Council recognizes youth council

Staff report

TROY — Troy City Council recognized members of the Mayor’s Youth Council at its Monday meeting.

Mayor Robin Oda said because of restrictions, she didn’t get to know the kids as well as she would have liked and wished them well in their future.

“The kids that are graduating tonight from this program are now seventh graders,” Oda said. “We’re bidding them farewell and wishing them best wishes in their junior high and school years.”

A public hearing was then held to amend the general plan of Troy Christian School’s Arbogast Performing Arts Center (APAC), rezoning a 0.178 acre parcel added to the development from R5 to the residential plan development PD-R category. There were no public comments. Council will have a third reading on this ordinance at its meeting on Oct. 19.

During committee reports, council member Lynn Snee spoke on behalf of the Community and Economic Development Committee, which met Sept. 28 to consider a petition filed for the annexation of 3.714 acres from Concord Township, located north of Fenner Road, known as the Ferryman-Kerber Annexation.

The committee recommended to council that legislation be prepared to provide for the three legislative items required by state law. The committee supported expedited legislation, Snee said.

During the meeting, council OK’d the three legislative items in regards to the annexation, including the statement of services, buffering statement and consent items. Council unanimously adopted all three resolutions regarding the annexation.

Bobby Phillips said during the meeting that on Sept. 28, the Streets and Sidewalks Committee met to consider the approval of an agreement with EMH&T of Columbus for the design of the State Route 41 Interconnect Project Phase 2 not to exceed $59,000. Council member Bobby Phillips said the committee supports the resolution.

During the meeting, the three reading rule was suspended and council unanimously adopted the resolution authorizing City of Troy Public Service and Safety Director Patrick Titterington to enter into an agreement for the design.

Council member John Schweser was not present for the meeting.

In other news, Titterington said Hobart Arena has opened indoor walking back up to the public from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. He said leaf pick-up to will begin in two weeks, weather permitting. Trick-or-treat will be held, regardless of the weather, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29, in the city, Titterington said.