VANDALIA – Over the past 40 years, Vandalia Skateworld has hosted countless birthday parties and other celebrations. On Monday, it was owner Charlie Clark’s turn to celebrate its birthday.
Vandalia Mayor Arlene Setzer proclaimed Tuesday, Oct. 18 to be Skateworld Vandalia Day in recognition of the skating rink’s 40th anniversary.
“The City of Vandalia takes great pride in the accomplishments of its dedicated businesses, particularly those that have contributed to our community consistently for many years,” said Setzer. “Skateworld Vandalia has generously partnered with our local schools, service organizations and the City of Vandalia on countless occasions.”
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During public comment, resident John Whitley rose to urge council to keep current staff operating Cassel Hills Golf Course after the retirement of General Manager John Marchi. Marchi will retire in December after serving 32 years at the golf course.
Whitley spoke for a large contingent of golfers who were on hand.
“We appreciate the hospitality, the services of the people in the pro shop and the food counter,” said Whitley. “We don’t want to see that changed. We urge you to keep people currently providing service – they have obviously done a good job.”
The city is considering multiple options on how to move forward with the management of the course in 2017.
Council also appointed Christopher Prokes to a spot on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
In other action, council approved measures that:
- declared various items as surplus and authorized their disposal;
- authorizes a grant application for Federal Fast Act Funds through the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission to help pay for the resurfacing of the bridge on the Airport Access Road. Vandalia would be responsible for 40% of the total cost which is estimated at $301,000 in 2018. The city’s portion would be $120.640.
- Approves a re-plat at 333 S. Dixie to combine two lots into one 1.104 acre parcel. Warehouse 4 will use the additional space for more off street parking and a drive through.
- Approved a rezoning at 3324 Benchwood Road from residential single family to Neighborhood Business. The site will be used to build an IHOP restaurant.
- Approved changes to the property maintenance code.
City Managar Jon Crusey announced that council has set work sessions to discuss the city’s 2017 budget. The dates are Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19-20 and Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building basement.
The Vandalia City Council will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. A work session will be held immediately prior to the meeting at a time to be determined.