April 6, 1998



The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 6, 1998. Members present were Michael Cornman, President, Geraldine McIntyre, Vice President, and Donald Ashley. Mr. Cornman called the meeting to order.





Mike Cornman said tonightís meeting is primarily the focus of annexation.The Town Council will hear a report from H. J. Umbaugh and Associates; they are the company we hired to do our annexation study.They are probably quarter or half way there on their study before we go ahead with anything.They need the input of the Town Council, the entire Council to see which way they want to go with this at this point.This is not the full annexation plan, it maybe more informal than anything.They will have a comment period, but he asks that you hold all questions until the end of the presentation.


Ty Connor and Bryan Colton from H. J. Umbaugh gave the presentation to the Council of 3 different areas that are in the preliminary plan for annexation.He showed this on maps.Ty said as far as what they need as far as direction from the Council is direction on what areas that you specifically want to annex.Areas have been identified in the Ordinance from Bloomington as Phase 1 A, Phase 1B, and then Phase 2.Ty said Rick had identified this are north of town with White Oaks and these subdivisions.In reviewing the contiguous boundary requirements, rather than approach it trying to take over 5 lots in subdivision and going that way, were they were going is to annex all this area.that is an unannexed portion of the town that is out there by itself.This would give them this entire contiguous boundary.Then work their way up through Maple Woods and Perry Woods subdivision.They are thinking of having 3 annexation areas at once.


Ty went over the map and the different areas with the Council.In one area there is a volunteer annexation and there may be more in that area.


Mike Cornman asked the steps it takes to do the annexation, the time frames, if there is a known remonstration.Mike Spencer said once we pass the Ordinance, they would have 60 days in which to remonstrate.There is a public hearing at the adoption of the Ordinance.Mike Cornman said if there isnít a remonstrant, then it becomes an annexed part of Ellettsville at the end of 60 days?Mike Spencer said right, the Ordinance becomes effective.


There was a discussion on Lake View Drive, which leads from 46 to Forest View on the sewer.Rick said it thinks there are very few houses that would effect.


They will have 3 annexation areas area 1, area 1A, and area 1B.There will be 3 separate Ordinances, for each annexation area and physical plan.Area 1 is to the north of the town on McNeely and Perry Woods.Area 1A is the area at the end of Main Street all the way to Lake View Drive and a little beyond.


Geraldine wanted to know if the Fryes and the Coopers are in this?


Mike Cornman said no it doesnít and that is one we probably ought to do.We probably ought to put that in.


There was discussion of Hartstraight area.Mike Cornman doesnít think we should mess with west of Hartstraight Road at this time.But he is open to the North end of Hartstraight.There was more discussion on this area.Mike Cornman would like to suggest since it came up west of Hartstraight that it is looked at further with Rick and Mike Farmer and Ty and Brian.They will have to have a meeting again to discuss west of Hartstraight.


There was more discussion.


Mike Cornman said at this time he wants to suggest a motion to the Council that we authorize H. J. Umbaugh and Associates to move ahead with the areas identified as 1A, and 1B as outlined on this map as referenced and the northern area to do a physical plan.Mike Spencer asked when you said the northern area what do you mean by that?The Clerk asked what you are calling the northern area is that number 1?Mike Cornman said no; I call it the northern area.Ty said they would change (the map).Rick said we will call it the McNeely Street area. Mike Cornman said there you go.Donald Ashley so moved.Geraldine McIntyre seconded.Motion passed 3-0.


Mike Cornman told the public that Ty and Brian and Rick would be here to answer any of their questions.


Mike Cornman suggest a motion that H.J. Umbaugh1A 1B as at lineon Northern area McNeely Street.Donald Ashley so moved.Geraldine McIntyre seconded.Motion passed 3-0.




Donald Ashley made the motion to adjourn.Geraldine McIntyre seconded.Motion passed 3-0.