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Flashing signs banned in G’town historic district

By Martha Jacob –

On Nov. 14 members of the Georgetown Village Council Community Development Historic District Signage Committee met to discuss the topic of the use of flashing signs in the windows of businesses in the village.
Committee members Susan Bean, Kelley Campbell and Dave Guenther considered whether or not it was appropriate to permit businesses in the historic district to hang lighted window signs. While in committee it was concluded to get with Solicitor Braun and amend and add to an ordinance regulating the use of signs in the historic district.
During council’s Dec. 8 meeting, after hearing  the community development committee’s recommendation,  lit signs will  be allowed with a continuous light, but could not be a flashing sign in the historic district.
After declaring the matter an emergency, council unanimously approved the changes.
Mayor Dale Cahall, in the absence of Village Administrator Art Owens, informed council that Owens had recently met with Brandstetter and Carrol regarding the Gaslight Theatre Renovation plans. The company has drawn up a complete set of plans for the building.
“Of course the work will be done through a grant that we got from the Ohio Capital Budget,” Mayor Cahall said. “It’s a $350,000 grant for this section of the plan which leaves us to be in-line for additional funding next year and perhaps the third year. We’ll be putting out bid packages before too long. So we’ll be seeing a lot of activity around the Gaslight Theater soon.
Cahall also stated that he had just recently received the Nature Works Grant which will be used  for the senior facility at the village park scheduled to begin in the spring.
Council passed a resolution determining municipal taxable income for
individuals in the village. Cahall said there were no significant changes in the income taxes, just bringing it up to date.
Georgetown Police Chief Rob Freeland gave a brief report to council.
Freeland told council that on Dec. 1, Jonathen Bussell, New Vienna, was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving under suspension, failure to maintain reasonable control, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest. Bussell ran his vehicle into a ditch then a utility pole on North Apple Street.
Chief Freeland also told council that he had received a call from Mayor Cahall, just before the Dec. 3 parade, informing him that Nathan Chinn was attempting to break-in to the administrative office. He also commended Lieutenant Robert Gifford and Patrolman Walt Griffith for their quick response to a felony theft.
The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.

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