The Zionsville Town Council met Nov. 4 and approved four items on the agenda. For more, visit Zionsville-in.gov.
What happened: The council unanimously approved an ordinance to rezone 1.5 acres at the southeast quadrant of 146th Street and Michigan Road from rural professional business to rural general business.
What it means: Petitioner Matt Price explained the rezone was necessary to allow for a 21st Amendment liquor store to build on one of the outlots zoned on the property. The liquor store is under contract and plans to break ground in the spring. The store is part of a larger development that was originally planned to be anchored by a large grocer, but plans have changed due to the market. Instead, Price said the area is more likely to become a neighborhood commercial development.
The 21st Amendment is one of 13 outlots, and other proposed outlots include a day care center, a fueling and convenience center and more. Councilor Kevin Spees asked if the developer received input from the community about placing a liquor store near a day care center. Price said there was no remonstrance when the proposal appeared before the plan commission.
What happened: The council unanimously approved a modification to the committees tied to Boone County Ordinance No. 2008-13.
What it means: The approval was in relation to the above agenda item. It allows the development at the southeast quadrant of 146th Street and Michigan Road to adapt and move forward as a neighborhood mixed-use development instead of what it was previously approved for, which was to be several outlots anchored by a large grocer.
What happened: The council approved the 2020 salary ordinance, 6-0.
What it means: Before the vote, Deputy Mayor Ed Mitro gave a brief presentation. He said the salary ordinance matches the one outlined in the 2020 budget, and that insurance costs do not increase for 2020.
What happened: The Zionsville Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance to vacate a platted alley.
What it means: The alley runs north-south between Fourth and Fifth streets in the Village. Two houses stand on either side of the alley, and the Gorgievski family owns one of the homes. The Gorgievskis requested the council vacate the alley in order to build a fence. The alley was a 10-foot alley, so the Gorgievskis receive 5 feet and the east-side neighbor receives 5 feet.