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APC MEETING – June 10, 2019

The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday, June 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Second Floor, County Building, Monticello, Indiana.

Board Members Present: James Annis, Abbey Gross, Ralph Hasser, Doug Pepple, Stacy Selagy, Denny Sterrett & Brad Ward. Absent members were: Charles Anderson, Sid Holderly, Richard Lynn, & Mike Smolek.

Planning Department Representatives: Joseph Rogers, Executive Director, Tina M. Tiede, APC Secretary; and Makenzie Martin (Attorney)

Registered visitors were: See attached. The meeting was called to order by Director Rogers.

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Approval of The Minutes: There was a motion by Board Member Abbey Gross and a second by Board Member Jim Annis to approve the meeting minutes of the 05/13/19 APC Regular Meeting. Approved unanimously, so moved.

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REZONES:

1) #1109 Owner: White County Indiana; Applicant: Joseph W. Rogers, Exec. Director-White County Area Plan. The subject property is identified by Parcel ID #91-76-27-000-001.300-017 (Tax ID #012-81270-00); The property is vacant land so it has not been assigned a 911 address. Its location is described as: Off 1100 W & MAC Park Dr, Wolcott, IN. The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning district from I-2 (Heavy Industrial District) to I-3 (Industrial Park District). The proposed rezone is for the purpose of achieving 2017 White County Comprehensive Plan objectives.

The subject site is located within the Mid America Commerce Park complex boundaries which area has been targeted for I-3 zoning designation. The Mid America Commerce Park is located a short distance west of Wolcott, IN. The site has easy access to I-65 and more than a half dozen railroads. In the opinion of the Staff, the targeted rezone site is consistent and compatible with the White County Comprehensive Plan.

Director Rogers, as applicant for the proposed rezones, stated that they would be presented simultaneously but voted on separately. He also read into the record the community communications that were received by the Staff relating to rezone petitions #1109, #1110 & #1111.

Director Rogers stated that there are no immediate plans for development for this parcel.

Questions and comments from the public were related to all 3 rezone requests #1109, #1110, & #1111.

Andrew Federer, residing at 1777 N 1100 W, Wolcott, questioned if there has ever been an impact study completed to determine the impact of this expanded development on the community. Mr. Federer’s main concern was the traffic on county roads 1100 W & 1200 W in

relation to the location of Tri-County School Corp. and the additional traffic that would be created with expanded development. Director Rogers shared that there are plans to improve CR 1100 W as well as the addition of a new road for industrial park use which has been named MAC Park Dr. Board Member Doug Pepple suggested the possibility of a traffic signal. Board Member Jim Annis suggested a notice to the students related to a preferred traffic route. Steve Burton, White County Commissioner, assured Mr. Federer that they have been diligent on working closely with INDOT on the best possible routes for traffic flow.

Craig Blume, a nearby property owner also had concerns about the plans for drainage with the added development. APC Member and County Surveyor Brad Ward gave a description of the drainage plans for the area. Commissioner Steve Burton stated that the developer of the land is not permitted to release any additional water from the area than the amount that is currently released. That is the purpose of the planned retention pond.

There being no additional questions, ballots were passed out by Makenzie Martin.

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; APC Comments: Property is located within Mid-America Complex

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; APC Comments: See 1

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; APC Comments: See 1

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; APC Comments: None

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 8 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; APC Comments: See 1

Director Rogers 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.

2) #1110 – Owner: White County Redevelopment Commission; Applicant: Executive Director Rogers, White County Area Plan. The subject property is identified by Parcel ID #91-76-27-000-000.500-017 (Tax ID #012-76460-00) and addressed as 984 N 1100 W, Wolcott, IN. The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning district from A-1 (General Agriculture District) to I-3 (Industrial Park District). The proposed rezone is for the purpose of achieving 2017 White County Comprehensive Plan objectives.

The subject site is located within the Mid America Commerce Park complex boundaries which area has been targeted for I-3 zoning designation. The Mid America Commerce Park is located a short distance west of Wolcott, IN. The site has easy access to I-65 and more than a half dozen railroads. In the opinion of the Staff, the targeted rezone site is consistent and compatible with the White County Comprehensive Plan. This parcel is targeted for future development of a retention pond to maintain drainage.

