Sanctuary at the Lakes approved for rezoning in Genoa Township
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
During a Genoa Township Trustee-Zoning public hearing on Tuesday, September 4, township trustees approved a proposed rezoning and development plan submitted by M/I Homes for 13 acres at the western stub of Somerset Avenue and Lahinch Court.
The property will be rezoned from Rural Residential (RR) to Planned Residential (PRD) to provide for the development of 23 single-family residential homes. The project is a part of a larger 209-home development that is primarily located on adjacent lands in Orange Township.
Members of the Orange Township Zoning Commission considered rezoning of the remainder of the project on Tuesday, September 11.
In other business, at the recommendation of Genoa Township Administrator Paul Wise, the trustees moved to support a County application for an Ohio Innovation Grant to study County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Wise also sought the trustees’ support of a grant application to be submitted to the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for the improvement of Medallion Drive East. The grant would cover $192,600 of the project. The balance of $67,800 will be evenly divided between Genoa Township and the Delaware County Engineer’s Office. The trustees authorized Wise to submit the application and enter into any necessary agreements.
Larry Cooper was present and presented the trustees with a request for approval of the Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Solid Waste Management District Plan Update. The DKMM Solid Waste District adopted the plan on June 26, 2012. After deliberation, the trustees approved the plan by resolution.
Brett Bergefurd was present and presented the trustees with an overview of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s federally mandated storm-water quality regulations. The regulations apply to storm-water discharge from public facilities. Bergefurd discussed the Phase II permit cycle including regulation of illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff, post construction water quality, public education, public involvement and participation, as well as pollution prevention and good housekeeping.
Genoa Township Police Chief Robert Taylor announced the donation of $50 by Pat Sicleheimer for the Police Department’s K-9 Fund; and Wise announced the donation of $100 from Meijer and $100 from Kroger for the Genoa Township Family Fishing Day on Saturday, September 22, at 9 a.m.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Genoa Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, at the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 South Old 3C Highway, Westerville.
An updated list of meetings is available on the Township’s website at < genoatwp.com >.