Comp Plan committee receives survey results
Members of a committee reviewing the goals and objectives of the county’s current Comprehensive Plan agreed to meet on Tuesday morning,Jan. 12, at 8, to discuss results of a recent community survey. Committee Chair Rich Schein told other members of the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission’s Comp Plan subcommittee last Thursday that he will review the survey results and comments – submitted by 37 residents – before their Jan. 12 meeting. “There’s some really interesting comments that people have made that are relevant to goals and objectives – mostly positive, some asking questions,” he said. “There are a lot of comments in here that have absolutely nothing to do with goals and objectives. And there are a lot of comments here that have nothing to do with comprehensive planning whatsoever.” He said all relevant comments should be considered before any decisions are made to change or not change the Comp Plan’s current goals and objectives. However, he said the survey results are currently not easy to understand. Schien tasked himself with making the feedback easier to understand – and consider – before the committee meeting next month. “There were many comments that are appropriate as we go through each element (of the Comprehensive Plan),” said Planning Director Pattie Wilson. “There’s a lot of transportation discussion, and I think those (comments) are pertinent when we go through the mobility chapter.” She said additional comments will be pertinent for consideration when possible changes to other elements of the Comp Plan are discussed moving forward. The current goals and objectives are a section in the county’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides a guide for future land use. Those land use plan’s goals and objectives were adopted in 2010. State law requires a review of the Comprehensive Plan every five years. As that process began, Comp Plan committee members agreed to conduct a survey to seek public input on the current goals and objectives. Warehouse plan The Planning Commission approved a final development plan allowing CAMCO Properties, LLC, (Tim Cambron, member), to build a 15,000 square-foot warehouse on Kuhlman Boulevard. The warehouse, which will be located to the northeast of the building occupied by Ruggles Sign Company, will be leased to Motion Industries. Project engineer Tim Thompson said fewer than 10 to 12 people will occupy the warehouse at any one time. Midway zone change The commission unanimously recommended a zone change that will rezone 327 Smith Street in Midway from I-1 (light industrial) to R-1 (medium density residential). P&Z’s recommendation was forwarded to Midway City Council, which must approve the zone change. The buyer of the property does not propose any changes to the house and garage at 327 Smith Street, according to a staff report prepared by Wilson. She noted that the lot is located within the urban services boundary of Midway, and is the only remaining lot on Smith Street not zoned for a residential use. The zone change will allow the property buyer to obtain an FHA loan, a real estate agent told commission members.