FEMA & EPA Approve IL Cobblestone Hotel


The Russells Point Village Council met Monday evening for a preliminary presentation about the plan development that will house the Indian Lake Cobblestone Hotel. This meeting was the first of three meetings that developers will have with the village.

The next meeting is planned for Monday, May 8th at 6:30 PM at the municipal building. This is a public hearing, and the village will accept comments and concerns from the public.

The last meeting is set for May 15th at 6:30 PM at the municipal building. Following this meeting, the council will either approve or deny the recommendation for the planned development. 

Russells Point zoning officer, Diane Gauder said, ” The Indian Lake Cobblestone Hotel has obtained FEMA permits to develop at the proposed location. The Ohio EPA has granted permission for sewer and water to be run to the project. The next approvals will be from the Russells Point Village Council.” 

After the presentation, the village council moved on to other business. Police Chief Joe Freyhof reported to the council that village-owned items that had been retired are continuing to sell on govdeals.com, have made the village a few thousand dollars in revenue. Chief Freyhof said that there are three applications for a fourth full-time officer within the village and that the process has begun for selection.

The Indian Lake Middle School Softball and Baseball Associations approached Russells Point about working together to rebuild the ball fields within the village. The association would like to work together to restore two of the three fields that are in dire condition. Representatives indicated that several parents were willing to volunteer to revitalize the area. This summer t-ball and coach pitch tournaments are set to take place at the Russells Point fields. 

The Harwood Institute will use the municipal building on Tuesday, June 13th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to conduct community interviews. The Harwood Institute is hired by Honda to conduct the community interviews. 

Lastly, Mayor Robin Reames appointed Alex Wolf to serve on the planning commission.