The Porter County
Development Review Committee approved requests in three cases at its meeting
The Committee heard
two cases for minor subdivisions, in Jackson Township and Washington
Township, and one case for storage in a light industrial district in
In the first case,
Richard Parker sought primary plat approval for a two-lot minor subdivision
zoned rural residential at 759N 500E in Jackson Township.
was approved, with a suggestion from the committee that he keep an eye on
the westernmost acre of the property, which could present some problems with
In the second case,
Arthur Bierma sought primary plat approval for the Bierma Farms minor
subdivision at 595N 400E in Washington Township. There are two lots on the
property, which is zoned rural residential.
revised drainage reports per a request from the committee at a previous
meeting. The reports show that drainage on the property is in accordance
with county standards, according to County Engineer Mike Novotney, who
suggested that Bierma have the drainage report certified and revise the
scale on one sheet of the plat. Bierma is also expected to work with the
Highway Department when it comes time to construct culverts.
accordingly approved Bierma’s request, provided he follows Novotney’s
recommendations. Owners with land adjoined to the property will be notified
of the plans for the subdivision and given 30 days to comment.
In the third case,
Frank Kantroski of Illiana industrial sought approval to make an addition to
an existing steel frame building for storage. The property, at 393 E. U.S.
Highway 30 in Washington Township, is zoned light industrial.
Novotney said there
is adequate storage for run-off in a pond on the property. His only
recommendation is that the county reach an agreement for an easement around
the pond, so the county has the right to inspect and perform maintenance on
it if the need arises. Kantroski agreed.
approved Kantroski’s request, with the side note that he will need to
cooperate with the County Health Department if he decides to include
restrooms in the new addition.