Planning Comm. asked to deny rezone request at regular meeting

Beth Rumsey
Staff Writer

The Area Planning Commission considered a rezone request presented by the Town of Versailles at the regular meeting on Tuesday, April 6. Larry Eaton, counsel for the town, requested a rezone from Residential to General Business for 119 North Adams Street, formerly the Versailles Senior Center.

Eaton explained that property reverted to the town after the senior center was disbanded. According to Eaton, the purchaser has intentions to open an exercise unit at the location. Currently, there is off street parking available, according to Eaton.

The board recommended the town rezone the property to limited business, which would not require a site plan.

A letter from Pauline Linkmeyer, at 114 North Adams Street, was submitted and read. According to the letter, Linkmeyer requests that the board not allow the rezone with regards to increased foot traffic as well as an increase of vehicles parking on the street.

The board noted that when the senior center was open, several events were held as well as operating as a daily meal site, which increased traffic also.

The motion to send the rezone back to the Town of Versailles with the Limited Business zone was unanimously approved.

In other business, the board granted primary approval of the Beiler one-lot agricultural subdivision presented by Levi and Fannie Beiler at 4925 West County Road 550S in Holton. County Surveyor, Jeff French, abstained from voting.

All members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11 beginning at 7 p.m. in the courthouse annex, Versailles.