Noblesville Common Council – March 12

Lake Forest
Lake Forest

Action: Adoption of a preliminary development planWhat it means: Corby Thompson of Boomerang Development will create Lake Forest subdivision on the northwest corner of 161st Street and Hazel Dell Parkway. Lake Forest will contain 141 lots with homes expected to range from $250,000 to $350,000. Thompson said the development would bring a $40-million investment to Noblesville with $5 million for local businesses. As part of the development, Boomerang will help improve a portion of 161st Street with the city prepared to repair another portion.

What’s next: Construction on the first new subdivision in seven years will begin.


Action: Amendment to traffic schedule

What it means: Street Dept. Director Patty Johnson proposed three changes to the city’s traffic schedule: adding 41 stop signs within the Deer Path subdivision, which were added by the developer and city engineering department. Within Deer Path there will be no parking in front of 15306 Wandering Way. Homeowners have a disabled child that is unable to get to the school bus when neighbors park in front of their home. No parking restrictions have been lifted from 19545 and 19542 Wagon Trail Drive. The parking ban centered around a traffic island which is now being removed.

What’s next: The amendment was unanimously approved 6-0.


Hazel Dell
Hazel Dell

Action: Zoning change for 15788 Hazell Dell Pkwy.

What it means: The property at 15788 Hazel Dell Pkwy. will be rezoned from “SR” suburban single-family residential to “R2,” low to moderate density single-family residential. The homeowner plans to divide the 3.4 acres into two residential lots, which will remain in his family.

What’s next: The change was approved 6-0


Action: Amendment to city salaries

What it means: Michael Hendricks said changes within the city’s information technology department have left a vacancy in the role of assistant IT administrator. Hendricks said instead of paying a new employee $30.03 an hour, an administrative assistant will be hired for $18.49 an hour – a savings of more than $24,000 a year.

What’s next: The city’s human resource department is accepting applications for the position.