Monday, November 23, 2015

23 November 2015 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Notes

23 November 2015 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Notes

Present: Russell Beiersdorfer, Mark Lehman, acting chairman, Mike Hornbach, Art Little, Dan Lansing, Jim Thatcher, and Eric Lang.
Also Present: Mark McCormack, Plan Director, and Andy Baudendistel, Attorney.
ABSENT: Jake Hoog and Dennis Kraus, Jr. 
Mark Lehman was acting chairman in Dennis Kraus Jr’s absence.

ACTION ON MINUTES- minutes of the August meeting were approved. 


Approval of the resolution and an amendment proposal for the West Harrison TIF redevelopment plan and its allocation area. Applicant/Owner- DC Redevelopment Commission. on Harrison Brockville Road zoned M-2 and Ag.
There is a larger area than was originally applied for. (36 plus acres is now 365 acres.) In summary the changes carve out a separate allocation area for Skally’s Old World Bakery project to account and track the TIF bond. It also adds portions of the Tootles Trust parcels that had been left out as they were thought to be undevelopable in the flood plain- but may be later usable in some way. It also creates an allocation area that our board has targeted for immediate improvements to create shovel ready inventory sites for potential businesses ( this includes the adjoining 15 acre tone property which the board is considering purchasing) and the Tootles parcels that Maxwell has. The DCRC is preparing to invest in development of the entire area to be able to respond to RFPs from potential companies with property that is ready for immediate occupancy. ( i.e. build it and they will come)
Skally’s Old World Bakery project incentives include: 36.31 acres for $1, issuance of a TIF bond up to $900,000 that will be backed by the company and repaid to the bond bank over 10-12 years with 50% of their business personal property taxes that will be returned to them for such bond retirement.
Jim Deaton and John Rahe were present from DCRC to answer questions. Rate said that they needed to make changes to get some of the people that were expressing some interest to be able to come here. Also the flood plain just has to be raised 2 ft- so there is potential there also. 
No public wished to speak- as no public was present other than me. 
Eric Lang said that his company is doing work there, though he is not. Beiersdorfer motioned and Little 2nd to a prove the resolution for this TIF. Eric Lang ABSTAINED from voting. All members present were ayes- so 6 ayes and 1 abstain.  

Changes to Article 15 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities were discussed as modified to agree with new state law. Most changes were taken straight from the law. The changes were also reviewed by Andy Baudendistel, PC attorney. Discussion on tower height, lighting, and co-location vs. building a new tower. Baudendistel said you can lean on another ordinance already in place to justify cell tower restrictions in certain areas. Apparently the federal law causes some issues also. Law takes effect in January. McCormack wants to get it to the commissioners before then.

I left the meeting before they finalized the cell towers,  Financial Guarantee report and the discussion of the potential interlocal agreement with Dillsboro. 

Departed at 8:45 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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