All public comments were heard during the initial hearing and are applicable

to rezone Petition #1110 & #1111.

There being no questions, ballots were passed out by Mackenzie Martin.

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; APC Comments: Property is compatible with W.C.C. Plan

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; APC Comments: See 1

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; APC Comments: See1

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; APC Comments: None

5. The proposed rezoning reflects responsible standard for growth and development. 7 Agree; 0 No Opinion; 0 Disagree; APC Comments: See 1

Director Rogers 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.

3) #1111 – Owner: White County Indiana; Applicant: Joseph W Rogers, Exec. Director-White County Area Plan. The subject property is identified by Parcel ID #91-76-27-000-001.405-017 (Tax ID #012-81280-05). The property is vacant land so it has not been assigned a 911 address. Its location is described as: Off 1100 W & MAC Park Dr., Wolcott, IN. The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning district from I-2 (Heavy Industrial District) to I-3 (Industrial Park District). The proposed rezone is for the purpose of achieving 2017 White County Comprehensive Plan objectives.

The subject site is located within the Mid America Commerce Park complex boundaries which area has been targeted for I-3 zoning designation. The Mid America Commerce Park is located a short distance west of Wolcott, IN. The site has easy access to I-65 and more than a half dozen railroads. In the opinion of the Staff, the targeted rezone site is consistent and compatible with the White County Comprehensive Plan. This parcel is targeted for future industrial development of a company called Sweetener Supply, a company that has committed to coming to the area in approximately 2 years. Historically, this parcel has been used for agricultural production.

All public comments were heard during the initial hearing and are applicable to

rezone Petition #1110 & #1111.

There being no questions, ballots were passed out by Mackenzie Martin.

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

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

Director Rogers 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.

SUBDIVISIONS: NONE

AMENDMENTS: The following amendments were presented to the Board Members for consideration only. No vote was taken on the following White County Zoning Amendments.

1) #A38 – Micro Farming: CH 4 Specific Use Classification & Provisions – 4.3 Accessory Use Provisions: 4.3.2 Domesticated Animals, 4.3.3 Exotic Animals & 4.3.4 Livestock Animals & Bees; CH 14 Definitions - The purpose of this amendment is to satisfy the statutory requirements of Senate enrolled Act No. 529. This amendment contains provisions for 4-H animals within city/town limits so Director Rogers specifically asked the Commission members representing the towns/city to discuss this topic with their respective councils and report back a proper reading on the mood of the town/city councils on this allowance.

2) #A51 – Cell Towers: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards - 3.10 Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities, 3.10.2 New Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities, 3.10.3 Existing Wireless Support Structure and/or Wireless Facility (Substantial Modification), 3.10.4 Application and Approval Procedure-Collocations & 3.10.5 Construction, Placement or Use of Small Cell Facilities. The purpose of this amendment is to comply with new state codes.

3) #A58 – Event Barns: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards - 3.16 Special Exception Use Criteria & Requirements: 3.16.10 Category 9: Event Barn; CH 8 Parking & Loading Standards – Table 8.6 Required Off-Street Parking Spaces; & Appendix A: Official Schedule of Uses. The purpose of this amendment is to accommodate celebratory activities such as weddings, family reunions, anniversary parties, etc., in a forum not covered by the current zoning ordinance.

BUSINESS:

1. Building Permit Software – Director Rogers updated the Board Members on the progress of implementing the new building permit software for the office. SBS Portals is a cloud-based software that has designed a permit software that should be ready to go live within the next month. This will be a valuable tool for the office to reduce the amount of time that is spent on processing permits.

2. Complaints & Warning Tickets – Director Rogers shared that complaints are an extremely burdensome process for the office, due in part to the amount of documentation required. Every complaint must be processed as though it could go to litigation, making it a tedious task of precise documentation of all actions. Director Rogers proposed a standard ticket process where a ticket is placed at the site at the time the violation is observed (Ticket Template was provided for Board Review). All Board Members verbally approved the implementation of the proposed ticket process.

