Green Twp trustees vote to not sell land to CMHA on Monday - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Green Twp: Trustees vote against selling land to CMHA

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Green Township trustees voted on a resolution Monday to not sell the land on Westwood Northern Boulevard to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA).

They added to that resolution to recommend the scattered sites approach, with 32 the maximum number of units in Green Township. The trustees also hope this project can be spread out over two to three years.

The vote is one step closer to a clearer picture of what Green Township's residents can expect. Cheers and applause rang out in the administration building on Monday evening as the Board of Trustees announced the result of the vote.

"I want to thank you for your courage in dealing with this in this way and a very difficult situation," said resident Dave Lopez.

"We're not against public housing, but we are against putting it all in one place," agreed resident Bernie Hess. "And I am so happy to hear that you have listened and we really, really appreciate it. I want to thank all of you for that."

While residents were relieved by the resolution, many, including the trustees, see there are still many unknowns ahead.

"I think we should say to them, roll that up real tight and shove it," said Cheryl Volk, who opposes the required public housing. "That we don't want those funds because I believe we can fund our own needs here."

Green Township not selling the Westwood Northern Boulevard land takes only one option off the table for CMHA. Otherwise, the trustees have little to no say in CMHA's future plans.

"We don't have to keep doing it the way it's always been done," Volk added. "We've got to think of other solutions because this is not working for me."

Just because the trustees denied the housing authority access to that land, it does not prevent another 32 unit facility from being built elsewhere. A representative from CMHA said it is too early in the planning phase to say if that would happen.

The trustees promised Green Township residents that they would be as involved in the plans as CMHA would allow.

"You've got our support," Hess assured the trustees. "Absolutely."

A spokesperson for CMHA also said that there are no plans to use eminent domain to require Green Township turn over the land.

CMHA has a meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. that the public is invited to attend, with a deadline of March 31st to have a final plan on how it will add the 32 units.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Another team in Gilmer deserves attention, Union Hill is on a roll

    Another team in Gilmer deserves attention, Union Hill is on a roll

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:35 PM EST2017-11-22 03:35:41 GMT
    Union Hill captured its first undefeated regular season since 1982.Union Hill captured its first undefeated regular season since 1982.

    When the town of Gilmer is mentioned in relation to sports, the Buckeyes powerhouse football program immediately comes to mind. And that's fair considering they have won three state titles and racked up 13 double digit win seasons since 2000. But a small 1A school about nine miles away deserves some attention these days as well.

    More >>

    When the town of Gilmer is mentioned in relation to sports, the Buckeyes powerhouse football program immediately comes to mind. And that's fair considering they have won three state titles and racked up 13 double digit win seasons since 2000. But a small 1A school about nine miles away deserves some attention these days as well.

    More >>
  • Elkhart native Jeffrey Wilson out at least next two games, possibly done for year

    Elkhart native Jeffrey Wilson out at least next two games, possibly done for year

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-11-22 03:23:47 GMT
    Wilson celebrates after scoring a touchdown.Wilson celebrates after scoring a touchdown.

    In other college football news, Elkhart native and North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson scored two touchdowns and had over 70 rushing yards in UNT's win over Army on Saturday. The East Texan's senior campaign though is likely over. Wilson suffered an ankle injury in the victory and will not play against Rice or in next week's Conference USA championship game.

    More >>

    In other college football news, Elkhart native and North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson scored two touchdowns and had over 70 rushing yards in UNT's win over Army on Saturday. The East Texan's senior campaign though is likely over. Wilson suffered an ankle injury in the victory and will not play against Rice or in next week's Conference USA championship game.

    More >>
  • What’s open on Thanksgiving in East Texas

    What’s open on Thanksgiving in East Texas

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-11-22 03:15:12 GMT

    What’s opened, closed on Thanksgiving in East Texas If you plan on eating out on Thanksgiving instead of cooking up a big feast, here’s a list of restaurants that will be opened.

    More >>

    What’s opened, closed on Thanksgiving in East Texas If you plan on eating out on Thanksgiving instead of cooking up a big feast, here’s a list of restaurants that will be opened.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly