UNION — No one spoke in opposition Monday night during a public hearing held by Union City Council to change zoning from Agricultural-Residential to Light Industrial for 189.66 acres of land located east of Dog Leg Road and south of North Montgomery County Line Road.
The property is directly north of the Dayton International Airport and bounded by Old Springfield Road on the south, Dog Leg Road on the west, County Line Road on the north, and Peters Pike on the east.
The annexation petition was signed by Richard P. and Debra L. Thies of Union and R.H. Oaks Farms, LLC and represented by Manager Richard L. Oaks.
The land had been previously annexed from neighboring Butler Township. A total of 17 property owners were sent certified letters detailing the city’s intent to rezone the land.
“The city has advertised twice in the paper and have notified all adjoining residents as required by the Ohio Revised Code and our own code,” said City Manager John Applegate. “The property that we are talking about totaling 189.66 acres is due to an annexation and we must act within 60 days rezoning it.”
The original zoning for the land by Butler Township was Office, Industrial and Service and went to agricultural and residential with Union changing it to Light Industrial as a result of the annexation. None of the residents notified about the rezoning came to city hall to inspect the public documents on file regarding the rezoning.
Union would provide fire and emergency medical services to the annexed area as well as police services, street maintenance, ice and snow removal, storm water utility maintenance and zoning. If zoning permit uses in the annexed territory are deemed clearly incompatible with uses permitted under applicable township zoning regulations in effect at the time the annexation request was filed, then the city would require that the owner of annexed territory provide a buffer separating the use of annexed territory from land remaining in the township. The landscape buffer may include open space, landscaping, fences, walls, and other structural elements, streets and street right-of-way, or bicycle and pedestrian paths and sidewalks.
Council adopted the ordinance to rezone the land under emergency status.