7/3/2014 12:00:00 PM KOSCIUSKO COUNTY AREA PLAN - PARKVIEW HEALTH
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Warsaw Plan Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on applications filed by Parkview Health System, Inc. requesting approval of a Site Plan and Subdivision to allow medical offices and hospital on property located at 1355 Mariners Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580 and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Legal Description of Key Number 004-013-044 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A part of the Fractional Northeast Quarter of Section 4, Township 32 North, Range 6 East, Wayne Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, and further being a part of that 37.23 acre Kosciusko Community YMCA tract as found in Document No. 2012010659, in particular described as follows to wit: To arrive at the point of beginning, commence at the Southeast corner of the 37.23 acre tract aforesaid as situated South 89 degrees 49 minutes 29 seconds West (deed bearing and the basis of all bearings) a distance of 1184.90 feet from the Southeast corner of the Fractional Northeast Quarter of said Section 4 being also the Southwest corner of the plat of Silver Fox Ridge Second as recorded in Plat Book 12 page 44 in the Office of Recorder of Kosciusko County, Indiana; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 09 seconds East along the East line of said 37.23 acres and the West line of said plat, a distance of 290.00 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 20 in the plat of Silver Fox Ridge Second and the point of beginning initially referred to; thence South 89 degrees 49 minutes 29 seconds West on the Westerly extension of the North line of said Lot 20 and parallel with the South line of said Fractional Northeast Quarter, a distance of 233.38 to the South 60 foot right of way of a future planned street (Mariners Drive); thence along said proposed right of way South 53 degrees 55 minutes 34 seconds West, a distance of 120.86 feet to a point of curve; thence Southerly along said right of way on a circular curve to the left having a radius of 182.00 feet, an arc distance of 171.84 feet to a point of tangent; thence South 00 degrees 1.0 minutes 18 seconds East along said tangent, a distance of 11.71 feet to a point situated North 00 degrees 10 minutes 18 seconds West 60.00 feet of the Northeast corner of Mariners Drive as recorded in Document No. 200500008602 as situated on the South line of the 37.23 acre Parent Tract aforesaid; thence leaving said right of way South 89 degrees 49 minutes 29 seconds West parallel with and 60.00 feet North of said South line, a distance of 60.00 feet to the Westerly right of way of said proposed street as situated North 00 degrees 10 minutes 18 seconds West 60.00 feet of the Northwest corner of Mariners Drive as recorded in Document No. 200500008602; thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 18 seconds West a distance of 11.71 feet to a point of curve; thence Northerly and Northeasterly along said proposed right of way on a circular curve to the right having a radius of 242.00 feet, an arc distance of 228.49 feet to a point of tangent; thence along said tangent North 53 degrees 55 minutes 34 seconds East, a distance of 72.21 feet; thence North 36 degrees 02 minutes 11 seconds West, a distance of 226.65 feet; thence North 53 degrees 57 minutes 49 seconds East, a distance of 30.00 feet; thence North 36 degrees 02 minutes ·11 seconds West, a distance of 259.72 feet; thence South 53 degrees 57 minutes 49 second West, a distance of 235.80 feet; thence North 36 degrees 02 minutes 11 seconds West, a distance of 272.00 feet; thence North 53 degrees 57 minutes 49 seconds East, a distance of 340.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees of said Fractional Northeast Quarter, a distance of 565.42 feet to an East line of the 7.23 acres aforesaid and the West line of that Silver Fox Homeowners Association tract as found in Document No. 200300120514; thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 26 seconds East along the lines aforesaid, a distance of 310.75 feet to the common corner of said tracts; thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 29 seconds East along the common line to the tracts aforesaid and parallel with the South line of said Fractional Northeast Quarter, a distance of 79.79 feet to the Northwest corner of said Silver Fox Ridge Second; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 09 seconds West along said line, a distance of 402.55 feet to the point of beginning, containing 9.846 acres, more or less, of land. This hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, 102 South Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 7:00 PM. All interested persons are invited to attend to be heard. Written comments will be considered if they are received at the above address prior to 12:00 noon on the day of the hearing. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of City of Warsaw, should contact the office of Jeremy Skinner, 102 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, IN 46580/phone (574)372-9550, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. PLAN COMMISSION By: Jeremy Skinner, City Planner 7-3 hspaxlp
Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014
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As a life long resident with family members going back to the 1940's, I have five concerns: 1. It has been proven twice before in the history of the city that Warsaw and the surrounding community can not support two hospitals. We are still too small to do so. If this is allowed, one will not survive or we will have two facilities that are neither good with advance medicine. KCH is a good health system striving to do better and has come along way! By the way, I believe at one time(1990's) Parkview wanted to buy us out but the doctors at that time said no because they wanted to down size us then to a smaller facility. 2. For years the variances supported/protected the community against the above. Now because of a revenue war between two health systems and some people who have gotten their nose out of joint, we want to change it. If we change it now, we set a bad precedent. If another health system wants to come to town, a third system, to be consistent and fair, we would have to allow them in. 3. The location is bad! Yes, it is just off U.S.30 across from KCH. Think about the traffic level on 30 now and 100E & 200N. We have a lot of shopping, businesses, industry,a school, and a lot more residences in that area. Even widening the roads won't help much. We will have a traffic nightmare! Ambulance service will become much more complicated with the increase of traffic. By the way it cost about $2200.00 dollars for a one way transfer by ambulance. 4. According to the paper the new facility Parkview wants to build is a 40 bed trauma center. They claim Columbia City is a 30 bed " trauma" center. If this new facility is any thing like the Columbia City facility, be prepared to be shipped to Fort Wayne for every little thing. Only scheduled surgeries are performed at Columbia City and these surgeries are not very advance. As well no after hours emergency surgeries will be preformed, they are transferred to Fort Wayne. KCH is a lot more advanced than this. One only has to travel US 30 between Fort Wayne and Columbia City to see the number of ambulances going to and fro the Columbia City facility. I don't think this is the kind of "trauma " facility we want! The way I hear it from some business men from Columbia City working in Warsaw," Parkview ruined what they had in Columbia City". They said, " the hospital is no more than a way station. It looks nice and big from the road (impressive) but isn't everything they claim it to be".