MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council unanimously rejected a zoning change request Monday night to uphold the city Planning Commission’s 3-2 vote against changing the zoning of property at 1007 W. Gambier St. from residential to neighborhood commercial.
The property houses a tire business which relocated from a Quonset hut farther west on Gambier Street after a heavy snowfall last winter caved in the roof. Neighboring property owners expressed their concern with the zoning change during a public hearing.
Council did, however, approve an ordinance which amended the zoning at Orchard Trailer Park on North Sandusky Street to realign the zoning area with the property lines.
In other news, council:
•Heard a second reading for a resolution that would create a scholarship fund for the Hiawatha Water Park/Pool.
•Authorized the payment of $5,200 to pay the discharge permit fee for the city’s water and wastewater treatment plant.
•Authorized payment of $5,000 for environmental consultants for concrete inspections of the water plant and water wells.
•Authorized payment of $3,074.98 to Small’s Asphalt Paving Inc. for payment of a joint effort between the city and Pleasant Township to pave a section of road between Upper Gilchrist and Eastern Star roads.
City Safety-Service Director Dave Glass announced the city’s request for a Community Development Block Grant for $200,000 for the Woodward Opera House was approved.
The next council meeting will take place Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.