Green City Council
KEY ACTION Resident Al Courtney addressed council about the proposed Massillon Road entertainment district within Green. He is opposed to the idea.
“I have a very serious concern about this matter,” Courtney said. “I never thought I would see the day when our governing people would be involved in any proposal involving the promotion of more alcohol in our city. To promote the use of it becomes an even greater concern. I would like to see you not approve this issue and bring more alcohol to our city.”
DISCUSSION While the city wants to entice new restaurants and new entertainment venues to the Massillon Road corridor, the city’s current 15 D-5 liquor permits are currently in use. Creating the entertainment district would give Green an additional 15 D-5 liquor permits.
According to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control, D-5 permits are defined as: “Spirituous liquor for on-premises consumption only beer, wine and mixed beverages for on-premises, or off-premises in original sealed containers until 2:30 a.m.”
The proposed entertainment district area is approximately 735 acres with the northern border of Lindakay Drive, the western border of Molly Drive, the eastern border of Raber Terrace and the southern border being Graybill Road.
Council will vote on the issue at its Feb. 26 meeting.
OTHER ACTION The Personnel Committee accepted Deputy Clerk Tammy Charlson’s resignation. Charlson turned in her two-week notice Feb. 5.
• Passed legislation authorizing the Ohio Department of Transportation to resurface more than six miles of state Route 619 and replace the bridge over the Tuscarawas River. Green’s share of the project is approximately $380,000. Council approved the legislation on its first reading so ODOT can put the project out for construction bid.
• Held two public hearings. One was regarding an alternate parking stall design. The other was regarding changes to the Planned Development Regulations. No one from the public spoke regarding either issue. Council is expected to vote on both issues at the next council meeting.
UP NEXT Meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Central Administration Building at 1755 Town Park Blvd.