Council OKs replat for new Dollar Tree

By Sheryl Roadcap -

SIDNEY — Sidney City Council OK’d a repat for a new Dollar Tree on Michigan Street and approved a new Sidney Recreation Board member during Monday evening’s teleconference meeting.

City Council approved a resolution for the request of Calibre Engineering, on behalf of Menards, for a replat of one lot to create two new lots. The property is located in the B-2, community business district bordered by Michigan Street and Wisconsin Street to the north and south; and Lester Avenue and Madison Avenue to the east and west. The property is currently undeveloped.

Community Development Director Barbara Dulworth said the replat results with one new lot will with 1.169 acres and a remainder lot with 2.272 acres.

A note is included on the replat indicating the new lot shall not have drive access from Michigan Street or Lester Avenue, Dulworth said. The prohibition on access from Michigan Street is included on the original Menards Commercial Park subdivision plat. The regulations of the city’s access management policy would not allow a drive access on Lester Avenue, and having that included as a note on the plat reduces confusion, she said.

This lot has frontage on three streets, so any development would need to include the minimum front setbacks and development standards in front yards on all three of the frontages, Dulworth said.

Mayor Mike Barhorst asked if other lots from that property may be purchased in any particular order. Dulworth told him at the current time, the replat results in only one other lot, but it could potentially be separated up and sold in the future.

Council also adopted a resolution authorizing the confirmation of the appointment of Oshae Peart to the Sidney Recreation Board, who will fulfill the unexpired term of Angela Ross. The term will expire April 1, 2025. Ross recently resigned from the board. This is Peart’s first city board appointment.

Also Monday, City Council adopted an ordinance to amend various sections of an ordinance regarding city-owned and non-residential sanitary sewers. The purpose for the change is to come in compliance with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency laws, regulations found in the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) and the terms and conditions related to the implementation of the pre-treatment program found in the City’s National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES).

Council was also introduced to an ordinance assessing the cost of Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) sanitary building drain inspections and/or repairs of private property owners in project area one.

Litigation was initiated against those property owners who failed to have their building drain and building sewer inspected and/or failed to complete the necessary repairs, as identified by the inspection. Public Works Director Jon Crusey said if adopted, the ordinance would assess the costs of the now-completed inspections/repairs as liens encumbering the affected properties.

By Sheryl Roadcap

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.