MADISON VILLAGE – Council adopted an ordinance which clarified the uses for land in the various village zoning districts.
A public hearing was held prior to the meeting concerning this ordinance.
Administrator Alyson Moritz said she had not received any letters or e-mails
from the public so far.
One resident, after asking what the ordinance pertained to, commented that he recalled all the new businesses which had been granted tax abatements in the past left the village when the abatements ended.
“These zoning code changes are not any sort of incentive plan or economic development plan,” Moritz said. “This would just regulate the uses that are permitted.”
In other business:
* Second reading was held on an ordinance authorizing advertisement for sale of village-owned real property which is no longer needed for any public purpose, same being PPN 02A009B000110.
* Council suspended the readings and passed an ordinance exercising a contract extension with Waste Management of Ohio for residential refuse and garbage collection, disposal, and other services and declaring an emergency.
Moritz said it would be possible to get larger totes for recycling and they were considering having totes kept at the Road Garage so they would be readily available for residents who want them.
Councilman Ken Takacs said he opposed the legislation because of the 5 percent increase and because the tote being provided for every other week pickup might not be large enough for residents. He did not believe the larger tote should be limited to those residents who happen to hear of its availability.
“I don’t want to put an undue burden on our staff to deliver these,” he said.
Most people would not be able to pick up the larger totes themselves and the hauler should take responsibility, Takacs added.
Moritz said there was an issue of availability since Waste Management did not typically carry the larger size totes.
The cost, with the 5 percent increase, would be set for two years, Councilman Don Bartlett said, plus Waste Management provided much better service than the previous hauler.
* Second reading was held on a resolution that the Village of Madison join the Lake County Stormwater Management Department.
Council held discussion to clarify certain points about membership.
* A resident asked if the village zoning had limitations on the number of persons who could occupy a rental property and/or the number of animals.
One rental property noted on Eagle Street has required numerous police visits and the dogs have, on occasion, cornered some youngsters.
Police Chief Dawn Shannon confirmed the department has been at the location many times. She said the village did not have regulations regarding the number of occupants or animals allowed, but residents should continue to report problems.
* Engineer Dave McCallops said he has been working with the contractor at the Madison Middle School site to keep down the dust, including having a water truck on hand.
ODOT is finally getting ready to proceed with the work on Interstate-90. It should be completed about mid-August.
McCallops is trying to find out what would be required, and would there be a cost, to get a traffic study done at Route 528 and I-90 to see if a traffic light would be warranted.
* Shannon reported there were still no suspects in the theft of the flower baskets and flats from the Madison Senior Center early June despite a photo being pasted on Facebook and media coverage.
There was a break-in June 13 at the candy store she said when the door was left unsecured. The police did have some suspects.
The new radios came in for the new county system, but she was not sure when they would go online yet.
The next regular meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 2. There will be a public hearing about joining the Lake County Stormwater Management District at 6 p.m., prior to the regular meeting.