Tuesday, July 27, 2004

26 July Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Notes

Plan Commission:

Present: Mark Mitter, Chairman, Mike Hall, Nick Held, Dan Batta, and Roger Woodfill.
Absent: Patrick de Maynadier, Dave Schmidtgoesling, Tarry Feiss, and Rick Pope.
Also present: Travis Miller, Planning Director, Mark McCormack, Enforcement Officer, and Arnie McGill, Attorney.

Meeting began 10 minutes late waiting for a simple quorum to be present (5 members). Minutes were not approved because a quorum of members present at the last meeting was not available.

1. Old business tabled from last meeting:
Lonestar subdivision- 1 lot on SR62 Clay Township with Mary Ridner applicant- was approved with a variance to access SR62 because all other options were exhausted and a 10 ft variance on sight distance. Batta motioned and Woodfill 2nd. All ayes.

2. New business: Request for zone change Ag to Residential and a variance for house location by Steve and Carol Hapanowicz on North Dearborn Road adjoining Harley Springs Subdivision in Logan Township. Presented by Dennis Kraus, Jr. Applicant asked to be tabled when it became clear that there were not 5 votes to approve. (Woodfill was opposed for several reasons) Applicant will pursue other means of accessing North Dearborn Road for next meeting. Batta motioned and Held 2nd to TABLE till next meeting at applicant’s request.

3. Changes to the Subdivision ordinance clarifying language were approved Article 3 Section 305 M to go on to commissioners.

4. Amendments to subdivision ordinance from commissioners back to Plan Commission were approved. Held motioned and Batta 2nd. All ayes. This goes into effect now, because they approved what the commissioners sent back.

Enforcement reports were given out by Mark McCormack.
Ethics talk by Greg Dale on Aug 24th 5:30 – 8 PM was announced for those wishing to attend.
Correspondence from Vicki Reiter and congressman she contacted were presented regarding late meetings and making decisions when tired.
Members were reminded of the Aug 28 Advisory Board meeting to finalize the master plan before the public hearing. Advisory Board meets at Tate St. adult Center 7-9 this Wednesday.

Travis Miller also requested approval to pursue a grant application for GIS funding from special projects for the budget hearings. SIRDP has rural grant money available for creative solutions for economic development in rural areas. Digital parcel mapping ($300,000) and topographical mapping ($150,000) are being requested. It would require a 25% match from the county. Letters of support are being sought for the grant and include assessor, auditor, 911, farm bureau, redevelopment commissions, other municipalities, etc. All these departments can access and use the data ultimately. This is not something extra so much as it is positioning the county for what is needed in the near future. Plan Commission gave their blessing to go on to council with the request at the budget hearings. Application is due by August 31st.

Meeting adjourned 9:40 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township


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