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Elkhart Transport Co. Clears Rezoning Obstacle

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An RV transport company cleared an obstacle at a recent Elkhart County Plan Commission, receiving unanimous approval for a rezoning request, the Elkhart Truth reports.

The company, which was not named, hopes to build a storage lot near Stone Lake, and about 50 people packed into the commission to contest the rezoning, claiming it would cause problems such as “dangerous traffic on the lake’s narrow, winding roads; flooding concerns; and noise and light pollution.”

Among the complaints was that the developer would have to fill in a small spillway gutter that runs from the lake.

Barry Pharis of Brads-Ko Engineering and Surveying, represented property owner Mark Salee at the council, and Pharis said he would account for the spillway, either installing a pipe to run under the lot or digging a trench to aid runoff.

The 28-acre lot is a half-mile northwest of the lake, and north of the Indiana Toll Road.

Pharis did not disclose the RV transport firm, “but one of the rezoning petitioners, along with Salee, is Sand Bar Investment Group LLC, which lists an address of 2311 S. Nappanee St., the same address used by Indiana Transport, owned by Charlie Roeder,” the Truth reported.

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