Tuesday, January 27, 2009

26 January 2009 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting

Present: Mike Hall, Chairman, Dennis Kraus, Jr., Vice Chairman, Jake Hoog (new member), Ralph Thompson, Ken Nelson, Mark Lehman, Dan Lansing, Mike Hornbach, and Russell Beiersdorfer.
Also present: Arnie McGill, Attorney, and Mark McCormack, Plan Director.

Mike Hall was reelected chairman and Dennis Kraus Jr. was reelected vice chairman.

Mike Hall was reappointed to the BZA.

Minutes were approved with Hoog abstaining, as he is the new member.


Though advertised the proposed changes to the zoning ordinance were only briefly discussed and will be handled at the next meeting. The packets of info were not mailed due to McCormack’s daughter’s birth. Congratulations were bestowed on both him and Mark Lehman, whose son was also born this month.


1. Welcome to Jake Hoog, replacing Bob Laws. Also noted that Lansing was reappointed form Council and Thompson from Commissioners. Rick Pope was appointed to BZA (formerly on PC)

2. Bond report passed out. Waiver request coming from Tucker and also working on a fix for Seldom Seen. Most bonds will soon be OK except Sugar Ridge. Elvin Miller will have one coming up in the fall.

3. Fiscal Impact Study is slow due to GIS holdup- and inability to get some of the raw data needed to run the test. McCormack is meeting with OKI to check into this more in Feb. The parcel maps are being worked on- Council just approved $60,000 in part time labor to correct the deed errors.

4. Two out of three commissioners asked about re-introducing the master plan map amendments. PC went over most of Hughes’s objections. Lehman noted that half the board wasn’t there when it started. PC decided that the commissioners should re-introduce it and will have a PUBLIC HEARING announced and advertised, since it has been tabled for a year!

5. 2008 final report will be out in February- most data ready in draft form. Mark is just finishing it up.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

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