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Commissioners OK subdivision rezone

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The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved the rezoning of land south of Crawfordsville for a proposed housing subdivision.

Landowner Judy Cottrell went to the county in August requesting her 53-acre parcel of farm ground in the 1800 block of East C.R. 300S be rezoned from agricultural to residential, allowing for the development of 35 single-family homes.

The petition received a favorable recommendation from the Montgomery County Plan Commission on the condition that Cottrell donates 42-1/2 feet from the centerline of the road to comply with the county’s thoroughfare plan.

No one spoke for or against the request at a public hearing before the commissioners’ vote.

In other business, the commissioners:

• Passed a resolution approving the issuing of a bond anticipation note for infrastructure improvements to the Tempur Sealy site. The amount is not to exceed $2.75 million, which must be repaid within five years.

• Appointed retired real estate agent Rusty Carter as the commissioners’ representative on the Montgomery County Economic Development Commission. The three-member board will oversee the Tempur Sealy infrastructure financing. Other members will be appointed by the Crawfordsville City Council and Montgomery County Council.

• Hired Indianapolis-based engineering firm DLZ to conduct a study determining space and repair needs at the courthouse, ahead of the opening of the new county annex.

• Approved a request from Sheriff Ryan Needham to close C.R. 200W between C.R. 200S and 300S and 200S between State Road 47 and Tom’s Marine Sales during the Ironman GNCC from Oct. 23-24.

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