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August 19, 2019

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Council focusing on State Route 103 road cut legislation

Seven-page draft on tonight's agenda

Bluffton council will discuss a draft of legislation to regulate access to public streets in the village on Monday evening.

Titled “an access management plan,” it came about specifically to address road cuts on State Route 103 between County Line Road and Interstate 75.

Council’s ordinance committee (Joe Selhorst, Mitch Kingsley) met on Dec. 3. They have worked with Tom Mazur, of Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission, and Choice One, an engineering firm, used by the village to craft a draft for discussion.

The seven-page access management /driveways draft in part of the council packet. It addresses such things as:
• Permit application process for “road cuts”
• Alignment and separation of driveways
• Driveway setbacks
• Intersection visibility
• Traffic impact analysis
• Responsibility for improvements
• Appeals procedure

– The council packet is attached at the bottom of this story –