The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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November 19, 2012

Ashtabula Township gets new developments

ASHTABULA — Two new businesses are coming to the Route 20 corridor in Ashtabula Township, City Council learned Monday night.

City Manager Jim Timonere first mentioned the pending development during the pre-council meeting.

Timonere said one building site will be the site of a plaza and the other a Family Dollar store. Ryan Whitmire, Ashtabula Township zoning inspector, confirmed that Family Dollar, which has a location on State Road in the township, obtained a zoning permit for a 7.5-acre site adjacent to Corlew Field and across from Community First Credit Union.

The second location under development is across from the Burger King in front of Ashtabula Towne Square mall. A development company has shown interest in that area, Whitmire said.

Under the terms of the new county/city/township sewer district agreement, a joint economic development district (JEDD) would have to be created to accommodate the new development, City Solicitor Michael Franklin said.

The county owns the sewer lines in the township and the city owns the wastewater treatment plant. Under the sewer district agreement, employee wages and the profits from businesses in the JEDD would be subject to the city’s 1.8 percent income tax. The revenue would be shared between the city and township after deductions are made for JEDD administration and capital improvements to the treatment plant, Timonere said.

Timonere said he’s excited about the businesses, hoping they will bring money into the city.

In other business, City Council:

• Approved the manager’s request for an ordinance to use $125,000 in Ohio Development Services Agency’s money to improve the Walnut Beach concession stand’s restrooms;


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