Davis said the addition will be completed in late summer or early fall, around the time five to seven workers are hired.
Todd Rynn, president of Rynn Transportation and Warehouse, a truck brokerage, said his business must grow because the existing facility is full. He is working on developing a recycling partnership with the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District.
Davis said the new 38,000-square-foot building will be a warehouse. “There is an opportunity for a possible small office expansion … or additional parking. The buildings will match.” He added, “We made preparations for a couple more dock areas.”
A stormwater ditch that runs between the business and General Electric Lighting will be rerouted. Two detention ponds are designed to handle a 100-year storm.
Lambert asked about technical concerns. Building Commissioner Tim Macyauski said consulting engineer Dick Weigel of Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering, Indianapolis, reviewed the sewer system there.
Councilman Kevin Chaffee, who is a civil engineer, advised replacing the 1.5-inch-wide sewer main with a 2-inch one. “If you make it longer and put more bends in it … you’re going to have to increase the pipe size.”
Davis agreed, “We could upsize that to 2 inches at least.” He will get a Runnebohm Construction mechanical engineer to study the plans.
Rynn will have to seek variances from the Batesville Advisory Plan Commission and Batesville Board of Zoning Appeals on a gravel parking area and constructing a detention pond within 50 feet of a building.
BIPC voted to give a favorable recommendation to BAPC and BBZA.
The mayor noted, “It’s great to see some expansion in the community.”
Debbie Blank can be contacted at 812-934-4343, Ext. 113; or debbie.blank@ batesvilleheraldtribune.com.