WAC talks park names and National Night Out
The Westland Area Commission (WAC) approved a zoning variance for the Speedway station at the corner of Hall and Galloway roads July 20.
National Illumination and Sign Corporation requested a variance to increase visibility of signage at the store. The size of the proposed canopy sign is larger than the law allows, Zoning Chair Mike McKay said.
The proposal was for a 45 square foot sign and was approved and forwarded to the city.
Parks and Recreation Chair Shawn Thomas encouraged his colleagues to attend National Night Out on Aug. 2. Such activities are designed to help residents pay attention to what is going on in neighborhoods.
National Night Out is always held the first Tuesday night of August with activities where residents promote safe neighborhoods.
Thomas said a block watch group in Galloway Run will be holding a community cookout and a bike event, and neighbors around Greene Countrie Park will be holding an event.
“If you can’t get to one, at least you can turn your porch light on,” Thomas said.
WAC president Linda Pitts said the display of materials about the planned West Broad Street Park at the Westland Area Library has drawn attention. The display includes photos of playground equipment and asks residents to vote for which pieces they want to see in the park, as well as what they would like to name the park.
She said several suggestions have been made since the display has been up at the library. McKay wanted to know if the display could be set up at different locations throughout the area to get more visibility for the park.
The city of Columbus is planning to build a park on the south side of West Broad Street west of Kroger. The city is awaiting a stormwater permit before construction can begin. The park will have two soccer fields, a paving walking path and a playground.
WAC traditionally does not meet in August, taking that month off as does the City Council. WAC’s next meeting will be Sept. 21.