ALBION — A team of citizens in the Buena Vista subdivision want a slice of a resident’s property to permit for a turnaround.
The owner of the house is not fascinated in providing it to the county, however.
So the residents want the Noble County Commissioners to choose it.
During Monday’s conference of the commissioners, a team of a fifty percent dozen or so Buena Vista people designed their second pitch for the county to condemn the property and assert it as its personal.
Following a prolonged discussion, the commissioners tabled the issue till it can acquire extra information and facts.
On March 28, perhaps a dozen residents of the Buena Vista subdivision, located north of Kendallville in close proximity to the intersection of C.R. 800N and C.R. 600E, appeared before the commissioners seeking the county’s assistance. A turnaround which had been applied for many years for schools buses and shipping and delivery motor vehicles experienced been shut off by a home operator.
The property proprietor, Bob Misner, found out that a stretch of the turnaround that handed by means of his property was not a deeded suitable-of-way to the county. By a title look for, Noble County Highway Section Engineer Zack Smith verified that the extend of road was not county property.
When the county did some paving a pair of several years in the past in the subdivision, Misner declined an provide to sell, rather picking out to pay back for the paving of that strip out of his pocket.
Now, an East Noble university bus has to make a 3-level turnaround inside of the addition.
Smith had proposed paying for a strip of land from another home operator — who is willing to offer — to build a circle drive to solve the trouble. That wasn’t very good more than enough for the group of people who manufactured the return vacation Monday to the commissioners meeting.
“We’ve utilized the turnaround for a long time,” Atilla Halmagyi explained. “Everything was hunky-dorey (right until Misner obtained the home). All we want to do is go again to the standing quo.”
Misner and his wife were sick and could not go to Monday’s meeting, Smith claimed.
Smith mentioned the circle travel he proposed would be simplest and cheapest.
“It does make perception,” he mentioned. “We can feasibly place that turnaround in there. It probably will be much more costly than the construction we had planned.”
Smith claimed he had been in talks with the East Noble College Corp. and that college officials have been high-quality with possibly option he experienced introduced.
Buena Vista residents had their heels dug in, nonetheless.
“The (turnaround) is a no-go,” Halmagyi mentioned. “We really don’t want to modify the landscape.”
The commissioners held off on generating a selection, a single element staying trying to ascertain the place Misner’s septic system sits. If it is near to the area in concern, it would grow to be even additional high-priced for the county to pay to have it moved.
Commissioner Dave Dolezal recommended the group of residents consider to do the job out an arrangement with Misner.
Also at Monday’s assembly, the commissioners agreed to get a pair of appraisals for a residence it owns on Greenwood Travel in Lisbon. The county attained title to the 1.2 acres pursuing a tax sale in 1995. Anyone is interested in attaining that land and two adjoining parcels.
The commissioners did not just take any official action, but seemed predisposed to disposing of the house.
“I observed we must get rid of it,” Commissioner Anita Hess reported.
“There’s no perception in getting it,” Dolezal explained. “We’re not in the enterprise of proudly owning house.”
The commissioners also voted 3- to quickly near Noble Road in Wolf Lake from Significant to Pearl streets for a motorbike rally on May 7.