The Press Newspaper
A request to rezone two acres in Troy Township from an A-1 agricultural classification to C-1 neighborhood commercial is on the Feb. 7 meeting agenda of the Wood County Planning Commission.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
Summit Properties Realty Fund 1, LLC, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, submitted the request and has indicated it intends to develop the property for retail/commercial use. The parcel is located in the unincorporated area of Stony Ridge, between State Route 163 and Stony Ridge Road.
Walbridge Mayor Ed Kolanko last week said he remains confident in the village’s fiscal operations despite a state audit revealing payroll overpayments in 2014 of about $7,200 to five employees.
“The village had 27 pay periods for the year 2014 which is unusual as a normal year has 26 pay periods,” the mayor said. “The fiscal officer did not adjust the wages of salary employees to accurately reflect this difference, resulting in those employees receiving a total of one extra pay period over that year.”
If you ask Teri Hansen, she can tell you that Terry A. McKibben can do about anything. That’s why she nominated McKibben for induction into Eastwood’s Eagle Way Hall of Fame.
Northwood has raised the speed limit on a segment of Wales Road, from Woodville Road to East Broadway, to 45 mph from 35 mph.
Police Chief Thomas Cairl said the speed changed this month due to the realignment of Wales Road, which was part of the $12 million Wales Road grade separation project that included the construction of two overpasses on Wales that was completed in 2014.
“The speed limit has always been 35 mph on Wales Road, from Woodville Road to East Broadway,” said Cairl. “That’s because there used to be homes on that segment of Wales when it was straight. Then when they redesigned that road with curves, there were no more homes on it. The only way you can access it, basically, is from intersections.”
Economic development, a renewal grant to promote the business district, infrastructure projects, and a lower crime rate were among the highlights of Northwood Mayor Ed Schimmel’s State of the City.
“As we move forward, my message for 2017 is one of optimism. But this optimism cannot take shape without hard work ahead,” said Schimmel.
The city started the year with a positive general fund carryover, a 20 percent increase in income tax collections, and a 2 percent decrease in general expenses, according to Schimmel. The city also approved a balanced budget, and projected general fund revenue to be even healthier “due to the seeds we continue to plant on the economic development front, coupled with our devotion towards a lean government,” said Schimmel.
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