February 05,2004




The Ellettsville, Indiana Plan Commission met in regular session at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 05, 2004.Members present were Frank Buczolich, President; David Drake, Vice President; Terry Baker, Don Calvert, Sandra Hash, Lisa Creech, and William Evans, Secretary.Mr. Rick Coppock, Town Engineer was also in attendance at the meeting.Frank Buczolich started the meeting by leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.††



A motion was made by David Drake to approve the minutes of the January 08, 2004 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting.Terry Baker seconded.Motion carried 7-0.




Voluntary Annexation of the Harmon Family Farm


Mr. Rod Figg, representing the Harmon Family, requested the voluntary annexation of the Harmon Family farm.The zoning was to be either AG1 or AG2.A motion was made by David Drake to recommend to the Town Council that the Harmon Farm Zoning to be Agricultural, AG2.Terry Baker seconded.Motion carried 6-1, 1 abstention.


Lighting Concerns for Storage Facility on Ridge Springs Lane


Mr. Glen Beninger spoke before the Commission about his lighting concerns at the storage facility on Ridge Springs Lane.There was too much light shining onto his house and property at night.He has spoken to the owner, Don Kinser.Mr. Kinser has turned off the three lights that shine toward Mr. Beningerís home as a temporary fix to the problem.Mr. Kinser wrote a letter to the Commission stating without the lights his surveillance cameras were unable to function properly.Mr. Beninger presented information on controlling light pollution.He requested a test to look at the house and the shadows presented by the lighting.CINergy/PSI would have to turn the lights back on for the test.Mr. Rick Coppock, Town Engineer, will send a letter to both CINergy/PSI and Mr. Don Kinser about the problem.


Lighting at C&S Gas Station


Mr. Joe Sanders voiced his concerns about the lighting at the new C&S gas station.Representatives of the C&S gas station, Mr. Sanders, and the Commission discussed the problem.As the weather had held up some plans for the final work on the facility, it was determined that it would be agreeable to wait until final completion and see if there was still a problem with the lighting.




A motion was made by Terry Baker to adjourn the February 08, 2004 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.William Evans seconded.Motion carried 7-0.