Aurora CIty Council & COW - 6/27/22
Aurora, Ohio, City Council & Committee of the Whole - June 27, 2022
The meeting was called to order at 6:45 by R. Barner with all Council members present except for J. Kudley and S. Wolf. 10 City Officials and Employees and 2 citizens were present. There were not enough Council members present to approve the June 13 Minutes so that is postponed until the July 18 meeting.
The Finance Director report was given by the Mayor.
There were 3 Ordinances proposed for action that evening:
The meeting ended at 6:50.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by G. Horvat with all Council Members present except J. Kudley and S. Wolf. There were 4 citizens in addition to the City Employees listed at the COW.
There was a Public Hearing for the rezoning of property on South Chillicothe from R-4 to I-1 to be put on the November 8 ballot. 2 residents from Rainbow’s End, whose property abuts this parcel were concerned that the proposed use would allow “heavy manufacturing” which could allow industry detrimental to their property. They had bought their property with the understanding that the property was zoned residential. The trees were all removed and there is no buffer for their property now. Another citizen was concerned about the topography and therefore drainage issues. City officials said the Ordinance was unanimously approved from Planning and any plans for Industry would be thoroughly reviewed by Planning.
There was a 12 minute Executive Session to discuss “Imminent Litigation”.
The Mayor reported that Dr. Jim Tomko was selected to be the 4th of July parade Grand Marshal and other 4th of July festivities; there will be a Master Plan Open House on July 19 and there is a Community Survey on the city website; and she mentioned the meetings and events attended since the last meeting.
The Tax Budget Ordinance was adopted;
The rezoning Ordinance was unanimously approved with rules suspended to go to the Board of Elections;
The rezoning of the Maple Lane property was denied;
A Public Meeting was set for Aug 15 for an Ordinance amending “Revocation and Appeals” of Aurora’s Codified Ordinances;
The 3 Ordinances proposed at COW were adopted with rules suspended.
Citizens Comments: a citizen from Chatham Drive spoke against allowing animals in residential districts with concern for vermin, odors and waste- no on chickens.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50.
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