Ordinances reviewed for PUD, Dorrell Way


The Rising Sun Plan Commission presented a favorable recommendation to city council for Rising Star Casino’s PUD at the Thursday, February 2nd city council meeting.

A public hearing was held on December 22nd which has resulted in Ordinance number 2017 – 2

Also, the council discussed an ordinance that would name the alley behind the Ohio County Historical building as Jimmy Dorrell Way

Dorrell was president of the historical society for 23 years. He was a teacher for 35 years and coach for 11 years. He authored four books including Ohio County Cemeteries, Oho County Community Story, Ohio County Folks and Ohio County Families of the 19002.

He was president of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Hanover College, the first president of the Laughery Valley Basketball Conference, president of Rising Sun Rotary International, President of the Ohio County Cemetery Board,

Presented a plaque for community service from the Lions Club, presented a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Fred Ross in 1989, bronze tablet from the Ohio County commissioners for the Law Enforcement Center, received the Harriet Merrifield Forbes Award in 1995 for outstanding contribution to gravestone studies, received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Gov. O’bannon in 1995, was grand Marshal of the Blue Jeans Festival in 1998,and named outstanding senior citizen in Indiana in 2002 by the Department of Natural Resources.

The proposed ordinance was tabled until they find out if there are any residences located on the alley which could affect permanent addresses.

City council received a copy of the interlocal agreement regarding emergency dispatch and communication services.

Council approved 2017 sponsorships in the amount of $10,305 for 25 events..

The map for the April 29th 5K Green Power run was approved.

In other business, there was a presentation made by IMPA. The fire department contract was approved.

Bill Marksberry and Lawrence Brightwell were named to the Board of Works.

Robbie King and Deb Muenchen were named to the Historic Main Street Board.

Gary Kinnett of the redevelopment commission gave his report for last quarter of 2016. Tim White of White Pine Construction has submitted a proposal for the project at Sixth and North Poplar Street.

On January 17th, the commission sign the agreement with White to build four condos contingent to approval of revolving equity line of credit loan $300,000 from the city of Rising Sun Revolving Loan Fund, The city attorney is working on the short term loan package which could be presented at the March council meeting.

In 2013-14 the commission had council approval to make offers to purchase the blighted vacated structures sixth and north street property. The commission will be negotiate the purchase of a remaining property not to exceed $75,000 .

Mike Northcutt gave the plan commission report for 2016 permits issued.

A lawnmower claim was approved for Larry Gipson in the amount of $883.60.

The north wall of the senior building needs repair.

A complaint was filed for the property at 415 Second Street.

The Industrial Drive reconstruction project work received bids including Paul Rohe having the low bid of $130,750