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Erlanger Approves New Agreement with Showcase Developer Hoping to Woo Airline

 

Erlanger city council passed a resolution approving an agreement for development for Al Neyer, the developer of the former Showcase Cinema site. 

There is a tract of land adjacent to the property that Al Neyer is developing. It is a little over four acres, and the developer wants to add an option to its 15-year lease. The company thinks Atlas Air will locate in the region and is hopeful the airline will locate on this sliver of land.

Councilman Gary Meyer voiced his concern about the agreement, saying that he thought the city was giving away too much in the agreement. He voted no on the resolution, but everyone else voted yes so it passed.

Council passed the second reading of an ordinance which provides for a credit of occupational license fee for new employees as part of an economic development project by ABB/CON-CISE optical group, LLC, under the Kentucky Business Investment Plan.

Another ordinance passed the second reading which provides for a credit of the occupational license fee  for new employees as part of an economic development project by CCBCC operations, LLC, under the Kentucky Business Investment Plan.

Council passed a resolution sponsoring proposed zoning text amendments to two ordinances. 

The first one allows for outdoor seating, and comes from a request from a business located in the Erlanger Kroger shopping center to have outdoor seating. The second allows home occupational businesses to have clients come to their homes on an appointment basis. These text amendments will be scheduled on the agenda of the next Kenton County Planning Commission meeting.

Lindsay Lang took the oath of office as a firefighter/paramedic while her family held the bible.

Police Officer Joel Shepherd was commended for Extra Mile Day, and was given a special day in the city for his efforts.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor