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Bellefontaine Council adopts utility easement ordinance on first reading (Audio included)

Bellefontaine City Council talked utility and finance ordinances during a meeting Tuesday night.

Council adopted a utilities ordinance on the first reading. The ordinance covered a problem with a utility easement on Woodglen Circle. The easement went under a homeowner’s garage due to a sewer pipe. Under the ordinance, Bellefontaine will be vacating about a 500-square foot portion under the garage. In return the city will receive an easement from the property owner next to the garage. The ordinance needed to be passed before a real estate transaction could occur.

Bellefontaine Law Director Howard Traul explains the ordinance.

Two ordinances were adopted on third reading. The first ordinance allows the city to apply for and accept Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) funds. The second ordinance allows the city to advertise for bids and enter into contract for the agricultural lease on the land at the new regional airport.

An ordinance making supplemental appropriations and amending the permanent appropriations ordinance for the purpose of parking lot improvements, storm improvements, municipal court disbursements, street paving, and water department salaries was adopted on its second reading.

Council also heard the first reading on its temporary budget for 2013. The general fund is projected to amount to $7,508,706 and the total budget is projected to be $23,824,685.

During a report to Council, Mayor Adam Brannon said the Hometown Christmas Parade would be on Saturday, December 1st at noon. The parade will start at the Logan County Fairgrounds and head north up Main Street to the Columbus Avenue intersection.

Mayor Brannon comments on the parade.

Bellefontaine City Council will meet again on November 27th at 7:30 pm.

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