3. Fence Permit Applications – Recently, there have several issues and complains related to fencing in the Town of Brookston. Fences have been built into the right-of-way in several instances. Director Rogers has followed up with each property owner in violation. Director Rogers is proposing that an amendment be drafted requiring obtainment of a permit if you live within a municipality or within the defined limits of Idaville and Buffalo. This is not intended to capture those properties outside the boundary limits described above. This amendment will also address issues related to limitations, setbacks, and vision clearance. The allocation of security fences will also be polished a bit in this proposed amendment. Board Members all verbally approved an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance related to fence permits and standards.

4. Area Plan Budget – The Area Plan Budget Worksheet, outlining the current 2019 Budget and the proposed 2020 Budget, was provided for the Board to review. The APC had no changes or concerns and the proposed budget will go before the County Council for final approval.

There being no further business, Commission Member, Jim Annis made a motion to adjourn the meeting, with a second from Commission Member Abbey Gross. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tina M. Tiede, APC Secretary

White County Area Plan Commission

Joseph Rogers, 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.”

Signed______________________________________________

WHITE COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION

PUBLIC NOTICE OF REGULAR SESSION

June 10, 2019 – 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 05/13/19 APC Regular Meeting Minutes

REZONINGS:

1) #1109 – Owner: White County Indiana; Applicant: Joseph W. Rogers, Exec. Director-White County Area Plan; The subject property is identified by: PT N 27-27-6; 42.285; Princeton Township; Parcel ID #91-76-27-000-001.300-017 (012-81270-00); Off 1100 W & MAC Park Dr, Wolcott, IN. The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning districts from: I-2 (Heavy Industrial District) to I-3 (Industrial Park District). The proposed rezone is for the purpose of achieving 2017 White County Comprehensive Plan objectives.

2) #1110 – Owner: White County Redevelopment Commission; Applicant: Exec. Director-White County Area Plan; The subject property is identified by: NE NE; 27-27-06; 37.935; Princeton Township; Parcel ID #91-76-27-000-000.500-017 (012-76460-00); 984 N 1100 W, Wolcott, IN. The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning districts from: A-1 (General Agriculture District) to I-3 (Industrial Park District). The proposed rezone is for the purpose of achieving 2017 White County Comprehensive Plan objectives.

3) #1111 – Owner: White County Indiana; Applicant: Joseph W Rogers, Exec. Director-White County Area Plan; The subject property is identified by: PT NE 27-27-6; 15.00; Princeton Township; Parcel ID #91-76-27-000-001.405-017 (012-81280-05); Off 1100 W & MAC Park Dr., Wolcott, IN. The proposed zoning map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning districts from: I-2 (Heavy Industrial District) to I-3 (Industrial Park District); The proposed rezone is for the purpose of achieving 2017 White County Comprehensive Plan objectives.

SUBDIVISIONS: NONE

AMENDMENTS:

4) #A38 – Micro Farming: CH 4 Specific Use Classification & Provisions – 4.3 Accessory Use Provisions: 4.3.2 Domesticated Animals, 4.3.3 Exotic Animals & 4.3.4 Livestock Animals & Bees; CH 14 Definitions - The purpose of this amendment is to satisfy the statutory requirements of Senate enrolled Act No. 529.

5) #A51 – Cell Towers: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards - 3.10 Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities, 3.10.2 New Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities, 3.10.3 Existing Wireless Support Structure and/or Wireless Facility (Substantial Modification), 3.10.4 Application and Approval Procedure-Collocations & 3.10.5 Construction, Placement or Use of Small Cell Facilities. The purpose of this amendment is to comply with new state codes.

6) #A58 – Event Barns: CH 3 Specific Use Requirements & Performance Standards - 3.16 Special Exception Use Criteria & Requirements: 3.16.10 Category 9: Event Barn; CH 8 Parking & Loading Standards – Table 8.6 Required Off-Street Parking Spaces; & Appendix A: Official Schedule of Uses. The purpose of this amendment is to accommodate celebratory activities such as weddings, family reunions, anniversary parties, etc., are currently not covered by the current zoning ordinance.

BUSINESS:

1. Sign Warning Tickets

2. Fence Permit Applications

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