Planning Commision Meeting Minutes – May 25, 2021

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The Martinsville Plan Commission was called to order by Chairman Tom Williams at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Martinsville, IN.


Those members present were:

  • David Arnold
  • Katie Barnard
  • Gary Carrell
  • Melanie Foley
  • Ann Miller
  • Ben Rawlins
  • Marilyn Siderewicz, Secretary
  • Troy Swan
  • Tom Williams, Chairman


  • Kevin Coryell and Jacob Kaufman

Also present:

  • Dale Coffey, Attorney
  • Bob Strader, Building Inspector


MOTION:   A motion was made by Melanie Foley to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2021, Meeting.   Troy Swan seconded the motion which passed unanimously.


  1. Docket #PC21010: Request approval amending Indian Creek Village PUD-E preliminary plan to reduce the minimum lot width to 40’ at the building setback line:   

            PID #55-13-10-100-004.000-021       S10 T11 R1E Pt S NW  22.121ac

            PID #55-13-10-300-002.000-021       S10 T11 R1E Pt NE SW 14.058ac

                                                                         Total acreage:  32.7 acres more or less 

Applicant – William Spina, Indian Creek Homes, LLC (see signed authorization by deeded owner Indian Creel Village, LLC – Rod Stafford & Mike Fewell).

Ross Drapalik made the presentation to the Plan Commission.   Drawings of the proposed request were distributed to the members of the Plan Commission.  Mr. Drapalik stated that Mr. William Spina was requesting a modification of the preliminary plan which had been approved in March 2000.  The modification would allow for 40 ft. width lots, 4 ft. sidewalks, and 25 ft. setback.   Sanitary sewers had been placed at the rear of the lot and now would be on the front of the lot. 

Currently, there are 61 lots in Indian Creek Village that have been platted.   According to Mr. Drapalik, there would be about 150 new homes constructed north of Artesian Avenue and an additional 44 south of the roadway.

Commissioner Ben Rawlins questioned the width of each house.   Mr. Drapalik stated that the houses would be constructed at about 28 ft. wide.   This would allow about 12 ft. away from its neighboring home.   The one-story houses would be about 1,300 sq. ft. and the two-story houses would be about 2,000 sq. ft.   There would be about six different floor plans to choose from.

City Director of Planning and Engineering Gary Oakes said the city was in favor of the housing development.


MOTION:   Ann Miller made a motion to recommend to the Common Council to accept the request for approval for amending Indian Creek Village PUD-E preliminary plan to reduce the minimum lot width to 40 ft. for the building setback line.  Melanie Foley seconded the motion which passed with a vote of six in favor and three opposed.  The three opposing votes were Katie Barnard, David Arnold, and Gary Carrell.

NEXT MEETING:   The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Martinsville Plan Commission will be at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with a motion made by Melanie Foley, seconded by Ben Rawlins, and passed unanimously.