellings are permitted in the L-1, R-1, R-2, R-4, and agricultural districts but a residential subdivision is not permitted in the A-1 district, so the properties must be rezoned to a residential district for a major subdivision. The purpose of the R-R district is to “provide areas of land that will accommodate a variety of less intensive agricultural uses as well as some very low-density single-family residential subdivisions”. The comprehensive Plan states that these areas “will allow both continued farming and some residential development”. The R-R zoning classification would be preferred for residential development since the properties are somewhat distance from existing urbanized areas and utilities. Questions regarding access, roads, infrastructure, utilities, drainage, and other issues related to subdivision development are governed under the Subdivision Control Ordinance and would still have to be answered during the subdivision development process. Previous rezone #1082 to rezone the parcel to R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) was withdrawn on 05/21/18. There are no variances on file for these parcels. The 2.382-acre parcel #91-53-29-000-000.207-015 was administratively split on 02/08/2018 and purchased from Summer Chase Construction by Abelina Leyva on 03/15/2018; this is intended to be Lot #1 in the proposed Springboro Highlands Subdivision.

Bob Gross, RW Gross & Associates, was present to represent the request for rezone.

Bob Gross presented a map that depicted the distances from De Anne Paschen and Jennifer Linville’s residences to the nearest proposed parcel. The map shows that their homes measure nearly a quarter-mile from the nearest proposed subdivision parcel.

There being no additional questions or comments, 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. 6 Agree; 1 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; 0 No Opinion; 4 Disagree; APC Comments: Several homes 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; APC Comments: Keep AG,

4. The proposed rezoning will not have an adverse effect on the value of properties throughout the jurisdiction. 5 Agree; 3 No Opinion; 2 Disagree; APC Comments: May decrease prop values

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 6 Agree; 2 No Opinion; 2 Disagree; APC Comments: Keep AG

President Charles Anderson announced the results, as follows: 10 votes cast; 6 in Favor - 4 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 06/18/18 meeting for final approval

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SUBDIVISIONS: None

AMENDMENTS: None

BUSINESS: None

There being no further business, Jim Annis made a motion to adjourn the meeting, with a second from Denny Sterrett. The meeting adjourned at 6:48 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

 

June 11, 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 05/14/18 APC Regular Meeting Minutes.

REZONINGS:

#1083 – ADD Farms LLC/Ann Diener: A-1 (General Agricultural District) to RR (Rural Residential District) – 2103 & 2197 E Division Road, Reynolds, IN 47980; Honey Creek Township. The proposed rezone is for the purpose of creating a Single-Family Residential Major Subdivision.

#1084 – Summer Chase Construction LLC/Abelina Leyva: A-1 (General Agricultural District) to RR (Rural Residential District) – S Springboro Rd, Brookston, IN 47923; Prairie Township. The proposed rezone is for the purpose of creating a Single-Family Residential Major Subdivision.

SUBDIVISIONS: NONE

AMENDMENTS: NONE

BUSINESS: NONE

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