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HUDSON, OH (January 13, 2021) – At the January 12, 2021 City Council workshop, Council discussed possible options for a small business relief program and potential regulations for short-term rentals. Here are highlights from that meeting.
Correspondence and Council Comments
The addition of restrooms was discussed, and Council directed staff to come back to Council with possible costs for installation and maintenance and a location for further discussion.
The estimate to add WiFi to the downtown would be about $80,000 to cover the entire Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).
The key issue for businesses is help with marketing. The City is looking to work with the Chamber of Commerce, Destination Hudson, and other groups on possible Facebook and Instagram pages to promote businesses, shopping, dining, and sales. The City would provide input, but the sites would be run by other organizations. The goal would be to get the information out to residents and also to communities outside of Hudson.
Other items, such as piped in music and the lighted arch over First Street, would be the responsibility of First & Main if they are pursued.
Council asked staff to revise the licensing legislation based on Council comments and bring it back to Council next week. Those comments included making sure it was non-transferable and that there is a public input/hearing portion as part of the licensing process. Council expressed an interest in continuing with the blended option and moving forward with the zoning portion later.