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Plan Commission upgrades

A special meeting of the Jennings County Area Plan Commission Monday, Sept. 16, will look at proposed changes in zoning and other areas involving that regulatory agency being recommended by a special subcommittee.

"Our subcommittee reviewed everything from zoning ordinances to processes and protocols," said Tyler Stock, an APC board member who chairs the subcommittee. "We are going to recommend changes to make the APC more effective, improve efficiency and update procedures so they are better suited for today's world."

Monday's meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. at the conference room in the Jennings County Government Center, 200 E. Brown St., Vernon.

The APC board will review the recommendations at the meeting but will not vote on any of them, according to Stock. None of the proposals can be enacted without approval from the APC, the City of North Vernon, the Town of Vernon and the Board of County Commissioners.

Stock anticipates none of the recommendations will be controversial.

"I won't be too specific until we roll out our recommendations Monday," he said. "There are easement issues, for example, that can cause big headaches down the road, which we have addressed. There are enforcement issues which seem like no-brainers, but if there is not a law on the book the APC office can't enforce them.


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City's 2020 budget at a 'comfortable place'

The City Council carved out a special time to discuss the 2020 budget but had little to say about it, deferring instead to Clerk-Treasurer Shawn Gerkin.


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• Jerry J. Carmer, 79, Voss & Sons Funeral Service

SPORTS
Greensburg trims Jennings in 4 sets

In a four-set thriller, Jennings County fell 25-17, 22-25, 26-24, 26-24 to visiting Greensburg in high school volleyball Tuesday.


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• Kelley trio steams up golf league
• Volleyball season off to good start
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• Luke Elsner 5K run/walk set for Saturday in Hayden
• Panthers show grit despite loss
• Boys tennis team sets lofty goals
• Baseball summer travel team meeting Thursday at JCHS
• JCHS wins 2 in girls golf
• Hopes high for girls, boys soccer squads

Editor's Notebook
Facelift for a historic home

Built in 1853, the James Benson Curtis House is a grand and historic structure. In fact, it is one of the oldest houses in all of Jennings County.


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Jasper Clark, 5, of Commiskey sails down the Fun Slide last Saturday at the St. Mary's Community Festival. A large crowd attended the three days of festivities. More photos will be in next week's edition of the Plain Dealer.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer




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