The Woodsfield Village Council members have held to their word about rezoning on North Paul St. Weeks after recommending that residents rezone their property from residential to business, council passed several motions to rezone multiple properties on North Paul St. during their Dec. 2 meeting.
Council had recommended that property owners pursue rezoning because of concern over property values. Those concerns stemmed from council’s allowance of rezoning at the old Woodsfield Elementary property and at a property owned by Yoss Law that was rezoned to allow for a new office.
Several public hearings were held to consider rezoning requests of several property owners on the street. After some discussion, rezoning on each property was passed.
The following properties were rezoned from residential to business: 201 High Street for lots 139 and 140 owned by Dennis and Sheila Walkley; 117 North Paul St. for lots 79 and 80 owned by Joshua Ischy; 108 North Street for lots 140, 141 and 143 owned by Gerald Haney; 105 North Paul st. for lot 74 owned by Ashley Schumacher and Allison Dietz; and 110 North Paul St. for lot 137 owned by Julia Morris.
Woodsfield resident Dale Saffle also participated in the public comments section of the meeting. He came to the council about the water drainage problem in the alley behind his home on Oaklawn Ave. His concern was that the problem has persisted for a number of years and has resulted in water running into his garage. Village Administrator Rick Schuerman said that the problem has been looked at and that he plans to find out what can be done about the issue.