GREEN  Council passed an ordinance changing the zoning of 50.9 acres of land at 1296 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road from single family residential to planned development zoning. The ordinance also accepts the conceptual site plan submitted by Bayside Investments for a mixed use residential and commercial development.

The legislation passed unanimously, with Councilman Justin Speight absent.

Ward 4 Councilman Skip Summerville, however, said that while he supports the project, he would have liked to have seen original plans for extending Molly Drive into the development approved.

"I’ve never been one to hold up a development and I’m not going to second guess planning and zoning," he said. "But I think it’s important to have a way in and out of the neighborhood for safety reasons."

He added that several residents had also expressed opposition to that plan during public meetings on the development.

Fire grant

Council accepted a $264,675 federal assistance to firefighters grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security. The grant will be used to purchase four replacement self-contained breathing apparatus. The legislation also approved the city’s $24,061 required local match.

Cleaning up donation language

Passed a resolution reclassifying the city’s $10,000 donation to the non-profit Coalition To Reroute Nexus as a payment. 

Council President Chris Humphrey said changing the classification of the transaction, the full amount of which has already been dispersed, was made upon the suggestion of the Ohio Auditor’s Office.