The Ellettsville, Indiana, Plan Commission
met in regular session on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at the Town Hall.Frank Buczolich called the meeting to order
at with the Pledge
Roll Call:Frank Buczolich, President; Ed Bitner, Vice-President; William
Evans; Sandra Hash, Secretary and Frank Nierzwicki, PZA were present.Don Calvert, Lisa Creech and Terry Baker were
Approval of the minutes for November 4th,
made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 4th, 2004.Ed Bitner seconded.Motion carried.
Request for Preliminary and Final Plat
approval of 2 lot subdivision for Staggs 17.98 acres on Union Valley Road property (Case Number:2004-PFPlat-001)
Rick Coppock explained lot 1 which is a
2.98 acre track will remain the same with the existing house on it and currently
accessed from Union Valley Road.Lot 2 which is fifteen
acres will be developed in the future similar to the Union Valley Farms subdivision
and can be accessed from Union Valley Farms.There are no public improvements.
Frank Nierzwicki prepared a staff
report which details the various issues involved with this particular
subdivision and gave a recommendation for approval.
Laura Housel said Union
Valley Road is already too busy and asked if they
planned to widen the road to accommodate this additional traffic.She asked where the property lies.She also asked if the developer could or
would be willing to put up a fence or if she actually installed a fence if the
developer would pay half of the cost for installing it. She doesn’t want kids
from the subdivision trespassing on her property because she could have a
liability if someone got hurt.
plans to review the traffic situation in town and try to prepare a thoroughfare
plan as well as assess the roads that need improvements and extended.
Rick Coppock pointed
out this subdivision’s location and described how the subdivision is proposed
to look.He answered on larger tracks of
land the he believes the fence law would still pertain, but this development
would not be large tracks of land.Therefore if she wanted a fence it would be her responsibility.He added “No Trespassing” signs should keep
people out for the liability issues.
William Evans suggested she should
consult with her insurance agent on liability situations.
asked for a motion.William Evans entertained
a motion that the Preliminary and Final Plat approval of 2 lot subdivision for
Staggs 17.98 acres on Union Valley Road
property be accepted.Ed Bitner
seconded.Frank Buczolich asked for a
roll call vote.Frank Buczolich – yes,
Ed Bitner – yes, William Evans – yes and Sandra Hash – yes.Motion carried.
Request for Preliminary Plat approval on 55
lot subdivision for Robinson 23.35 acres on Ratliff Road property (Case Number:2004-PPlat-002)
Rick Coppock pointed
out the subdivision on the map and explained this would come off of Deer Run
and connect to Ratliff Road.The First Church of God would like to have
natural gas and Vectren won’t bring gas up from the one side because there
aren’t enough residents, but they are willing to bring gas down the other
way.The Town already has a 4” water
line in the area and a 6” water line could be run to Ratliff
Road which would give fire protection for
residents in the area, the ZionNazareneChurch and the First Church of God.There are some bigger lots because of the
sink holes in the area since those areas can’t be built on.The sewer will go to the lift station at the ZionNazareneChurch.
Sandra Hash asked if this area was down
hill from Greenbrier Knolls and Deer Run Subdivisions.
Rick Coppocksaid it comes up and goes down.He showed the detention ponds in the area.
Ed Bitner asked when and by who was the
sewer lines were put in.
Rick Coppock said the lift station by
the ZionNazareneChurch was put in with the church
but the church paid the Town to put it in.He also explained where Robinson has put in sewer.
Nierzwicki prepared a staff report with a recommendation for approval. He added
he will be working with the developer closely on the retention area when the
development phase begins.
asked for a motion.William Evans made a
motion to approve the Preliminary Plat for the 55 lot subdivision for Robinson
23.35 acres on Ratliff Road
property.Motion failed for lack of a
Ed Bitner said
he has a problem with the drainage issue and would like to review the site
first and try to prevent any drainage problems before they occur.
Evans made a motion to table this item until the next
meeting.Ed Bitner seconded.Frank Buczolich
asked for a roll call vote.Frank
Buczolich – yes, Ed Bitner – yes, William
Evans – yes and Sandra Hash – yes.Motion carried.
Request for Preliminary Amendment approval
on 2 lot subdivision for Ratliff Road subdivision (Case Number:2004-PFPlat-003)
Rick Coppock explained the Robinson’s
would like to move the driveway up eighty feet to the north.
Ed Bitner mentioned someone from the
public at the last meeting was concerned about drainage from the parking lot
and wanted to make sure the drainage issues were addressed.
Rick Coppock showed how the water uses
the same drainage plans as the County because the requirements are stricter.The retention pond that will be built will
help this drainage issue.
Nierzwicki prepared a staff report with a recommendation for approval.
Ed Bitner made
a motion to table this until the next meeting.This way he can visit the site with Rick Coppock or Frank
Nierzwicki.William Evans seconded.Frank Buczolich asked for a roll call
vote.Frank Buczolich asked for a roll
call vote.Frank Buczolich – yes, Ed
Bitner – yes, William Evans – yes and Sandra Hash – yes.Motion carried.
Buczolich asked for a motion to adjourn.Ed Bitner made a motion to adjourn.William Evans seconded.Motion
carried.Meeting adjourned at .