Zoning issues in Lake and Woodville townships will be the subject this month of hearings.
An application to rezone a 1.23-acre parcel in Lake Township from agricultural to light industrial is on the agenda of the July 2 meeting of the Wood County Planning Commission.
The applicants would like to use the property, located at the southeast corner of Walbridge and E. Broadway, to house storage tanks which will be used in the recycling of biodegradable oils for restaurant use.
Joseph Solomon submitted the application on behalf of Michigan Protein, Inc., Cedar Springs, Michigan.
The plan commission will make a recommendation to Lake Township that the request be approved or rejected. Plan commission staff is recommending approval to the commission.
“The property has/is currently being used commercially,” the staff writes. “Lands surrounding the parcel are also being used this way. An industrial zoning classification, while an intense classification, does fit with what is in the immediate area.”
Woodville Township trustees will hold a public hearing July 17 at 7 p.m. at the township fire station, 321 E. Main Street, Woodville, to discuss proposed changes to the section of the zoning resolution covering planned developments.
Copies of the proposals are available at the Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main Street, Woodville, and residents can comment in person or through an attorney at the meeting. Correspondence may be mailed to the township, P.O. Box 121, Woodville, O. 43469.
A regular meeting of the trustees will be held after the hearing.
Brent Welker, Eastwood school superintendent, is advising Eastwood residents to beware of someone claiming to be conducting a survey on behalf of the district.
A parent contacted his office, saying she was approached by someone about a survey.
Welker said the district isn’t conducting a survey and urged residents to contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Department or local police department.
A recent clean financial audit of Wood County by the state auditor has resulted in the county receiving the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.
“Good finance is important to everything government does, and taxpayers expect this kind of accountability,” Auditor David Yost said. “Sound budgetary decisions by the commissioners depend on clean and accurate books, and I am pleased to present this award to Wood County.”