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The Suburbanite
  • Green cuts plans to narrow right of way

  • After several months of legal delays, City Council denied an ordinance that would have narrowed a right-of-way known as Tim Drive. The decision was made at the Sept. 24 council meeting.

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  • After several months of legal delays, City Council denied an ordinance that would have narrowed a right-of-way known as Tim Drive. The decision was made at the Sept. 24 council meeting.
    Resident Robert Schutte spoke in opposition of the ordinanance before the vote was taken.
    “This is a city property that is 300 feet by 50 feet,” Schutte said. “I know this has been trying on you and this is an unfortunate matter, but apparently the east side neighbors do not want a part of a road.”
    The ordinance would have granted the two adjacent property owners each half of the right-of-way.
    By voting against the ordinance, the issue goes back to the residents to determine the solution for the right-of-way.   
    FORECLOSURE ORDINANCE
    Council also passed an ordinance to facility effective reutilization of non-productive land in the City of Green.
    “This legislation allows us to adopt a code from the Ohio Revised Code that allows us to force foreclosure of a property that has delinquent taxes,” Council member Gerard Neugebauer said. “It’s at our discretion; we can choose to use this tool when we see fit. It allows the city some ability to react to situations and to move land to an effective use for our city.”
    During its Sept. 10 meeting, council explored the issue. At that time, City Law Director Stephen Pruneski explained the procedure for the foreclosure process, which involves sale of the property.
    If no one buys the property after two sales attempts, the city pays the foreclosure costs and becomes the property owner.
    In other business Sept. 24, council:
    • Resident Ronald Schultz addressed the council regarding building more tennis courts in the city. Schultz stated he wants to work with the school board and the Parks and Recreation Department to finance more tennis courts.
    • Passed a resolution accepting the final plat for the Creekside Subdivision off of Heckman Road. The subdivision will include seven lots.  
    • Passed a resolution eliminating the position of President Pro-Tem. The position was eliminated because the President Pro-Tem acts as the head of the council meetings only if the President or Vice President are not at the council meeting.
    • Passed a resolution awarding a contract to Dura Mark, Inc. for 34 miles of curb and edge pavement marking at a cost of $59,645.70.
    • Passed a resolution awarding a contract to HM Miller Construction for the Hightower Estates at Melanie and Royce Road storm-water improvement project at a cost of $98,216.50.
    The next Green Council meeting is at 7 p.m.  Oct. 8 at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd.