The Zionsville Town Council met Oct. 23 for its monthly morning meeting. It was unable to vote on the 2018 budget because of a technicality, but it did approve rezoning for a 6-acre site in The Village and voted to restrict parking in the Colony Woods neighborhood.
What happened: The council expected to vote on its 2018 budget at its meeting Oct. 23, but because of a technicality the vote was delayed.
What it means: Deputy Mayor Ed Mitro told the council that the Dept. of Local Government Finance alerted him that a legal notice advertising public hearings for the budget incorrectly listed Oct. 16 as the date of the second public hearing. Because that fell during fall break, the council announced at its Oct. 2 meeting that the second public hearing would take place Oct. 23 instead. The DLGF, however, said the printed legal notice trumped the public announcement, making the council unable to vote on the matter Oct. 23.
What’s next: The council set the final reading on the budget for 7:30 a.m. Oct. 30. Visit CurrentZionsville.com for results.
What happened: The council unanimously voted to rezone 6 acres along W. Sycamore Street from B-2 and B-3 Commercial Districts to Urban Village District.
What it means: The council initiated the rezoning after several proposed developments for the site in recent years fell through. VBD zoning is more restrictive than B-2 and B-3. It allows commercial development but bans certain uses, such as heavy manufacturing. Attorney Roger Burrus, representing building owner Barbara Hanson-Slaff, said his client was against the change.
What’s next: Burrus said a developer interested in the site is working to determine if the site is still suitable for its plans with the new zoning.
What happened: The council voted 4-1 to approve an ordinance amendment that restricts parking on portions of Williamsburg Lane and Williamsburg Court in the Colony Woods neighborhood between 3 and 5 p.m. on school days.
What it means: Colony Woods residents asked the council to make the amendment because several cars are frequently parked along the affected roads as their drivers wait for students to finish classes at Zionsville Community High School, which is right across the street. One resident spoke in opposition and said several of his neighbors also did not support the change.
What’s next: The ordinance is now in effect. First-time violators could face a $10 fine.
What happened: The council unanimously approved an amendment to the cash drawer ordinance.
What it means: The amendment adds the Zion Nature Center and Dept. of Finance and Records to the list of departments that have $100 on hand to make change for people who want to pay for items in cash.