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Porter hearing set February 20 on dividing lot in two

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Meeting Wednesday, the Porter Plan Commission scheduled a Feb. 20 public hearing on Anthony and Rosalie Gardnerís request to divide 1.49 acres at 1140 Cardinal Ct. into two lots.

Bill Davies of Davies Surveying represented the petitioners.

The parcel, located north of Oak Hill Road between Waverly Road and Indiana 49, is served by utilities and the new lot created would be buildable under the townís zoning ordinance.

Because itís considered a minor subdivision, both primary and secondary plat approval will be sought at the Feb. 20 meeting.

The petition is the first brought under a new Porter zoning policy mandating applicants pay $20 for the zoning secretary to provide them with the list of adjacent landowners who by law have to be notified of a public hearing. Plan Commission members approved the form to be used and asked that the GIS map used to obtain the names be printed out, too.

Two other matters were addressed. By unanimous vote with member Erik Wagner absent the commission accepted the recommendation of engineers Haas & Associates to set the maintenance bond for Mineral Springs Villas at $57,482. A 2004 letter of credit for Munson Place industrial park was extended for another year.

Under 2013 reorganization John Kremke was elected commission president, Elka Nelson its vice-president, Ken Timm the commissionís appointee to the Board of Zoning Appeals, and Jessie Campaniello as planning secretary.

Kremke also was elected BZA president earlier in the evening. Henry Huyser was elected vice-president and Campaniello was retained as BZA secretary. New member Bill Stronks was welcomed.

During 2013 Porter Plan Commission members each will be paid $109.08 per meeting and BZA members $60.15 per meeting.



Posted 1/18/2013