During a brief meeting Oct. 3, the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for a roadway vacation petition.
Randy and Connie Norman own property in the small, unincorporated community of Sevastopol in southern Kosciusko County. Originally platted in the 1860s, the community never grew as hoped because the railroads were built elsewhere in the county.
The Normans want to vacate a section of an alley near the intersection of CR 1000W and CR 700S. Vacating the alley would split the property in half between two owners, but the Normans have reached an agreement with the adjacent property owner to purchase the other half.
There were no remonstrators against the petition. The county commissioners will consider the petition at their Oct. 23 meeting.
In other business, the APC recommended to deny a rezoning petition for Mark Dillon, who was not present at the meeting. The petition was continued from the Sept. 5 meeting. Dillon, however, received what he requested from the county board of zoning appeals at their September meeting with the one exception of a shooting range, which he decided not to pursue until possibly later.
He owns a bait shop at the intersection of SR 13 and CR 350N, south of North Webster in Tippecanoe Township, and requested it be rezoned to commercial. The county BZA approved his petition to add signage, a drive through and also to offer boat rentals at his business.
Dillon did not withdraw his rezoning petition, but the APC felt since he was already given most of what he requested by the BZA the rezoning should be denied. County commissioners will consider the petition at their Oct. 23 meeting.
APC meetings are held at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the old courtroom of the county courthouse.