By DOUG WILSON
Herald-Whig Senior Writer
The Quincy Plan Commission has endorsed the creation of three residential lots north of the Hickory Grove Subdivision.
Commissioners directed Rex and Alana Chumbley to seek approval from the Adams County Health Department for septic systems for any homes that would be built in the wooded area, which measures nearly 5 acres.
Neighbors in Hickory Grove had objected to a previous proposal for development of a Girl Scout camp on the property. That plan was rejected by the City Council.
The commission also endorsed a four-lot residential subdivision on the east side of North 54th Street. The 10-acre tract is zoned for rural uses. The city's Department of Planning and Development staff said plats show 30-foot setbacks for front and rear yards in the area, but they actually will need to have 50-foot setbacks.
In addition, the commission gave Quincy-Cullinan LLC first-round approval to sell the half-acre lot where First Bankers Trust Co. operates a branch office at 3333 Broadway. Quincy-Cullinan operates the Quincy Mall, and the First Bankers branch is on the mall property.
Several changes in city code also were approved for review by the City Council. City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer said rules involving garages, fences, pools, setbacks and signs are included in the zoning changes.
The council is scheduled to review those proposed changes at its meeting next week.