The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Commission will hear a series of public hearings during their meeting on November 5th.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to code enforcement officer Tammi Venneman:

Tammi Venneman

There are a total of four public hearings on the agenda for the evening.  Venneman says the first of these will concern an area located directly behind the post office.  “The people who utilize the property are asking for a conditional use to stock pile concrete and cement on the property for resale,” said Venneman,” Due to the zoning as Industrial I, it requires that they have a conditional use permit.”

Also on the agenda is the parking lot ordinance.  “Last month we took it to planning and zoning with two different options,” said Venneman,” One of those was paved zoning and the other was a gravel parking lot ordinance.  Planning and zoning asked that we only study more on the gravel parking lot ordinance because that’s what the community had expressed they would like.  Now we are ready to present that full ordinance for consideration.”

Venneman said the next issue on the agenda concerns residential drives. “The city administrator had asked that we see if they would like to go with hard surface or gravel for residential areas,” said Venneman,” This would effect every property owner in the city of Chillicothe.  I talked to my committee about it and all seven voted that we stay with hard surface.”

The last item is a request for a conditional use permit for a tilapia farm within city limits.  “There is a person wanting to rent the old Wal-Mart building with the intent to do aqua farming  there,” said Venneman,” Due to the location and the agricultural nature of the proposal, we will have to request a permit and determine if that can be allowed in that area.”

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in council chambers at city hall.