Ellettsville, Indiana Planning Commission met in regular session on
Roll Call: †Frank Buczolich, President; Ed Bitner, Vice President; Lisa Creech, William Evans, Terry Baker, Don Calvert and Sandra Hash, Secretary were present.† Rick Coppock and Frank Nierzwicki were also in attendance.
Approval of the Minutes for
Evans made a motion to approve the Plan Commission Meeting minutes of
Request from Hearne Development LLC for
Preliminary and Final Plat approval for the property located at
Phil Tapp, Bledsoe Tapp & Riggert, Inc. requested the preliminary and final plat approval for Phase I of Litton Estates, the single family portion in Parcel A.† Rick Coppock gave a technical review outline of items that need to be corrected. †Ed Bitner asked Rick to explain how the memo applies to the print.† Rick answered the memo is adding and moving drainage structures and inlets.† He also provided the calculations.†
Questions were taken from the public, starting with Shelly Nelson.† She wanted to know if there were any changes to the lot size.† Phil Tapp answered there would be no traffic changes and the lots would be just slightly under the required lot size.†
Ed Bitner asked about the drainage and possibilities of flooding in the Ridge Springs addition due to this construction.† Phil answered the water runs away from Ridge Springs; he went on to discuss the retention facility and the water flow.†
Frank Nierzwicki, Director of Planning Services, stated that he has been involved in the 2nd half of this project and has reviewed the prior information.† A construction road will be developed to prevent construction traffic in the current addition.†
Rick Coppock will review items listed to be corrected or addressed prior to approval.
Nelson wanted to know if increasing the lot size decreased the number of
homes.†† Phil Tapp explained that the
number of homes would still be the same.†
He went on to explain they would not achieve the density on the number
of lots that they planned. The lots would just be larger.† A question was then asked where the
construction road will be.† Phil answered
that it will start at Highway 46 across from
Request from Development Group Network Inc. for the Preliminary Plat approval for a 30 lot subdivision on the property located west of the 5500 block of Union Valley Road which is Lot 1 of the Staggs Subdivision.
Rick Coppock showed the details on the map and explained the drainage.† Originally it was thought they would develop 30 lots but it ended up with 33 lots.† All lots are 10,000 sq ft.† There are two detention ponds.† Terry and Ed questioned the water run off to the Meadowlands.† Rick pointed it out on the map.† There was a big discussion on the drainage issues in and around the area.
Nierzwicki would like to review in the future a connector road going out to
Sandra Hash asked about the signs.† Mr. McDonald likes to use custom style signs.† It is unclear if the stop signs are the legal format and who would take care of them after the development is finished.†
Bitner expressed concern of adding to the flooding problems of Jacks Defeat
Creech motioned to approve the request from the Development Group Network Inc.
for the Preliminary Plat approval for a 33 lot subdivision of the property
located west of the 5500 block of
Privilege of the Floor Ė non Agenda Items
Frank Nierzwicki mentioned there is a BZA meeting scheduled for March 29 at concerning the size of a sign along State Road 46.† Hoosier Outdoor is asking to replace and upgrade the sign.†
Joe Smith, President Quality Construction Corp developer of
Prominence Point, came to Ellettsville due to the
common sense approach.† It is his
understanding that recently all building permits and fees have been handed to the
Monroe County Building Department.† Ellettsville
presently has a flat $25.00 planning fee.†
v ††††Sewage hook on fees are $235 higher than
gallons of water, sewage and storm water is $40 in
††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In Ellettsville it is $55.99
v ††††No trash pick up in Ellettsville
v ††††Now with the 6 cents increase, it almost triples cost of permit.†
††††† ††††quadruple the price of basements.
Town needs developers to expand the tax base to help pay for the police and
fire departments.† In
Lisa Creech complimented Joe Smith on the good job he is doing on his development. Ellettsville is going through growing pains and the Fire Departmentís responsibilities have grown making it prohibitive for them to continue as Building Inspectors.† We donít want to make Ellettsville an unattractive place for people to live.†† She would like to sit down, address some of the issues and come to a compromise.† Joe Smith commented on knowing about the sewer and water fees coming into the project.† But the building permit fees were a bigger hit.† He would like to see the 6 cents not added.