The New Boston Village Council voted last night to allow the renovation of the building, which will include adding Stucco on the front, metal covering on pilasters on the sides, metal siding and total repair and coating of the roof, including new gutters.
The Council approved the second reading of an ordinance amending Part 11 “Zoning Code” of the codified ordinances and declaring an emergency to allow the building to be renovated.
Two business or professional organizations will occupy the new building. About 20 parking spots will be added.
Development director Mick Sturgill reported that the developer of the New Boston Center is actively seeking developers for the Wal-Mart site.
The Council also discussed pit bulls and other animals being allowed in public parks.
“I think we need to take some kind of action against vicious dogs in New Boston, especially in the parks,” said Sturgill.
Legal Counsel Walter Lytten said the 6th District Court of Ohio has ruled that a law cannot be passed that is specific to a certain type of breed.
Fire chief Chris Bender reported that the fire department is applying for a $3,040 grant for a generator and vehicle exhaust system.
In other business, the Council: