Commission to vote on consent legislation, zoning amendment

By Sam Wildow - Miami Valley Sunday News

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for their regular meeting, voting on consent legislation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and a possible amendment to the zoning code.

The commission will vote on authorizing preliminary consent legislation with ODOT to resurface sections of U.S. Route 36 from straight line mile 4.61 to straight line mile 8.25. According to the staff report, ODOT is requesting this legislation to complete resurfacing on U.S. Route 36 from the village of Covington to the west corporation limit of the city of Piqua. ODOT requires the permission of the local entity prior to the commencement of work within the entity’s corporation limit. There is no cost to the city of Piqua.

The commission will also vote on amending the zoning code to modify code provisions pertaining to the minimum permit requirements and restoration standards for demolition projects. The change would remove the requirement to demolish accessory structures to buildings if the building to which they are an accessory is demolished. The Piqua Planning Commission, by a vote of 4-1, did not recommend the zoning change. The request originated from the Piqua City Commission.

The commission will also vote on supporting the 2020 Census by authorizing the city to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of Ohio, and Miami County to conduct a count of the population. The resolution states the city will encourage county residents to participate in the Census, provide Census advocates, support Census takers, and strive to achieve a complete and accurate count.

Later, the commission will vote on enacting and adopting a supplement to the code of ordinances for the city. The supplement contains all ordinances enacted from Jan. 1, 2019 through state legislation current though Dec. 31, 2018 and local legislation current through April 16, 2019.

The commission will also vote on vacating a portion of the public alley right-of-way. The portion of right-of-way is an alley located east of Roosevelt and north of Electric Avenue. It is currently occupied by private improvements and is not necessary to any utilities of public transporation interests.

This meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in commission chambers on the second floor of the municipal building, located at 201 W. Water Street in Piqua.

By Sam Wildow

Miami Valley Sunday News

Reach Sam Wildow at ©2019 Miami Valley Sunday News, all rights reserved.

Reach Sam Wildow at ©2019 Miami Valley Sunday News, all rights reserved.