Minutes – July 15, 2008


Members present:  Susanne Cordery-Cotter, Andre Duval, Nancy Grice, Craig Hults, Ed Stoner, Cordelia Stone, Mandy Kotzman, Paul Resseguie &Ed Ott.


Staff present:  Jill Bennett


Chair – Susanne called the meeting to order @7:00 PM


Agenda was adopted as written.


Minutes were adopted with changes.


Communication Items:



            Craig Hults is a new member to LAPAC. Craig introduced himself.

            Ed Ott said that he had received a complaint about a revival tent just off 287. Jill stated that the county had also received the complaint and that Code Enforcement is looking into the complaint



            Jill stated that the county is looking for nominations for the county Environmental Steward award. Additional information was handed out at the meeting.


Personal Appearances:  Will Wade


Agenda Items:

1)   Election of officers: All existing officers agreed to continue in their positions. LAPAC unanimously approved the appointments.

2)   Brownstone Quarry Application: Jim Striggow, Justin Hamilton and Dian Fredrickson were present to represent the quarry. This request is to increase the quarry to 24 acres. Diane made a presentation for the request and answered any questions by the board.


Paul made a motion and Ed S second to “find the quarry request consistent with the LaPorte area plan” with one exception. Consideration should be given to updating the re-vegetation plan such that non-native invasive species are eliminated to the extent possible and the proposed plantings mirror native species.

The motion passed unanimously.


Discussion Items:

            For our new member and as a review Jill did a new member orientation. We also went over the LaPorte Area Land Use Plan and it’s history.



Meeting adjourned @9:00