Compiled by Ann Marie Shambaugh
The Zionsville Town Council met Jan. 3 to elect officers, discuss a rezoning proposal and more.
What happened: The council voted to delay a discussion on the rezoning of approximately 72 acres at the northwest corner of CR 400 S and CR 875 E from R1 to R2 for a planned subdivision by Beazer Homes.
What it means: The Zionsville Plan Commission gave an unfavorable recommendation for the rezoning at its December meeting after several residents expressed concerns about the project. An attorney representing Beazer requested the continuance to allow the councilors adequate time to review the proposal as the vote was scheduled right after the holiday season. Two residents spoke against the project at the town council meeting.
What’s next: The council is expected to discuss the rezoning at its Feb. 6 meeting.
What happened: The Zionsville Town Council elected officers to serve for 2017.
What it means: The council elected Elizabeth Hopper as president and Joshua Garrett as vice president, both by a 5-1 vote. Councilor Tom Schuler voted in opposition to both appointments.
What’s next: Hopper and Garrett will serve in their roles throughout the year, with the next election of officers expected to occur at the first council meeting in 2018.
What happened: The council decided to delay making appointments to town boards, commissions and committees.
What it means: The individuals currently on the various boards will continue to serve until the council revisits the issue.
What’s next: The council is expected to revisit the issue at its Jan. 17 meeting.