Planners OK requests

The Troy Planning Commission recommended city council approve the final plats for section two and three of the Halifax Estates subdivision. The recommendation came at the commission’s Dec. 14 meeting.

The second and third sections include 29.3 acres with 22 single-family residential building lots.

Also recommended by the commission was a request to rezone 214 S. Mulberry St. from M-2 light industrial to B-2 general business district.

The commission was told Keystone Real Estate Group requested the rezoning for the property most recently used for storage. In a letter from Anthony Scott of Keystone, the commission was told the B-2 zoning was more compatible with planned future endeavors and more consistent with properties in the neighborhood.

The commission approved a different color for a previously approved awning at Reading for Change, 105 S. Market St. The commission previously OK’d Aruba blue for the awning color, while a red awning was installed.

The commission OK’d a request to reface a wall sign at 16 E. Water St. to read Tapestry Healing Arts Center and to approve a wall sign for Beauty by Bellotti at 111 E. Main St.

The commission also approved the appointment of member Dee Mahan to the Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council for two years beginning Jan. 1.

Commissioners approve projects

The Miami County commissioners Dec. 13 approved an agreement that will allow the county Communication Center to receive text messages to 9-1-1 until a state system is in place.

The cost will be $10,000 to set up a needed connection along with $10,000 a year for three years for maintenance and operation. Once the state system is in place, the Communication Center will move the text operations to that system, the commissioners were told. In other business, the commission OK’d a roof repair project at the county Sheriff’s Training Center. The work by Meyer Restoration of Piqua will include repairing and sealing the metal roof at a cost not to exceed $5,623.