TROY — On Monday, Troy City Council passed an ordinance 7-0 for the rezoning of 10.284 acres on Peters Road from county zoning to city zoning R-4 single family residential district on its fifth reading.
Council members Brock Heath and Bobby Phillips were not in attendance. The applicant is Gen D LLC owner Bart Denlinger. The request was approved by Troy Planning C0mmission. The land is north of The Heritage at Troy Country Club subdivision. Denlinger plans to develop a subdivision of 22 lots on the property. A neighbor adjacent to the property, J.J. Frigge, spoke at the public hearing against the development.
Frigge was not in attendance, but city auditor and Frigge’s father John Frigge thanked Denlinger for working to resolve his son’s concerns about the proposed property development.
Council also approved a resolution to support legislation to restore $1 million of revenue from state funds due to the reduction in the local government fund.
President Marty Baker asked questions regarding the pending opening of the Troy Hospital. Miami Valley Today has requested additional information and will report with more details regarding the hospital’s helipad placement and its impact on traffic as well as how patient transport by EMS is decided.
• Mayor Mike Beamish and street foreman Jerry Mullins presented the quarterly Rumpke’s “Look Who’s Recycling” award to 7 year-old Libby Briggs. The family received a $100 local restaurant gift card plus a $10 gift card to Ducky’s for Libby’s efforts.
Nominations can be submitted online on the city’s website. Mullins shared how Libby wrote that she “doesn’t want her planet to be filled with trash.”
In other news:
Resident Lester Conard asked when the city’s paving projects would begin. Titterington said the bid was recently awarded and a pre-construction meeting would be held in the coming weeks. Conard also asked why there were large painted circles on Clay Street. The paint is to mark underground utilities.
The bid was awarded to Jurgensen for $1,269,395.70. The street paving project includes 13.58 lane miles of streets plus recreation trail sections, and the Miami Shores clubhouse parking lot.
• Mayor Beamish commended the Troy Strawberry Festival Committee, city staff and volunteers on the clean-up following a successful festival over the weekend.
• Director of Service and Safety Patrick Titterington said the McKaig/Dorset roundabout project began last week and should last 80 days. Detours are in place Titterington said maps are available online. Police will ticket drivers who ignore road closed signs.
Titterington said the Hobart Arena parking lot resurfacing project began Monday.
• City council was introduced to three new firefighters/paramedics. Luke Lindeman, Cody Ross and Cory Branscum were presented their helmet badges by Mayor Beamish. They were appointed on May 20.
• Justin Coby, the director of Health Partners Free Clinic, gave a presentation regarding a research partnership with students from the Wright State University nursing program on community needs.
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