Commissioners to discuss housing study, host public hearings on alley vacations
[Tiffin, OH – March 28, 2023] – The Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at its office, 111 Madison St.
The session will be hosted in person, but there will still be an online viewing option made available to the public.
The meeting will be streamed on Zoom and on Facebook Live, but a different experience will be offered on each platform.
Those interested in participating in the session during the public comment portion must join via Zoom. Those who are not interested in participating will be able to view a higher-quality broadcast on Facebook Live. The Facebook feed will include graphics and multiple camera angles.
Here is how to join:
Participants may also join the Zoom meeting by dialing (312) 626-6799 and using the following information:
Meeting ID: 925 9523 0790
Viewers may switch between the two platforms at any time, and the Facebook broadcast will include a link to the Zoom session during the public comment portion of the meeting.
At about 10:35 a.m., Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership officials are expected to welcome Pete DiSalvo to the meeting to present a housing study that the county helped fund.
DiSalvo Development Advisors has been working on the study, which cost the county about $14,000, since November.
In 2019, the company worked with the city of Tiffin on a housing study.
Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership President and CEO Aaron Montz encouraged the commissioners to support the study and said it is important because a lack of housing units is a major local issue. He said the 2019 Tiffin study showed that in Tiffin alone there was a need for 450-550 housing units. Montz said there are hundreds of unfilled jobs locally, and part of this is because people cannot locate in the area due to a lack of housing options.
In other action, two public hearings are scheduled for the potential vacation of several alleys. At 10:15, a hearing for two alleys in Springville, Big Springs Township, is to be held. At 10:25, another public hearing for two alleys in Alvada, Big Springs Township, is to be held.
In new business, the board is to consider:
* A $4,889.11 supplemental appropriation to the Unclaimed Funds Fund – Unclaimed Money Trust Line.
* Setting time, date and place to receive sealed bids for the CR 62 pavement repair project.
* Authorizng the commissioners to sign a satisfaction of mortgage through the Community Housing Improvement Program.
* A contract with Great Lakes Demolition Company for Superstructure Replacement – Prestressed Box Beams.