November 2, 2000



The Ellettsville, Indiana Plan Commission met in regular session at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 02, 2000. Members present were Kevin Farris, President; David Sorokoty, Vice-President Terry Baker, Frank Buczolich, Sandra Hash, and Geraldine McIntyre. William Evans, Secretary; was absent.




Ellettsville Town Planner, Mr. Bill Land, spoke in length about the 20-Year Comprehensive Plan, The East Ellettsville Area Plan, and the Downtown Plan.  He introduced by name the Steering Committee for the Plan and also spoke about the dates of the upcoming meetings for both of them.  Mr. Land stressed the need for public input at these meetings that will be held at a later date.  Mr. Land also spoke about the comparisons that have been done in comparable communities and also some of the research that he has done so far concerning this matter.  There was discussion about the plans with the Planning and Zoning Board.


Debbie Popp, who resides at 5474 N. Union Valley Road, voiced her concerns to the Planning Commission about the water run off problem they now have after the new subdivision on the Ponton property has been started near their home.  There was discussion between the Planning Commission and Mrs. Popp about this.  Town Engineer, Rick Coppock, also was involved in this discussion. 


Town Council member, Jerry Pittsford, also said that he had received a call from Tammy Cunningham concerning this project voicing her concerns about the water problems she has incurred after the start of this new subdivision.


Gary Heftner also voiced his concerns about problems that he may incur in the future possibly caused by the new development.  The new retention pond will be adjacent to his property.




New Development; Belcher Subdivision:


Kevin Farris requested approval for a developmental plan authorization for an Indiana University Credit Union ATM machine on his property and also for approval for a new convenience store, gas station and car wash at the same location, State Road 46 and Lakeview Drive. 

Geraldine McIntyre made the motion to approve Mr. Farris’s development plan at State Road 46 and Lakeview Drive.  Terry Baker seconded. Motion passed 4-1.  Kevin Farris abstained.


New Building; Rick’s Auto- Body Works:


Permission was asked to build a new building at the present location of Troth’s Body Shop.  Motion made by Frank Buczolich to approve the preliminary motion contingent upon DNR approval and landscaping.  Motion seconded by Geraldine McIntyre.  Motion passed, 5-0.    




Motion made by Sandra Hash to approve minutes.  Terry Baker seconded.  Motion passed.











Motion made by Geraldine McIntyre to adjourn the meeting, Terry Baker seconded.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:45 P.M.





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Kevin Farris                                                                 David Sorokoty

President                                                                      Vice President




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Terry Baker                                                                  Frank Buczolich                                                                                                                       




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Sandra Hash                                                                 Geraldine McIntyre                                          





William Evans