In other legislation at City Council's Sept.13 meeting, Ord. 2016-77 approved an alley vacation for an east-west alley associated with the upcoming Tim Horton’s project. All contiguous property owners agreed to the vacation and the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended it.
Councilman Tom Fellner asked for clarification that the vacation would provide egress for the Tim Horton’s restaurant.
Mark Zelnik, who is associated with the company, was on hand to explain that the building will face Harding Way/Bucyrus Road, where the main entrance will be. He confirmed an exit for the drive-thru will connect to Portland Way South.
This item passed unanimously as an emergency.
Ordinance 2016-65 approved an amendment to Chapter 1311.04 of the codified ordinances, the Design Review guidelines. The change will allow business owners in District #1, who are not residents of the city, to become members of the Design Review Board. The second reading passed unanimously.
Ordinance 2016-70 authorized a Vactor Jet Truck purchase through the State Purchasing Program, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The equipment is a multi-purpose tool used by the Service Department to jet the sewer lines, and used by the Electric Line Department to excavate around electric poles. The second reading passed 5-2, with Council members Gail Baldinger and Susan Bean dissenting.
Ord. 2016-75 amended Chapter 933.08 of the codified ordinances to revise the stormwater credit policy.
Councilman Mark Triplett explained the changes will be more fair for commercial customers with large impervious areas in terms of awarding stormwater impact credits.
The first reading passed unanimously.
Ord. 2016-76 amended a previous ordinance for a Community Reinvestment Area agreement with Rensko Holdings LLC.
Law Director Thomas Palmer noted council already approved the agreement, but afterward the city was informed that the property has a different title holder, called Rensko Properties Galion, LLC. “This is a distinction with a difference,” he said.
Council unanimously passed this item as an emergency.
Ord. 2016-78 approved a fund transfer of $1,200 in the General-Drug Law Fund for police lieutenant training. It passed unanimously as an emergency.
Ord. 2016-80 approved a contract with Engineering Associates, Inc. for design services for a bridge replacement on Cummings Road. The total project cost is not to exceed $216,282.
Mayor Tom O’Leary said the goal is to get the design started this year so the bridge can be built in 2017.
The first reading passed 6-1, with Triplett dissenting.
Also, a public hearing was held for an R1-C zoning conditional use amendment for a home at 232 North Market Street. A licensed mental health therapist who lives in the home would like to operate an in home office there.
There were no public comments. This item will go to the Laws and Ordinances Committee, then to Council for final approval.