ELLETTSVILLE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
The Ellettsville, Indiana Board of Zoning appeals met at ,
Jack Neal, President; Ray Freetage, Vice President;
Jack Neal, President, stated since this is the first meeting of the year, new officers should be elected. Jack Neal was elected President, Ray Freetage was elected Vice President and Geraldine McIntyre was elected Secretary.
Jack Neal stated we are here to consider a variance request for a billboard that was taken down due to the widening of State Road 46. Hoosier Outdoor Advertising applied for a height and size variance.
Attorney, represented the petitioner John Baugh about the lost sign. John stated that when Dave Sorokoty was
President of the
Jack Neal pointed out this is a big sign.
Tom Ponton and Bud Cross own the Cross Paint and Body Shop, which is adjacent to the Baugh property. They discussed some concerns on cleaning the ditch between the properties. Mr. Ponton mentioned he knew someone interested in buying the Baugh property.
Frank Nierzwicki, Director of Planning stated Hoosier Outdoor Advertising started the process of replacing the sign before his employment with the town. The sign requirements are 80 square feet in the town and 60 square feet along State Road 46 making the request for a 300 square foot sign almost three times the legal limit.
Geraldine McIntyre added that when Mr. Land and the Plan Commission worked on the sign restrictions it was to improve the appearance of the town. Allowing signs that do not fit the requirements would be taking a step backward.
will check the BZA,
summarized the concerns as follows: The
Town Planner advised the sign doesn’t fit our requirements and the safety issue
at the corner of
Ray Freetage stated two 300 square feet signs for a total of 600 square feet seemed extremely large.
Jack Neal discussed having another meeting in a few weeks regarding this matter.
Denise Knell made the motion to adjourn.