Council also talked property taxes
A resolution to delay any issuance of zoning permits by the city for any establishment that is engaged in games of skill, wagering or wagering via a proxy game for a period of 1 year starting with last night adoption of Resolution No. R-32-2012 was among the pieces of legislation passed Wednesday night at the Washington City Council meeting.
The resolution came about after the city voted to deny a few months ago a permit for a skill gaming business to locate in a store in the Elm Street Shopping Plaza.
The city felt that they would like to see how the State of Ohio comes out in regulating these types of businesses in the state so with this enactment it will buy itself a year to see how the state reacts.
Also council passed a resolution to accept the amounts that was sent to the city by the County Auditor on the current property tax rates....a resolution was also enacted that allows the city to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners for the purpose in acquiring new police radios for the city.
They also approved on third reading an ordinance that allows for supplemental appropriations for current expenses & other expenditures of the city during the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2012.
City Finance Director Tom Riley reported that collections in September of local income tax & gasoline tax were down from last September though other income was on target.
The next few weeks will be important as the city will see how collections of third quarter city taxes will go.
So far Riley reports that the few businesses that have already sent in their payments those amounts are slightly above last year figures.
City Manager Joe Denen reported that officials are meeting with the URS Company on Friday to discuss data they had taken earlier this month to see if the city wells had any effects on some wells water shortage in the Leslie Trace area.
Denen stated that after the meeting the city will schedule a meeting with Union Township officials to discuss the findings.
Two members of council were not present at the meeting & both were excused. Steve Jennings, Council Chairman for a death in the family & Gordon Davis due to illness.