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June 2018 THE BEACON Page 3A Guilford Subdivision Plan Requires More Continued from page 1A 4. The conservation of property values throughout the jurisdiction 5. Responsible development and growth The Blind Hunting Club stated in its application that no more than one hundred units would be built on the property in question. Kendall Bales attended the Plan Commission meeting as a representative of Hrezo Engi- neering, a complete construc- tion management firm. Mr. Bales confirmed that sewer service stops at Perfect North Slopes but stated that the sew- er from Guilford would have to go to either Lawrenceburg, Greendale or be handled by the builder’s system. He also said they would work with the sewer district because the soil in the area is not conducive for septic. Mr. Bales stated that if the property remains agricultural, some of the slopes are not conducive to building homes. They would be forced to come up with a different plan if the property remains zoned agricultural. No estimates on the costs for sewer access for the sub-division were given. When asked when the sewer was slated to be installed in Guilford, Mr. Bales said that he’s not sure since that is handled through the regional sewer district. He stated that it is discussed at every board meeting, and the stumbling block seems to be funding. According to Mr. Bales, the time frame for the project is one year for engineering. They would like to break ground for the development nine months after that. Homes could be completed within two years. The Plan Commission requested that the Blind Hunt- ing Club submit a traffic study for the proposed subdivi- sion. The road is required to be eighteen feet wide. At its narrowest point, the road is a little over nineteen feet wide. Site distance is the other com- ponent of the traffic study. The site distance for this location is acceptable at York Ridge Road and State Road 1. The Blind Hunting Club will also be required to submit a detailed Concept Develop- ment Plan showing the layout of the proposed project. Finally, the Plan Commis- sion requested that the Blind Hunting Club submit a writ- ten commitment concerning its proposal to bear the cost of bringing sanitary sewer to the one hundred lots. The costs for engineering, the purchase of easements, and the installation of the line must be specified as the sole responsibility of the Blind Hunting Club. The proposed line would be served by the Dearborn County Regional Sewer District. When the Blind Hunting Club submits the requested doc- umentation to the Plan Com- mission, the Plan Commission will make a recommendation, either favorable or unfavorable, to the County Commissioners. They, in turn, will make the final decision about granting the zoning change. One caveat unique to this property is that it adjoins a cemetery on Bonnell Road. By Indiana State Law, any- thing within one hundred feet of the cemetery must be sub- mitted to the state and adhere to state laws. If the property in question is re-zoned, the project will progress in three phases: 1. A primary plat will be developed which will be pre- sented at a public hearing. 2. Improvement planning, including details on the size, location of utilities, property size calculations, curbs, side- walks, etc. must be provided. 3. A secondary plat from a survey is put together, and bond must be put in place. This is not the first time a subdivision has been proposed in the Guilford/Yorkville area. The old Schantz Farm, now Chapel Thorne Drive, was originally requested to be a subdivision with onw hundred homes. The farm consisted of approximately one hundred twenty acres. The request was denied and remained zoned as agricultural. The land was divided into twenty-one lots, each comprised of five or more acres. The next Plan Commission meeting is May 23, but the traffic study will probably not be done in time. The follow- ing meeting will be June 25. The map above shows the boundaries of the land located in Guilford to be considered for a zone map amendment request. This month's item was probably a must-have in homes at one time. . Do you know what it is? What is it? Last month’s mystery item was a cherry pitter. No modern kitchen should be without one!. Barb Nieman from Cross Plains wrote, “Our family is pretty sure this is an old cherry pitter. If we are correct, we want to know if Last month: cherry pitter this ones for sale! Our son’s favorite pie has always been cherry. When dating his wife, she decided to make one for him. Before tasting it he asked her if she pitted the cherries before cooking the pie... She said yes! Unfortunately she was of the belief that pitting cherries meant removing the stems! Thankfully his teeth survived... And her baking skills have improved substantially!” Connie Heil from New Alsace also guessed the cherry pitter correctly. This month’s challenge was submitted by a local reader. It was developed and patented long ago by his uncle. Please e-mail your guesses to editor@goBEACONnews. com by Friday, May 25. Good luck! sponsored by Cornerstone Realty/Lutz Auction Services Results Matter! The Maddin Team closed over $10 Million Dollars in 2017. Let us sell yours in 2018! OUR ADVERTISERS ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS. SHOP LOCAL AND TELL THEM YOU SAW THEIR ADS IN THE BEACON.