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        Oregon City Council on Monday extended a public hearing on a request for a zoning change for the purpose of operating a four bedroom Bed and Breakfast at 5024 Seaman Road.

        Applicant Derrick Jaegle is requesting a Special Use Permit because the proposed Bed and Breakfast is in an R-1 residential zone, which does not permit it. A Bed and Breakfast would be allowable in an R-3 multi-family zone, according to James Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning.

         The Oregon Planning Commission recommended approval of the SUE at its Sept. 19 meeting.

        Oregon City Council on Monday approved a joint cooperation agreement with the City of Toledo for funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the bid and construction of the Navarre Avenue resurfacing project.

        Toledo has received grant funding from ODOT for the construction of the resurfacing project. A portion of the project is located in Oregon and it is beneficial for both cities to resurface Navarre Avenue at the same time as a joint project through the ODOT Urban Paving Program.

        Oregon City Council on Monday passed an amendment to a municipal ordinance that expedites enforcement of zoning complaints.

        The municipal ordinance sets forth the procedure for notice when the city receives a zoning complaint. The procedure involves providing violators with several notices, which results in a delay in the enforcement of the violation.

        Council amended the ordinance to enhance zoning violations within the city and improve the responsiveness to any zoning violation by not requiring multiple notices to be issued beyond the first 30-day notice.

        “We wanted to move away from using police for citations and go to a middle ground, which we think will work,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley.

American Promise will launch its Ohio first chapter Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. in Port Clinton at the Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St.

       American Promise is a non-profit organization working to establish a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to set spending limits in elections. Discussion at the meeting will focus on the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

        Azor Cole and Wambui Gatheru, coordinators at American Promise, will host the launch.

        Ellen Greene, a health care professional and Port Clinton resident, said she is helping organize the event because the court ruling has taken power away from citizens.

        “I want to get Ohioans involved in the cross-partisan effort to put the rights of individuals before corporations with excessive money,” she said.

        American Promise was founded in Concorde, Mass.

        Anyone wanting to attend the Port Clinton session can register at: Port Clinton, OH APA Launch.

        For information call 419-215-3026.

        A preliminary injunction against the operators of a quarry in Benton Township will remain in effect until the company has a hearing before the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court where the injunction originated.

        The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 19 it lacks the jurisdiction to hear an appeal by Rocky Ridge Development, LLC, which had sought to overturn an injunction issued in March by Judge Bruce Winters, of the common pleas court.




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