2008-07-19 / News

Hearings set on petitions

LANCASTER - Two evidentiary hearings on referendum petitions have been set for Monday, July 28 before the Fairfield County Board of Elections in its Liberty Center office.

The hearings will determine whether voters will have the final say this November on two controversial rezoning decisions in Walnut Township.

At 9 a.m., the board will hear Licking-Fairfield Corporation's protest. Walnut Township Trustees, by a 2-1 vote, granted its request to rezone 289 acres from Rural Residential to I-2. Licking-Fairfield contends the petition had an inaccurate 'brief summary' and failed to include an 'appropriate map.'

Jerry and Barbara Mock's protest will be heard at 1 p.m. They claim eight deficiencies. Trustees unanimously approved rezoning their 66 acres off Ohio 37 from I-1 to I-2.

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