Archive for October, 2011
The Area Plan Commission will consider a DRAFT Zoning Ordinance for Carroll County at its next meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carroll County Courthouse Commissioner’s Room. The public is invited to hear discussion about the results of this two-year project to completely review and update Carroll County Zoning Ordinances.
Of interest to Farmers are the changes in the Agriculture District and the new Rural Residential Zoning District, which are excerpted, below.
Agriculture District Zoning
A full “mark up” version (this is DRAFT #2 and the “mark up” compares with DRAFT #1) is available on the Carroll County Zoning website. You can also review the notes and information posted by the Steering Committee.
Carroll County Zoning Website: Carroll County Zoning Information
The Steering Committee encourages questions and comments, which may be submitted by email here: Carroll County Zoning Steering Committee
Update – October 26, 2011
The Area Plan Commissioners recommended the proposed Zoning Ordinance to the Carroll County Commissioners for adoption. The next step is a public hearing and comment, and adoption by the County Commissioners, in mid-November or early December. You can obtain a copy of the proposed Zoning Ordinance (Adoption Draft) from the Zoning Project website, or you can purchase a hard copy for less than $20 from Q Graphics in Delphi.
October 24, 2011 | Issues and News and Resources | No Comments »
Travis Martin speaks at the 2010 Ag Association Annual Meeting
Carroll HS Grad and former FFA State President Travis Martin will have a role at the upcoming National FFA Convention, this week in Indianapolis.
Check out the full article at Hoosier Ag Today:
Travis Martin at National FFA Convention
October 17, 2011 | News | No Comments »
The Soil and Water Conservation Service folks are planning a public input session for you to tell them what you know about the areas around Deer and Sugar Creeks. They are interested to find out how you use the waters and surrounding lands, and what concerns you have about them. Together you will think of ideas of how to improve the area. You will have an opportunity to get to talk to people who are already working to protect the waters and surrounding area and to tell us what you think.
WHEN: Wednesday October 19th 5:00-7:00 pm Dinner will be provided between 5-5:30 pm, catered by All-B-Q’s. There will be activities for children from 5:30-7:00 pm.
WHERE: 4-H Community Building (within Flora Community Park at the intersection of Fourth St. and Main St.)
WHY: You are an important part of this community. Your ideas matter.
NOTE: This process is voluntary and it will not lead to an increase of taxes or regulations. RSVP to Rhonda Hicks (Rhonda Hicks SWCDCC Email or 765-564-4480 x3) is suggested, but not required.
More information from the flyer: DeerSugarCreeks
(NOTE – the flyer includes a map showing the area served by Deer Creek and Sugar Creek)
October 12, 2011 | Education and Issues and News and Resources | No Comments »
Dear Hoosier Ag Community,
Hoosier generosity is a mainstay of our Indiana culture. We are known for our willingness to give a “Hand out and Hand Up” to our neighbors in need. Today,we are offering you an opportunity to help a fellow neighbor. As you are well aware Texas has experienced a sever, historic drought leaving them in devastating conditions. Through a very generous offer from the Indiana Motor Truck Association, the Hoosier ag community has an opportunity send Indiana Hay to our Texas friends.
If you are willing and able to donate a few hay bales (25-50), a round bale or two, whatever the quantity to send south, the members of the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) will transport it to Texas. We certainly understand the conditions in Indiana this summer have left our stocks in short supply as well. But, perhaps you have a small amount to share. If several people can spare a small amount, we can still accumulate a sizeable ‘Hay Wagon’ to send south.
Can you help? If so, please contact David Eaton, 248-761-1515 (mobile), email@example.com to let him know how much you can donate and where you are located. We will need to determine a convenient staging location for you to deliver the hay to be loaded.
Your response is needed quickly. The IMTA is coordinating this delivery in conjunction with their attendance at the annual American Motor Truck Association meeting in Texas. The trucks will need to depart Indiana by October 12. If you can support this effort, please let us know not later than October 7th so that we can schedule loading.
Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your consideration and please know that we understand if you are not able to help.
David Eaton, IMTA board member
Shorty Whittington, IMTA board member
October 05, 2011 | Issues and Resources | No Comments »