The vitality or life of the City of Mansfield depends upon an active and engaged citizenry. My office is committed to maintaining transparency and an open-line of communications to help engage all of our citizens. The Progress & Legislation Report highlights the legislation passed by City Council in 2015 that promotes meaningful development and progress for the entire City of Mansfield. The legislation selected represents policies that I believe are steps toward moving opportunities forward.
However if you’re a Progressive person, then you may agree with me in saying the legislation below isn't nearly enough. If you’re a Millennial, then you may agree with me in saying, we have to move faster on getting results that will develop into meaningful employment opportunities. If you’re tired of seeing vacant houses with boarded-up windows in your neighborhoods, then you may agree with me in saying, enough is enough.
Moving forward isn't always easy, which is why we must make working together a priority for 2016. When I say working together, I mean it. To our business partners in the community: I encourage you to take a chance and include or hire someone you wouldn't normally consider. Open the door of opportunity for someone completely outside of your circle. Invest in new possibilities and watch how opportunities begin to move forward for your business and for the community.
This was a great year of progress. But let’s make 2016 even better. Visit www.donbryant.com/ideas and share an idea that will benefit your neighborhood and our city.
2015 signing out,
Streets & Traffic
Streets & Traffic Committee is chaired by Councilman Butch Jefferson, with Councilman Bryant serving as Vice-Chairman. Much of the work on our streets re-pavement program, city infrastructure repairs and construction projects, could not have been done without the expertise of our City Engineering Department and the hard work of all of our city employees at the City Services Complex.
Bill 15-153: Supporting the creation of an “Inner-City Bike Route” through the painting of pavement markings known as “sharrows” and installation of signage, recognizing the efforts of Richland Public Health, the Ohio Contractors Association and Richland Moves.
Parks & Recreation
Bill 15-057: Authorizing the city to advertise for bids and to enter into contracts for the construction of a new pavilion at South Park.
Bill 15-028: Authorize city to file & accept grant from Federal Aviation Administration for improvements.
Bill 15-045: Authorize city to execute Addendum No. one to the Airport Joint Use Agreement with the United States of America and the State of Ohio.
Bill 15-054: Authorizing City to enter into a contract to timber and harvest 61.4 acres of certain airport property.
Bill 15-086: Authorize city to accept and appropriate donations from an anonymous donor $50,000 to be used at the airport.
Bill 15-104: Authorize city to accept and appropriate funds obtained from timbering certain airport property. $107, 697 to be used for modifications to the airport terminal building.
Bill 15-105: Authorize city to advertise for bids & enter into a contract for the renovation of the Mansfield Lahm Airport terminal building to accommodate Fixed Base Operations.
Bill 15-192: Authorizing City to file and accept a grant application from ODOT Office of Aviation to advertise for bids & enter into a contract to replace supplemental wind-cones relating to grant.
Bill 15-252: Authorizing the City to accept and appropriate a grant for the purpose of purchasing eight patrol bicycles and related equipment for Community Policing.
Bill 15-194: Authorizing the Chief of Police to contribute property that is unneeded or obsolete to the City of Mansfield Police Department to one or more local law enforcement agencies.
Much thanks to Manager J.R. Rice and his staff for all of your hard work. The Building and Codes Department is a much valued organization within our city government.
Bill 15-102: Rezone Petition 545 -SE corner of S. Main Street & East Cook Rd. properties from B-1 to B-2. (Development of a new Circle K and gas service station on the intersection of Cook & Main).
Bill 15-134: Amending Section 1167.08 & enacting Section 1167.08 of Codified Ordinance to update zoning ordinance to include more conditionally permitted uses in industrial districts.
Bill 15-229: Adopt the Mansfield Home Value and Family Protection Act as Section 765.01 of the Mansfield Codified Ordinances, as adopted, to prohibit certain business activities in residential districts and thereby protect the citizens of Mansfield.
Bill 15-131: Authorize Finance Director to enter into an agreement with a local realtor for the sale of City surplus property.
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