By 1808Delaware

The Delaware City Council is gearing up for a busy evening tonight at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 1 S. Sandusky St. For those who can’t attend in person, the meeting will be streamed live under the “Events” section on the City’s official website.

Fuel Tanks, Housing, and Zoning

One of the first items on the agenda is the second reading of Ordinance No. 23-66. This ordinance considers a conditional use permit request by Plank Law Firm LPA for Rumpke of Ohio Inc. The permit would allow for above-ground fuel tanks on a property zoned M-2 (general manufacturing district) and located at 487 London Road. The reading is scheduled for 7:15 PM.

Donovan Farms: A New Residential Hub?

Maronda Homes LLC is seeking approval for multiple ordinances related to Donovan Farms, a proposed development on approximately 114.11 acres. The area is located south of future Boulder Drive, east of South Section Line Road, and west of South Houk Road. The ordinances aim to establish a Planned Mixed Use overlay district and rezone the area from A-1 (agricultural district) and M-1 PUD (light manufacturing district with a planned unit development overlay district) to R-4 PMU (medium density residential district with a planned mixed use overlay district).

Tax Levies and Municipal Services

The Council will also consider amendments to Chapter 192 of the City’s Codified Ordinances. These amendments propose an additional income tax levy of 0.35% for a period of five years. The funds collected would be used for general municipal services and capital improvements. Another proposal seeks to continue the existing 0.15% levy on income for municipal parks and recreation purposes.

Future Elections and Public Infrastructure

Resolution No. 23-61 and No. 23-62 declare the necessity of an election to approve the aforementioned income tax levies. Additionally, Ordinance No. 23-55, which is on its sixth reading, aims to create five Tax Increment Financing Incentive Districts within the northwest corridor of the city.

Miscellaneous Amendments

The Council will also consider first readings of ordinances related to temporary events on property zoned B-4 (General Business District), amendments to Chapter 1121 (definitions) of the Planning and Zoning Code, and amendments to Chapter 1168 (Tree Preservation Regulations) of the Planning and Zoning Code.

From housing developments to tax levies, the Council has a lot on its plate. Residents are encouraged to tune in and stay informed.

Full details on all of the above can be accessed here.

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