The Porter Town
Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Porter Town Hall, 303 Franklin
St., for its regular meeting.
The Council agenda
includes an ordinance to rezone the property at 1035 Wagner Rd. for the
purpose of developing a self-sustaining farm operation with produce and
animals. Making the request is resident and former Town official Paul
The matter had been
tabled from the Council’s Nov. 15 meeting after Council Attorney Greg
Sobkowski told the Council that an ordinance had not been drafted and in
order to take action on the rezoning, the Council would need to have the
ordinance written up in time for the meeting.
Town Director of
Development Michael Barry said there was no resolution or ordinance made up
because the advisory plan commission voted to give no recommendation on the
rezoning instead of giving a recommendation to approve or deny.
Council will have second readings on two ordinances. The first is to
increase the Town’s monthly stormwater fee from $4 to $6, as recommended by
the Town’s Stormwater Management Board. The other ordinance is for the
montly rate of trash pick-up services which will increase from $14.40 to
$14.98 per residential unit in 2017 and to $15.58 in 2018.
In other business,
the Council will vote on a resolution to adopt a Title VI nondiscrimination
agreement. Local governments are required to have adopted a Title VI
resolution in order to receieve federal funds.
The Council will
also hear reports from department heads. The public may make comments and
present petitions at the start of the meeting.