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City Plan Commission Approves Wenzel’s Subdivision on St. Rd. 17

February 6, 2013

  02/07/13 After tabling the minor subdivision request of Del Wenzel for a development on the south side of State Road 17 across from the Deer Trail Subdivision last month the Plymouth Plan Commission took action on Tuesday night.

Newly appointed City Plan Consultant, Ralph Booker gave an overview of the project and said because a road in involved in the development the application should be for a major subdivision.  Although the road planned at the January meeting was going to be private, Booker told Wenzel that he is required to build the road to county standards because it is part of a subdivision.

  After attending the City’s TRC meeting Wenzel decided to build the road from the entrance off of State Road 17 to nearly 500 feet back into the property and then have a cul-de-sack to access the two back lots.

At last month’s meeting Wenzel didn’t have a drainage plan but during this month’s meeting he did show a plan.  County Surveyor Larry Fisher attended the meeting and said prior to receiving county approval for the development the drainage plan will have to be approved.

  After discussions on a access lane on State Road 17, maintenance of the retention area, and the outflow of the retention pond to Dixon Lake the Plymouth Plan Commission accepted the preliminary plat pending approval of the county drainage plan, assurance of a 20 foot wide roadway with a cul-de-sack to be dedicated to the county and the proper INDOT approval the commission voted 7 to2.  The two voting against was Doug Feece and Mark Gidley.

Wenzel will now head to the County Plan Commission and then on to the County Commissioners for final approval.