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The White County Area Plan Commission met Monday, March 9, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Second Floor, County Building, Monticello, Indiana.

Members attending were: Jim Mann Jr., Mike Smolek, Charles Anderson, Donald W. Ward, Dennis Sterrett, Richard Lynn, Greg Bossaer, Gerald Cartmell and David Scott. Also attending were Attorney Kevin Riley and Director Joe Rogers.


Visitors Attending were: Rocky King, Woody Hamm

The meeting was called to order by President Charles Anderson and roll call was taken. Jim Mann made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 6, 2009 and February 9, 2009 meetings. Motion was seconded by Don and carried unanimously with the condition to remove Greg Bossaer’s name as being in attendance at the February 9th meeting.


# 324 Frank L. & Doris A King - The property is located on 3.478 Acres , Part of SW ¼ 1-28-3, in Liberty Township, located northeast of Buffalo at 10228 N. Rock Ridge Road.

Violation: None

Request: Secondary Subdivision approval of King’s Riverbend Subdivsion #324

Rocky King approached the podium. President Anderson asked if anyone on the board had any questions for Mr. King. Don Ward asked if there were conditions to be met. Joe Rogers stated that the property had been rezoned to L-1 and a letter had been sent to the Kings notifying them to have the rezoning recorded. This had not yet taken place. Mr. King said he would do so. President Anderson asked if anyone in the room had any objections to Mr. King’s subdivision. No one came forward. A motion was made and seconded to approve the subdivision and the mylar plat with the contingency that the rezoning be recorded prior to the subdivision or mylar plat being recorded.

Ballots: 9 approved; 0 denied; 0 abstained


General Business:

Cathy Russell Rentals

President Anderson asked Attorney Riley to inform the board as to the status of the Cathy Russell funding extension. Attorney Riley stated two years ago, Cathy Russell was awarded a settlement in a lawsuit requiring her to improve roads within two years to receive a $32,000 settlement amount that would be kept in escrow in the meantime. She then informed Attorney Riley that the escrow funding began in April 2008. He told her, in that case, it was too early for an extension so she withdrew her request for extension of funds.


President Anderson then asked Attorney Riley for an update on the revision of the ordinance regarding trailers. Attorney Riley told the board that the Executive Committee has a draft for the APC to review for necessary changes to Sections 3.3 and 4.5.8 of the Zoning Ordinance. The committee was unable to meet the last APC cutoff date, however, the draft must be reviewed within sixty (60) days which would be by April 10, 2009. The next APC meeting is scheduled for April 13, 2009. A suggestion was made to hold a special meeting to review the draft. Joe Rogers and Attorney Riley explained it takes a minimum of two weeks to hold a special meeting as the meeting must be a public meeting and requires time for public notice. Joe Rogers suggested moving the regularly scheduled APC meeting from Monday, April 13, 2009 to Monday, April 6, 2009. This was motioned, seconded and approved.

President Anderson asked if the board would prefer to hold their meetings at an earlier time such as 6:30 rather than 7:30. This was met with mixed opinions and tabled indefinitely.

President Anderson inquired if there was any other business. None was stated. It was moved, seconded and approved to adjourn. President Anderson adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,


Donald W. Ward, Secretary

White County Area Plan Commission


Joseph W. Rogers, Director

White County Area Plan Commission





Document Prepared By: White County Area Plan Secretary, Gayle E. Rogers