Council suspends Stonebridge Meadows proposal


Stonebridge Meadows amended general plan is indefinitely postponed

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com



TROY — Troy City Council indefinitely postponed the Stonebridge Meadows request to amend its general plan on Monday.

Last October, Stonebridge Development owner Judy Tomb applied for the proposed changes of phase four of the development, including razing an existing brick home and outbuildings on a 1.66-acre lot and the reconfiguration by increasing the development’s total lots from 134 to 138 lots.

Council member Bobby Phillips made the motion to indefinitely suspend or postpone legislation for the ordinance. Lynne Snee seconded the motion. Council unanimously approved to suspend the ordinance. The ordinance had its fourth reading on Monday.

At the public hearing on Dec.7, 2015, several residents and neighbors of Stonebridge Meadows urged council to vote against the proposed changes.

Council also reappointed Ed Westmeyer to the board of tax appeals with his term ending in 12/31/2017. Westmeyer will also serve on the board of tax review.

Concil also approved Mark Douglas, Ed Westmeyer, Kent Kasmaier to serve on the income tax board of review.

Council employed Sue Knight as clerk of council for two years for $3,600 per year.

Council elected Tom Kendall as President Pro-Tem and Brock Health as council clerk pro-tem.

Council also adopted its rules of council.

At the end of the meeting, resident Lester Conard noted how Treasure Island was currently underwater.

“Our thoughts came true about Treasure Island. I guess it’s the “Underwater Island” now,” Conard said. “They took a survey in the paper. Majority of the citizens didn’t want it, but this council went ahead and did to make one person happy for his legacy. It’s going to continue to cost the citizens money again and again.”

Conard said Treasure Island will continue to cost the city of Troy money each time it floods and hoped council will consider the citizens’ input in future projects.

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

R-1-2016 Authorize use of Internet auction sites for sale of surplus property

R-2-2016 Agreement – Wages, benefits, etc., International Association of Fire Fighters represented employees 2016-2018

The resolution is an agreement for wages and benefits with the city’s IAFF members through 2018.

R-3-2016 Agreement – Wages, benefits, etc., FOP Police Captains 2016-2018

The resolution is an agreement for wages and benefits with the city’s FOP Ohio Labor Council Inc. members (police captains) through 2018.

The following ordinances were unanimously adopted:

O-2-2016 Release Mortgage Lien for In-A-Jif Print Inc. as loan paid off. This ordinance releases the mortgage lien for CoriGraphics. The loan was dated Nov. 9, 2000, and has been paid in full.

O-3-2016 Salaries 2016 – 2018 IAFF represented employees and police captains. This ordinance authorizes a two percent increase in salary per year through 2018 for platoon commanders and 1st-3rd class fire fighters. The ordinance also authorizes a two percent increase in police captain hourly wages per year through 2018.

O-4-2016 Authorize participation in ODOT Cooperative Purchasing Program. On Dec. 23, the finance committee agreed to recommend that the city of Troy to participate in the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Cooperative Purchasing Program. There is no cost to join the program.

For more information, visit www.troyohio.gov.

Stonebridge Meadows amended general plan is indefinitely postponed

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@civitasmedia.com

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@civitasmedia.com or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@civitasmedia.com or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews