Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – August 23, 2022

News, Plan Commission

Chairman Tom Williams called the meeting of the Martinsville Plan Commission to order at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Martinsville, IN.


Those members present were:

  • David Arnold
  • Katie Barnard
  • Rich Bastin
  • Gary Carrell
  • Ann Miller
  • Ben Rawlins, Vice-Chairman
  • Marilyn Siderewicz, Secretary
  • Tom Williams-Chairman

Absent:  Rick Heacock, Troy Swan, and Rachel Tuttle

Also present:

  • Dale Coffey, Attorney
  • Bob Strader, Building Inspector


MOTION:  A motion was made by Ann Miller and seconded by Ben Rawlins  to approve the minutes of the June 28, 2022,  meeting of the Plan Commission.   This motion passed unanimously.


Review of City of Martinsville Comprehensive Plan 2022 prior to adoption at the September 2022 meeting. 

Gary Oakes, Director of  Planning and Engineering, made the introduction  of Mr Cory Whitesell to the Plan Commission.  Mr. Whitesell  made a walk through of the plan.  He said this was a guidance document for the city infrastructure.   This was begun in 2009-2010.  This is an administrative update and a close look at the housing needs for the future. 

Martinsville is preparing a levee extension to promote development in the State Road 39 Bypass  area.   If the levee is approved, future development could come in the form of a brand new sports park and housing developments.  

Any comments should be submitted by September 2, 2022.  There will be a meeting on September 27, 2022, for final approval and then be submitted to the City Council in October 2022 for approval.  


NEXT MEETING:       The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Martinsville Plan Commission will be at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with a motion made by Ann Miller, seconded by Troy Swan, and passed unanimously.