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Ft. Wright Shortens Time for Zoning Map Amendments, Accepts Title for City Building

The City of Fort Wright officially changed the amount of time it takes for a business to get a map amendment to the zoning code.

At the regular city council meeting last week, city leaders voted unanimously to shorten the amount of time from 90 days to 21.

The idea is that the city would be more development-friendly by cutting down on red tape. City council also said that it would cut down on unnecessary delays.

Planning & Development Services of Kenton County is using Ft. Wright as a pilot program to see if the shortened period works before the organization makes a similar recommendation to other cities.

City council also voted to begin to dissolve its public properties corporation, which was formed when the city building was being constructed. Since the building has been paid off for some time, City Administrator Jill Bailey concluded that the corporation was no longer necessary.

The title of the building was then transferred from the corporation to the city.

The corporation will be formally dissolved at the next city meeting.

Fire Chief Steve Schewe also noted that the fire department received thanks from the Nazarene Church for helping to put up flags.

-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor