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Posted on: March 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Council Meeting Highlights 3/3/20

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At the March 3 Council Meeting, after extensive discussion, Council voted to adopt and implement the proposed Land Development Code Sign Regulation Amendments. In the fall, the City put a moratorium on sign code enforcement to allow time to formulate the amendments. The amendments reflect significant efforts to simplify and relax the 20-year-old sign regulations so merchants can more easily utilize signage to advertise their businesses.These amendments are only the first step towards an updated and improved sign code. Council is committed to regularly updating Hudson’s codes to keep up with changes in the Hudson community.

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Council discussed the expansion of the Historic District to include Elm Street and Roslyn Avenue. Council decided they would like to engage the citizens further before moving forward.

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The Summit County MetroParks requested that Hudson City Council endorse Issue 11 on the March 17, 2020 ballot in support of the Summit MetroParks levy. Council determined that historically they do not endorse external levies as a body, but on a personal level, all council members are supportive of it.

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Mayor Shubert read a proclamation in recognition of Sunshine Week (March 15-21, 2020). Sunshine Week recognizes the importance of public access to government records and information in fostering transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement. A representative from the League of Women Voters was in attendance to accept the proclamation and complimented the City on its open dialogue efforts.

Watch the Reading | Read the Proclamation

Councilman Skylar Sutton mentioned the upcoming Arbor Day event on April 24 in the morning. A tree will be planted at the cemetery to replace a large tree that was lost. The public is welcome to attend. He also relayed information from our City Arborist regarding a tree disease called Oak Wilt that is present in Hudson. You can learn how to prevent the spread of this tree disease here.

All consent agenda items passed without comment.

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All other legislation on the agenda was a first or second reading and will appear on the next meeting agenda for further readings and possible action.

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The next Council meeting is the Council Workshop on Tuesday, March 10. There will be discussions about upcoming railroad projects including rail replacements and the quiet zones; adaptive signals; and proposed zoning code amendments in commercial development districts.

Please refer to the agenda for all corresponding documents and information.

You can watch the meeting on demand here.

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