on May 16, 2024
Brad Plotner, left, is sworn in by Village Solicitor Julie Spain, right, at the regular council meeting on Monday. Plotner will take the seat vacated by the passing of George Showalter earlier this year. (Gazette photo by Kyle Meddles)

Richwood frustrated over zoning constraints

By By Kyle Meddles, Richwood Gazette 


Richwood council is at a standstill with what to do about zoning issues.

At the regular meeting on Monday, council members discussed the difficulty of foreclosing on houses in the village, as well as enforcing other zoning violations.

Mayor Scott Jerew said his issues with getting houses foreclosed have stemmed all the way back to when he was a council member.

“I think there was seven; they’ve all been certified delinquent before 2000. So they’ve been certified delinquent for over seven or eight or nine years, so why does it take 20 years to foreclose on houses,” Jerew said. “I’ve got the paper trail, and I can give it to all of you where I started back when I was a council member, the same h…

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