Trustees approve rezoning request

By Sandi Latimer
Staff Writer

A request to rezone property in southern Jackson Township has won approval from the township trustees, the last action in a long path.

Ken Snyder had sought to rezone some land at 5463 Harrisburg Pike from agricultural open space with mixed use overlay to community service for commercial use.

Snyder’s request had gone before the Franklin County Planning Commission where a public hearing was held. Approval then sent the request to the Jackson Township Zoning Commission, which approved it and sent it to the trustees for their action at their April 18 meeting.

Snyder, who owns 9.6 acres on the west side of Harrisburg Pike, sought the rezoning so he could develop Bellways Auto Sales and Service on about one and one-half acres of that land. This land is adjacent to the new Paintball Park.

This was just one of the actions taken during the trustees’ meeting. Much of the time was spent in executive session interviewing candidates for a promotional pool within the fire department.

Township Administrator Mike Lilly said several members of the department are eligible for retirement, but have not made their intentions know.

“We just want to be ready when or if they do retire this summer,” Lilly said.

Trustees also approved a resolution to arrange for cutting tall grass and weeds at properties when owners don’t and put the mowing costs on the tax duplicate.

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