CEDAR LAKE — The Town Council approved a special use variance on a favorable recommendation from the Board of Zoning Appeals delivered earlier in February.
The council’s acceptance of the recommendation occurred during its last meeting in February.
KaLee Veldkamp is seeking to build a telecommunications facility with a 150-foot monopole tower at 7000 W. 139th Place. A use variance was required because the site in question is zoned residential. The BZA voted unanimously to recommend the council approve the variance.
Also during the meeting, the council approved a 2018 Ambulance/EMS and Fire Protection Services Agreement with Hanover Township.
In other business:
* The Cedar Lake Plan Commission approved changes in the town’s subdivision ordinance regarding eaves and window overhangs, as well as street name signs. Officials said the sign changes will make them more reflective, less likely to fade and easier to see.
*A site plan request for Great Oaks Acres on Wicker Avenue has been withdrawn. Town officials announced during the Feb. 21 session that Robert Henn had withdrawn the petition; no explanation was given during the meeting.
Henn, of Henn & Sons Construction, had been seeking a site plan for the commercial site at 13109 Wicker Ave. Though Henn did not yet have a customer for the site he hoped to get a plan in place nonetheless.
A major sticking point had been the location of the on-site water main, which the town had wanted extended to Wicker Avenue.