Roanoke Town Council passes handful of ordinances at meeting

The Roanoke Town Council passed a group of ordinances Tuesday night, Sept. 1, that rezoned three parcels of property to high density residential.

The vote was unanimous and was the first step in the arduous process of seeking approval for a proposed 100-acre subdivision to be built on the aforementioned rezoned plats.

The subdivision would be built by Cardinal Creek Development LLC, a subsidiary of Granite Ridge Builders, which is planning the erection of a 95.5-acre subdivision consisting of 168 lots. The acreage is located west of Roanoke between East 900 North, East 850 North and North 300 East.

Council also voted unanimously to rezone 111 W. First St., from residential to commercial. The property is to be used as a real estate office.

The council additionally approved an ordinance that places rules of order in effect for the conduct of meetings and hearings before the town council.

Town Council President Ryan Carroll explained that in talking with the town’s attorney it was discovered Roanoke was, until now, the only council inside Huntington County without codes of conduct in place.
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The ordinance was passed with all voting in favor.
In other business:

• Councilman Dave Meitzler reported that the fire station has acquired a new generator.

• Superintendent Phil Hibbert was given council’s approval to hire a new town employee.

• Clerk-Treasurer Sarah Milton brought forth the complete details of budget estimates to public hearing. It was met with no comments or discussion and the hearing was closed.

The notice to taxpayers was posted in August at this link: www.budgetnotices.in.gov.

The notice was also available by calling 888-739-9826.