The Violet Township trustees unanimously adopted a resolution to enter into an annexation agreement with the city of Pickerington during their Oct. 3 meeting.
A three acre site near the intersection of Wright and Diley roads has been the source of discussion between the township and city for many weeks. The long awaited agreement will now proceed to the Fairfield County Commissioners for approval and then return to the city of Pickerington where the city will accept the property.
Trustee Gary Weltlich stated the annexation agreement has been a lengthy process.
"The longest journey starts with the first step," said Weltlich.
Other Violet Township news
•A public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to add a planned commercial and mixed use district was continued, citing unresolved issues between community members and the township as the main reason for the delay.
Weltlich stated a continuance will allow citizens and township staff more time to discuss the proposed amendment and reach an agreement.
The new hearing is slated for Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Violet Township Administrative Offices, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington.
•The Violet Township Fire Department Station 592 will hold an open house Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at 8700 Refugee Road NW Pickerington.
•Trustees authorized the employment of ADR & Associates to provide engineering design and consulting services for the Busey Road realignment project.
•The Violet Township Bicentennial Web site is now operational. Community members are encouraged to visit www.violetbicentennial.com for bicentennial information.
•Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) estimates that Violet Township’s population will reach 19,528 in 2008.