Racine Council approves annexation

Staff Report

RACINE — Racine Village Council officially voted to annex a little less than 60 acres of property during last week’s meeting.

Council adopted a resolution accepting the annexation of 59.8512 acres of property into the village from Sutton Township.

The Commissioner approved the petition for the annexation of the property on June 29, with the village allowed to act on the measure after 60 days.

Under Ohio Revised Code laws, if all effected land owners sign a petition and there is an agreement between the village and township then no hearing is required and the commissioners can approve a resolution. After the resolution is delivered to village officials there is a 60 day wait before the village could move forward with the annexation.

The entire parcel of land is currently owned by RPG Ohio Properties, LLC, and is located off of Yellowbush Road, connecting with current village land.

The property is for both residential and commercial use.

In other business, council adopted a resolution for the rates and amounts as determined by the county budget commission.

Council approved the temporary transfer of money from the general fund to the cemetery fund. A summer worker was paid out of the cemetery fund, but should have come out of the general fund. The money will be put back in the general fund when the village receives reimbursement for the summer worker program through Job and Family Services.

The fiscal officer was authorized to attend a day of training in October which is required by state law. A date will be determined at a later time and the office will be closed that day.

The state auditor’s office recently completed the audits for 2015 and 2016, with the reports available on the state auditor’s website.

Trick or treat in the village was set for Oct. 27.

Council approved the replacement of a toilet in the women’s restroom at Star Mill Park. Council approved the payment of burial for an indigent resident as required by state code.

The mayor advised that paperwork on the waterline project was being wrapped up. Mayor Scott Hill advised that the USDA is going to let the village purchase various items with the money that was not expended.

The next village council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Staff Report