Houses weren’t compliant with zoning regulations, EMS
County commissioners voted to change six Lakeshore Drive addresses to Lois Lane in the Wilden Subdivision at Marion County Lake.
Lakeshore Drive houses face Lois Lane, creating confusion because driveways are prohibited off Lakeshore Drive, said Marion County Planning and Zoning Director Tonya Richards.
Monday’s 3-0 vote likely will help ambulance drivers responding to calls in the area, and the emergency medical services department is expected to approve the change.
Besides the ambulance drivers, the post office also encounters problems in the subdivision. Some residents do not receive the proper mail because they do not have their address on their house or mailbox, Richards said.
“It is a screwed-up mess,” said Commissioner Randy Dallke.
In other business:
- The commission approved a lease agreement with St. Luke Hospital to house the health department. The county will pay $1,575 a month. The health department plans to move into the new facility in mid-April, said director Diedre Serene.
- The commission approved the purchase of a $4,200 copy machine for the planning and zoning department and a $5,995 copier for the health department.
- Two newly created parking spots for the handicapped are available for use on the east side of the courthouse. The spots, which are closer to the courthouse than others, are wider than normal and can accommodate a van with a lift. The handicapped parking spots can only be accessed from Fourth St.
- Commissioners voted 2-1 to approve a sheriff’s department employee’s request for a paid leave-of-absence due to an injury. Dallke said he voted against the measure because the county handbook stipulates such leave may be granted only for catastrophic injury, and the injury in this case is not catastrophic. Fellow employees are donating their own personal time so that the injured employee would receive pay during the time off, officials said.