JACKSON TWP.  During the regular meeting on April 10, the Jackson Township Trustees held a public hearing for a zoning amendment request from BL Companies, agent for Glenmoor Properties LTD Partnership.

The request was to amend a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to change the layout and number of lots along Hollyhock from 10 lots to five lots and to have two tracts of open space. The property is located in the Estates of Glenmoor phase 25, section 22SE.

No residents spoke for or against the proposal. Several residents had questions about the open spaces and the existing elevation of the lots. After the BL Companies’ representative answered all of the questions, the trustees unanimously approved the request for the change.

"That area has had several change requests over the years, but I think this is the best plan that has come before us," Trustee John Pizzino said.

Trustee President Todd Hawke said he also thought it was a good plan with larger lots, more open land for the wetlands and more green space.

OTHER ACTIONS:

- Heard a presentation and watched a four-minute video from Jennifer Kiko, community relations coordinator for CommQuest Service, Inc., to thank Jackson’s first responders in honor of First Responders Appreciation Week (April 9-13).

- Held a public hearing for street lighting for Rolling Green West 1 and 2. The trustees approved the request made by the new allotment’s developers.

- Paid bills in the amount of $1.5 million

- Awarded the 2018 curbing replacement project to T.R. Snyder Construction for $168,096.

- Awarded the 2018 resurfacing project to Northstar Asphalt for $1.3 million to resurface a total of 17.3 miles of roadway. 

- Accepted the following sponsorship donation to the 2018 Community Celebration: $250 from Cain Toyota-BMW.

- Approved the purchase of extrication tools by Genesis Rescue System for the fire department at a cost of $39,078.

- Authorized the purchase of a Walker GHS 48-inch mower for the parks department from Bair’s Inc. at a cost of $16,539.

- Approved re-opening the yard debris waste drop-off site, effective April 14. The site will reopen without the grant assistance of the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District. The site will be open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and will continue to take grass clippings, leaves and other plant cuttings and debris. The trustees have instituted the following rules for the site: No commercial lawn and/or commercial tree service may use the site; no tree or plant branches larger than two inches in diameter and longer than four feet; no cut trees; no logs; no stumps; no construction materials and no treated wood; and no dirt or stones.

The trustees said residents using the site may have their debris inspected for rule compliance and to show proof of residency.

UP NEXT: The next regularly scheduled meeting is 5 p.m., April 24 at the Township Hall.