Roll Call: William Evans asked for roll call of the Council Members. Members present were: William Evans, Vice-President; Phillip Rogers and Lisa Creech. Also present were Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer; Mike Spencer, Attorney; Rick Coppock, Town Engineer and Jeffrey York, Planning and Zoning Administrator. Dennis Williamson and Patrick Stoffers were absent.
Approval of the regular meeting minutes
Lisa Creech made a motion to approve the minutes for
Action to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers
Lisa Creech made a motion to pay the accounts payable vouchers. Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried.
Award Recognition: William Evans read the award aloud and said he hopes all the departments keep up the good work.
Indiana Public Employer’s Plan presented the
Union Valley Farms section 4 Final Plat
Rick Coppock of
Bynum Fanyo & Associates explained this is the last phase of Union Valley
Farms. There will be 17 lots. The majority of the improvements are in
including water, sewer and base for the roads.
There is a bond for the remainder of the improvements. This property is adjacent to the Forestview
Subdivision off of
Lisa Creech made a motion to approve the final plat for Union Valley Farms, section 4. Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinance on First
Ordinance 04-16 an ordinance to amend sections 152.220 – 152.227 and adding section 152.228 of the Ellettsville Town Code concerning parking, loading and driveways
Jeff York explained
the original Ordinance he prepared as one of his first tasks was adopted in April
2004 but it was quite strict and was hard to enforce. Therefore, the Plan Commission and himself has
discussed amending the Parking, Loading and Driveway Ordinance several times
over the summer fine tuning it to make it a little more “friendly” for the
citizens and eliminate some of the stricter regulations, for example this
amendment reduces the amount of gravel required from four inches to two
inches. This ordinance will be more
enforceable as well as easier for citizens to come into compliance. (Note: See Plan Commission Meeting
Ordinance 04-17 an ordinance to amend sections 152.101 – 152.112 of the
Jeff York explained this is an update to our floodplain ordinance. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) suggested these changes and we have patterned our ordinance amendment after the example they provided. Our current floodplain ordinance is lacking on several issues. These changes will bring the Town into compliance with State and Federal regulations for floodplains.
Ordinance on Second
Ordinance 04-14 an ordinance concerning the annexation of
Philip Tapp of Bledsoe, Tapp and Riggert explained they have made the changes to accommodate the requests and alleviate the concerns of the local residents they have heard during the previous meetings and he doesn’t have anything else to add at this time.
William Evans stated this is one of the best things he’s seen happen for a while with the way the developers and people have worked together on this. This system is good for the community.
Lisa Creech seconded William’s comment.
Lisa Creech made a motion to adopt Ordinance 04-14 annexation of
Ordinance 04-15 Rezoning of
William Evans explained it is the old “Shook” house and a local attorney, Dana Kerr purchased the home and is renovating it to turn it into business offices.
Lisa Creech made a motion to adopt Ordinance 04-15 Rezoning of 709 West Main Street from R-1 to C-1. Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried.
Old Business - None
New Business - None
Privilege of the Floor
Mike Hendricks Commander of the Ellettsville Police Reserves explained Greg Marietta was formerly a Reserve and Greg would like to be reinstated to the force.
William Evans recommended reinstating Greg Marietta to the Police Reserves and asked for a motion.
Lisa Creech made a motion to reinstate Greg Marietta to the Police Reserves. Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried.
Sandra Hash swore Greg Marietta in before the Council and congratulated him.
Jeff York stated he has decided to resign his position as the Planning and Zoning Administrator for the Town and thanked the Town for the opportunity to serve here for a time.
Lisa Creech said Jeff will be greatly missed by all and he was a great asset.
Lisa said she and
She will not be able to attend the October 25th Council Meeting due to her employment sending her out of town.
William Evans asked if two days each quarter was enough time to pick up all the brush. He asked if it was scheduled would it help the situation.
William Evans thanked Jeff York for the wonderful job he has done for the Town and said he hates to see him leave.
Lisa Creech made a motion to adjourn. Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at p. m.