Greenville City Council pushes kiosk decision to July 11


GREENVILLE — Greenville City Council again put off a final decision on the installation of a tourist kiosk in downtown Greenville.

The ordinance under consideration would grant a variance to permit placement of a kiosk in front of the Darke County Visitors Bureau on South Broadway. The Visitors Bureau, along with Main Street Greenville, both headquartered in the same building, will be responsible for its cost and maintenance.

Council voted 5 to 2 against a motion by Councilman Todd Oliver to suspend the rules and read the ordinance by title only a third time.

Council members Doug Schmidt, Tracy Tryon, Clarence Godwin, John Hensley, and Dori Howdieshell voted “No.” Oliver and Leon Rogers voted “Yes.” In council’s June 6 meeting, the ordinance was read a first time, but the motion to suspend the rules was also voted down.

The measure will come before council for a third reading at its July 11 meeting, at which council will give the ordinance a final vote.

In other legislation, council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to transfer $100,000 to the Greenville City Park fund to cover the remaining amount needed to construct the park’s new band shell building.

As well, council approved a resolution authorizing the city’s safety/service director to accept a bid from Lake County Sewer Company, Inc., for sanitary sewer grouting.

Tryon, acting as council president pro tem in the absence of Council President John Burkett, accepted a proposal from the safety/service director to establish an ad hoc committee to review the feasibility of the Greenville dispatch.

The Darke County Board of Commissioners has offered to run emergency dispatch services for the entire county, including the city. The committee will consider whether the city should accept the county’s offer or continue to fund its own dispatch center.

The committee will be composed of Hensley, Schmidt and Tryon. It will be tasked with submitting its recommendations to council by its July 11 meeting. No date has yet been set for it to meet.

Greenville City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and speak to council. The city’s meetings can be viewed the following day on the City of Greenville Ohio Youtube channel.

By Erik Martin

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