The approximately 24-and-a-half acres where JD Equipment is located in Union Township is on track to be annexed from the county to the city.
At Wednesday’s Washington C.H. City Council meeting, council heard the first reading of a resolution “concerning services to property proposed for annexation of 24.42 acres from Union Township, Fayette County to the City of Washington Court House, Ohio.” The resolution is expected to be adopted at the next meeting.
“The main reason we want to be annexed is to take advantage of the city services,” JD Equipment store manager Cody Kirkpatrick said during an earlier interview.
“I would like to welcome JD Equipment to the City of Washington Court House,” said City Manager Joe Denen during Wednesday’s council meeting.
Denen also complimented the local police and fire departments for their work in recent weeks.
“We’ve hired Leah Marcus as a dispatcher and I think she will be an excellent addition to the police department,” he said. “You may have noticed that we’ve had a high number of arrests lately and some higher profile arrests. I’ve been enormously pleased with that. I’ve also been enormously pleased with the dog, Vido. Vido, under challenging circumstances, has performed quite well. The fire department has also been busy….we’ve had quite a few runs in fire also.”
During the legislative portion of the meeting, council adopted a resolution confirming the appointment of Melissa Upthegrove to the Fayette Metropolitan Housing Authority for a term concluding Dec. 31, 2020; a resolution confirming the appointment of Ronald Sockman to the Board of Tax Review for a term concluding on Dec. 31, 2017; and a resolution confirming the appointment of Nancy Hammond to the Board of Tax Review of the City of Washington Court House for the term concluding on Dec. 31, 2017.
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