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Rezoning Application Instructions

DELAWARE-MUNCIE METROPOLITAN PLAN COMMISSION
PROPOSED ZONING CHANGE APPLICATION
INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE ANSWER QUESTIONS AND FURNISH ALL THE REQUIRED INFORMATION. THE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED READY FOR PUBLIC HEARING WHEN THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND REVIEWED AT THE PLAN COMMISSION OFFICE.

**If you are filling out the forms on-line, they still must be PRINTED OUT and brought to the Plan Commission Office.  To print the form, click Ctrl P.  When filling out the forms online, Please disregard all sections headed with BRIGHT RED TEXT.

1. One copy of the application, TYPED AND COMPLETELY FILLED OUT.

2. Twenty (20) copies of a map if located in the County or twenty-nine (29) copies of a map if located in the City of the property involved which shows the following: THE MAP MUST BE DRAWN TO SCALE. You may draw your own map.

A.    General location of the property.

B.    Names of all streets and roads in the vicinity of the property.

C.    Dimensions of the property and the square footage or acreage.

D.    Existing buildings on the property including their usage, dimensions & setbacks from
the property lines.

E.    All surrounding property owners within a 300 foot radius from the edge of the property involved - including those across the street, alleys, R.R., etc.

F.    Prominent physical features such as walls, ditches, water courses.

G.    The zoning for the surrounding properties.

3. One copy of the Deed for the property involved.

4. Stamped Envelopes addressed to every surrounding property owner within a 300 foot radius from the edge of the property in question and at least 2 properties deep with NO RETURN ADDRESS. The surrounding property owner list needs to be obtained from the Plan Commission Office.  The NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING form will be prepared by the Plan Commission and sent ot the surrounding property owners using the stamped addressed envelopes provided by the applicant.  

5. A check of money order for the filing fee of $300.00.  This fee is to be paid at the time the application is filed with our office and should be made payable to DMMPC.

6. The applicant will be given a sign to be posted on the property in question and placed in a way so that it is visible from the road. 
 
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING YOURSELF. Should you be unable to do so, you may authorize someone to appear on your behalf.  If neither you nor your representative can be present, you should write  to the Plan Commission and ask that the public hearing be continued.  Send the correspondence to our office.

After the Plan Commission meets and make their recommendation, the application will be forwarded for final action to the City Council or the Board of county Commissioners, depending on the location of the property.  YOU NEED TO BE PRESENT.  Make sure you know the date, time and place for these meetings.

For questions call the Plan Commission at (765) 747-7740.  Thank you.

DELAWARE-MUNCIE METROPOLITAN PLAN COMMISSION

MARTA MOODY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


GENERAL CONDUCT OF MEETINGS

All meetings of the Commission shall be conducted with unswerving fairness both to the proponents and the opponents under the following guidelines:

1.         Any person may appear in person or by representative to participate in a discussion of an item before the Commission or to present evidence.  The Commission shall accept evidence on any matter which is non-repetitive and relevant in nature.

2.         The President may impose reasonable limits upon the time for consideration of any item upon the Commission agenda or upon the presentation by any individual so that adequate time is afforded to opponents and proponents of any item before the Commission.

3.         To maintain orderly procedure, each side should proceed without interruption by the other side. Every person appearing before the Commission shall abide by the orders and directions of the President.  Discourteous, disorderly, or contemptuous conduct shall be regarded as a breach of conduct and shall be dealt with as the Commission directs, including expulsion from the public hearing if necessary to maintain orderly procedure.

4.         Comments and questions from Commission members may be interjected at any time during a presentation for clarification of subject matter.  In the presentation of a case, the burden shall be upon the applicant to supply all information necessary for a clear understanding of the matter.

5.         Nothing shall prevent the Commission from continuing a public hearing if, in its opinion, such continuance is reasonably necessary for the submission of additional evidence, testimony, and/or deliberation regarding a matter before the Commission.

6.         Anyone wishing to present information to the members before a hearing may forward it to the Plan Commission Office at least three (3) days prior to the meeting and the staff shall mail such information to the members.

 

CONDUCT OF INDIVIDUAL HEARINGS


The public hearing on an individual item shall be conducted in the following manner:

1.         The President shall read a preliminary statement on the details of the case including the location and the current and proposed zones from the Agenda.

2.         The President shall call in the proponent for total presentation of the case and then solicit supporting arguments and comments from organized groups, committees and individuals regarding the merits of the case.  It is suggested that this portion of the hearing be limited to twenty minutes.

3.         The President shall call in opponents to the case who shall have adequate time for their presentation.  In the event of a large number of opponents, the President may ask for the group to speak through a limited number of spokespersons. It is suggested that this portion of the hearing be limited to twenty minutes.

4.         Both sides shall be permitted one rebuttal.  It is suggested that each rebuttal be limited to five minutes.  After the rebuttals, the Commission may call upon and/or recognized individuals if needed for purposes of clarification.

5.         Upon conclusion of the questioning, the President shall close the hearing and call for a motion.