Perrysburg Twp. asked to rezone for FedEx PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 12 November 2012 11:38
LIME CITY — Perrysburg Township Trustees members heard a rezoning request from FedEx Wednesday night, but a trick of parliamentary procedure may have already made their decision for them.
The 584,000 square-foot FedEx hub, located on J Street at the Ampoint Industrial Park near Interstate 75, is seeking a change of zoning from A-1 Agricultural to I-2 Industrial for a nearly 10-acre plot adjacent to the site, said attorney Jack Hilbert, representing FedEx.
Such a change would “prepare for the future for an expansion of the FedEx ground staging area,” he said.
The Wood County Planning Commission approved the request early last month, as did the Perrysburg Township Zoning Commission.
The matter was presented at a public hearing following Wednesday’s regularly-scheduled board meeting.
Trustees Gary Britten and Bob Mack both announced conflicts of interest at the hearing and recused themselves from considering the matter, leaving only trustee Craig LaHote to chair the meeting and potentially act on the decision.
However, Township Law Director Walter Celley pointed out that, without Britten and Mack, the meeting was without a quorum and, as a result, the board could not act on the proposed change.
He noted that, under procedure, the board technically has 20 days to file a decision in the rezoning — which they now are unable to do. After those 20 days, the decision of the Township Zoning Commission approving the change would take hold, unless one of the board members were to un-recuse themselves.

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