NEW WHITELAND PLAN COMMISSION

MARCH 25th, 2008

7:00 pm

 

 

Scott Alspach began the March meeting at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Ray Rodgers, Rudy Reading, Scott Alspach, Jim Lasiter, Laura Hammons and Steve Hickman.  Terry Spencer was absent as well as Lee Robbins.  Zoning Administrator, Tim Guyer was in attendance.

 

MINUTES:

Rudy motioned to approve the minutes as presented.  Steve seconded the motion.  Vote was 5 affirmative. 

 

ADMINISTRATOR=S REPORT:

Two building permits were issued, total of $65,000.00.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

644 CIRCLE COURT AND 32 MORNINGSIDE COURT

Scott states that Lee is not here tonight, but did mention that the two residents have been cited into court for the violation of running a business from their home, which is zoned residential only.

 

Mr. Tony Horton was in the audience and asked to speak to the Plan Commission.  Mr. Horton states he did not realize that he was in violation.  He received a zoning violation in August of 2007 and letters in the past from the Town or Town Attorney.  He thought he only had to keep it invisible from the street.  He spoke to someone from Whiteland and they advised him to avoid the conflict and rent a place for his business.  He no longer conducts business out of his house, he leases a suite behind TV42 on US 31.

 

Scott advised Mr. Horton that it is out of the hands of the Plan Commission, he will need to talk to Lee Robbins or talk to the judge when he goes to court.

 

NEW BUSINESS

COMMUNITY ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM FOR TRACY COMMONS:

This form is needed for FEMA/DNR to remove some of the lots out of the flood plain section.  It basically certifies that the elevations are built up and out of the flood area.  Plan Commission advised that once Lee Robbins says it is okay to sign, then Tim Guyer can sign it and pass it on. Jim Lasiter states that these elevation certificates are only certified for two years.

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

CAROL HALL/I.U.P.U.I. OF NURSING:

Ms. Hall is asking for pros and cons of retention ponds, and if they foresee any health problems in the future from retention ponds. Who is in charge of retention ponds?

 


 

Plan Commission

March 25, 2008

Page Two

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

CAROL HALL/I.U.P.U.I. OF NURSING (continued)

Jim Lasiter replies that retention ponds retain the water that runs off of houses.  There are two parks with retention ponds in New Whiteland.  They are located in Country Gate and  Tracy Commons.  The Town mows them and treats them if necessary.  Ponds do a good service but can be a danger if located too close to a road.  Retention ponds are not required to be fenced.

Ray Rodgers mentions there are three dry hydrants in Town, which means there are pipes at these retention ponds.  If the Fire Department ran out of water, they can use water from a retention pond due to these dry hydrants. It was also stated there is a 6' wide and 3' deep ledge inside most retention ponds, so if someone accidentally fell in, they have a ledge they can stand on and get out.

 

Rudy motioned to adjourn the March Plan Commission meeting.  Ray seconded the motion.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

_________________________________                              Cindy Yates

Approved By:                                                                                                                         Recording Secretary