MOUNT VERNON — City Council will spend 30 minutes Monday, starting at 6:45 p.m., in a Planning and Zoning Committee meeting discussing a possible Vacant Property Registry.

Council member Chris Menapace has put forth a suggested piece of legislation, but no measure is on the agenda.

Three ordinances are on the agenda for final approval. They are the ordinance changing the zoning of the old Elmwood Fire Station from Public, Semipublic District to R-1 Single Family District; changing the zoning of the eight parcels annexed for the Commerce Drive improvement from the township zoning of Rural Residential and Agricultural District and Single Family District to municipal R-1 Single Family District; and the ordinance revising the Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance.

On the agenda for initial consideration are:

•A resolution approving the appointment of Don Carr of Upland Terrace to the Board of Zoning Appeals to fill the unexpired term of Steve Rhoades.

•A resolution authorizing the city auditor to make supplemental appropriations, including an Ariel Foundation grant for $155,000 for tree removal, stump grinding and new plantings, and a $56,590 grant from Ariel for tree plantings, and $14,000 from unappropriated resources for equipment.

•A resolution authorizing the auditor to transfer money between various accounts.

•A resolution authorizing the safety-service director to seek bids and enter a contract for the purchase of various equipment and supplies for the water/wastewater departments.

Also on the agenda are two proclamations.

One honors the Mount Vernon Nazarene University for the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1968, the other honors Boy Scout Troop 339 on the 80th anniversary of its organization in 1938.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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