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 Boondocks Complaints Silenced

October 22, 2008 - The Henry County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing in the Henry County Annex Meeting Room, 101 South 12th Street, New Castle, on Thursday October 23, 2008, at 7 p.m. to consider two business items.

One issue that will not be on the agenda is a bevy of noise complaints from two residents living near Boondocks Farms on South Grant City Road. The noise complaints surfaced last month after area residents Pat Voris and Bob Weimer claimed noise from one of Knightstown’s most prominent tourist attractions were disturbing them.

According to Boondocks Farms owner Greg Hochstedler, the planning commission sent him a letter this week indicating that activities at his establishment do, in fact, fall within the bounds of guidelines he offered when he sought commission-approved use in 2006. Hochstedler said planning commission members toured his property numerous times and listened for noise disturbances during events at the attraction.

“I’m glad the county supported our efforts and our main purpose to educate kids and have a fun, family-oriented destination,” Hochstedler said. “Our intention has always been to be a good neighbor. We don’t set out to disturb anyone. We hope our purpose outweighs any inconvenience or disturbance to those around us.” The planning commission’s letter said the matter was resolved.

In other business, the planning commission will consider the following proposals:

Case B:2076 - This being the request of Kristan Weiss, 246 South Ritter Ave., Indianapolis, for primary plat approval for a subdivision to be known as Wise Acres. Property currently contains 18.98 acres of land and they would like approval to split into four lots. Two lots would be 4.74 acres each and two lots 4.75 acres each. Lot one has 341.35 ft of road frontage. There will be a 40-foot ingress, egress and utility easement back into lots two through four. Property is located at approximately 5230 South County Road 1050 West, Knightstown, in Wayne Township.

Case B:2077 - This being the request of Davis Tire and Towing, LLC., 5709 South State Road 3, Spiceland, for a commission-approved Use (CAU) for a 100-foot two-way communication tower to be used for their business. Property is located at 5709 South State Road 3, Spiceland, in Spiceland Township.

 

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