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LUC introduces comprehensive transportation plan

Input sought for projects

Residents sought for council posts

 

One topic of discussion at the first meeting of the Logan County Mayors Association was the shortage of council members in some villages.

 

Mayor Gary Comer of DeGraff noted that his council is two members shy of a full slate while Belle Center Mayor Rhonda Fulmer said her council is one member short.

 

Those were the only two of the five mayors present to express concerns, but Quincy is still one member short of a full slate, village Fiscal Officer Sandra Ward said in a telephone conversation Wednesday.

 

According to the Logan County Board of Elections Web site, West Mansfield needs one member and Valley Hi is short one commissioner.

 

Those interested in serving their respective communities, should contact an appropriate local official.

Logan and Champaign counties could have a comprehensive transportation plan in place within two years with the help of the Logan-Union-Champaign Regional Planning Commission.

LUC officials introduced the effort to members of the Logan County Mayors Association at the Wednesday evening meeting.

The agency, which deals with zoning and planning issues for the tri-county area, has received a $174,000 grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation to draw up a long-term transportation plan within two years.

While the agency represents Union County, the transportation plan would only pertain to Logan and Champaign counties as Union County is in a different ODOT district and extensive planning has already taken place because of its proximity to Columbus, LUC director Jenny Snapp said.

Currently, the agency is seeking input from local leaders regarding their wants and needs.

“We’re open to any ideas, big or small,” Ms. Snapp said. “You might think of simple road improvements, but it doesn’t have to be that. It can be new roads, intermodal transportation or multi-modal.”

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