The Cloverdale Planning Commission took another step in its ongoing process to draft a zoning package at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday.
Town Attorney Alan Yackey presented the commission with a finalized draft of the definitions section of the zoning document for approval. The commission is evaluating a zoning document from Danville as a prototype for its eventual zoning plan.
The process is being undertaken in a step-by-step fashion, with all eighteen sections of Danville's regulations being addressed, modified, drafted, and approved individually. Discussion of proposed zoning modifications included providing specific language to accommodate appropriate use for the soon-to-open horse arena.
Information was provided that the sewer hook-up for the arena was approved. One matter of discussion elicited concern from the audience. Initial plans to make the US 231 corridor business-only was questioned by a home owner in attendance. Audience members were re-assured by Yackey and commission President Jerry Acrea that this particular matter of discussion was preliminary in nature, and that any affected homeowners would be compensated fairly if such a provision was approved. It was also noted that any structure of a historic nature would be excluded. In other business, it was reported that an income survey conducted by DePauw University students was underway. The data provided by the survey would facilitate the town's ability to receive federal grant moneys. The Cloverdale Planning Commission meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.