Trafalager referendum defeated again

By Melanie Yingst -

CONCORD TWP. — Voters in unincorporated Concord Township once again voted down Issue 13 Trafalgar zoning referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot.

According to unofficial results, 1,072 votes were against the issue and 573 votes were in favor of the referendum.

The referendum was for a zoning change approved by Miami County Commissioners for a 50-acre tract on Monroe-Concord Road in Concord Township. The request was to change the zoning from General Agriculture to Single Family.

The zoning request includes plans for a housing development at the site.

Trafalgar first attempted to have the land rezoned in 1995 and has lost 18 referendum votes over the past 20 years.

According to the Nov. 7, 2017 general election results, the referendum failed with 69 percent of voters against the rezoning issue and 31 percent for it.

By Melanie Yingst