Residents Session Outcome – January 5, 2020

We had another productive discussion at out January 5th township residents meeting at Rural Chapel. We were happy to welcome even more new faces as we discussed in more detail what exactly cloud zoning is. We covered possible pros, like building a strong tax base and creating a cohesive development plan that can enhance out unique community, and potential cons, such as losing referendum rights and intrusion of undesirable businesses and structures. 

In order to shut out the unsuitable businesses, we needed to limit the NAICS codes allowed in the cloud. We accomplished this with expert and neighbor input while still retaining roughly 2/3 of the codes.

We were also proud to unveil our new residents compromise maps. These were updated after considering valuable feedback received from our December 8 residents discussion. They have been well received by nearly 100 of our Berlin neighbors who have provided their signatures to show their support. You can check them out and show your support here:

BIO – Industrial Overlay area: https://forms.gle/97jBDg3dTLncs4fG7
BCO – Commercial Overlay area: https://forms.gle/3Y4JyJNd5GYFqsZFA

Last but certainly not least, residents engaged in an in depth conversation on what our next steps need to be to ensure Berlin retains that rural charm we hold so dear. Attending the public hearings is how we do it! Your presence matters! Come to listen, come to show support, and come share your opinions with our trustees!

Both hearings will be held on February 6, 2020, at Grace Point Community Church, 2393 Peachblow Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., they will hear zoning amendment BZC 19-004 known as the Berlin Business Park Industrial Overlay. Starting at 8:15 p.m., they will hear zoning amendment BZC 19-005 known as the Berlin Business Park Commercial Overlay. We hope to see all of you there!

As always, please reach out to provide your feedback via: Facebook: “We Love Berlin Township, OH”, the Nextdoor app (Berlin Station/Curve) or Email: BerlinResidentsCoalition@gmail.com

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