Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Loading...



Recommended For You



Goshen council updates various zoning regulations, discusses redistricting

Goshen council passes solar panel and home occupation requirements and discusses council redistricting

Posted on Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — The Goshen City Council approved an update to a zoning ordinance Tuesday night that covered requirements in three areas: solar panels, home occupation and manufacturing parking.

The solar panel regulations represented the most substantial of the updated requirements. The regulations now stipulate that panels must be situated in a way so reflected solar glare is not directed onto nearby structures, properties or roads. Owners of solar panels must also make sure they are kept in good repair and that inoperable, non-functioning or poorly maintained panels must be removed by the owner within 90 days of notice.

The requirements for manufacturing parking were changed with an eye toward the future.

Councilman Jim McKee and Mark Brinson, director of the Community Development Department, used the industrial park as an example of facilities that have more vehicles than parking spaces. Their suggestion was to increase current parking requirements from one space to 1.5 spaces per two employees for future developers to combat the issue of overflowing lots.

The final updated regulations pertained to home occupations. The city wished to update some language referring to who actually occupies a structure in the agricultural, residential and PUD districts.

They also updated language associated with the use of equipment within those zoning districts, specifically regarding noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors and other potential interferences.

Some discussion also arose over redistricting. Public concern was raised over both how much time had been spent on drawing up the precincts and how the new boundaries broke down by party.

Council president Tom Stump also said he had some ideas for some amendments to the proposal but was not ready to make an amendment Tuesday night, since other council members had yet to look over his proposal.

After talking through some of the changes and what options the council had with the proposed redistricting, they decided to pass the proposal on first vote and table the second vote until they had some time to view Stump’s proposal and also consider splitting a precinct if the need would arise.

By law, the council is required to pass a redistricting proposal by Jan. 1. The council will revisit the issue at its next meeting, Dec. 27.




Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
 Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is questioned by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, as she testified before the House Oversight Committee in its examination of a security breach at the White House. The agency that protects the president and his family is under scrutiny after a man climbed over a fence, sprinted across the north lawn and dashed deep into the executive mansion before finally being subdued. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Posted 17 minutes ago
 FILE - In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT

Posted 21 minutes ago

Posted 21 minutes ago
Back to top ^