The Decatur County Area Plan Commission met on Wednesday.
Don Schilling with the Decatur County Redevelopment Commission requested to amend the Area Resolution and the Original Plan to add funding of a pre-school program as set forth in the Third Addendum to the Economic Development Plan. This added funding for the Greensburg Community Schools for next fall. The county schools were already approved funding in 2019 and they would like to include Greensburg Schools. State law requires they follow the County Comprehensive plan, and they came to the board to ensure it did so. This was approved.
Morgan Mauer requested to subdivide and rezone 2.99 acres out of 46.767 acres from an A-1 to an A-2 zoning classification for the construction of a single family detached dwelling. They plan to drill a well as their water source. The property is owned by Todd and Jeff Mauer in Greensburg, Clinton Township. Petition 2021-8 was approved.
Joe White requested to rezone 2.99 acres out of 6.981 acres from an A-1 to an A-2 zoning classification for the construction of a single family detached dwelling. They plan to use rural water. The property is owned by the Robert and Lila Ogle Revocable Trust in Greensburg, Sand Creek Township. Petition 2021-9 was approved.
Joe and Bonnie Weisenbach requested to rezone 2.99 acres out of 43.084 acres from an A-1 to an A-2 zoning classification for the construction of a single family detached dwelling. They plan to use the Napoleon Water system. The property is located in Greensburg, Salt Creek Township. Petition 2021-10 was approved.
Kyle Johannigman requested to subdivide 3.00 acres out of 108.32 acres and rezone 2.99 acres out of that 3 from an A-1 to an A-2 zoning classification for the construction of a single family detached dwelling. They plan for it to be a single story home using rural water. The property is located in Greensburg, Marion Township. Petition 2021-11 was approved.
There was a public hearing for the draft of the Solar Energy Facilities Ordinance. Gary Fisher asked the board who the petitioner would be in these cases. The developer or the land owner would be, depending on the project. This would be for a conditional use and in most cases the land owner would be liable. Patty Lang Fisher representing the Decatur County Farm Bureau gave an update on the survey sent out to members in 2021 on the use of A-1 zoned farm land for commercial use. 61% of members were against it, 12% abstained, and 27% supported. Bryan Robbins briefly talked about the positive economic effect this would have, considering taxes on properties where these are placed would raise.
Brad Schutte and Paul Stone have been working on the CFOs ordinance. They feel as though they have a plan good enough to send to commissioners for their approval. If commissioners agree, they will have a public hearing on it.
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