The Pulaski County Commissioners last night passed a motion approving a request to rezone the property located at 4877 W. 200 S. in Winamac. According to County Building Inspector Dave Dare, no public comment was heard opposing the rezoning at the public hearing held on Aug. 27. He says the 11.5-acre property has housed the Anvil & Saw business for the last 27 years.
The request is to rezone the property from an A-1 agricultural zone to an L-1 light industrial zone to allow Tom Bonnell to move his business from its current location on State Road 119 to the facility on that property. A $132,000 loan was previously approved by the commissioners on the condition that the rezoning take place.
Bonnell will be able to borrow $132,000 from the county’s revolving loan fund at three percent interest. Bonnell will be responsible for making monthly payments for the first ten years of the loan, followed by a final balloon payment to the county.
This is the first rezoning decision that the Planning Commission has faced since the new zoning became effective in the spring.