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Published: Thursday, 8/21/2003

OK sought to expand condominium project

BY KARIN KOWALSKI
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Toledo developer Tim McCue wants to expand a condo complex by almost twice its size in Perrysburg Township near the Ohio Turnpike.

The original plan for the River Oaks development of side-by-side villas was approved for 24 units in 12 buildings. The developer asked township trustees this week to allow 44 units in 22 buildings on nine acres bordered by White and Hufford roads near the CSX railroad tracks and the Ohio Turnpike.

The Wood County Planning Commission approved the increase; the Perrysburg Township Zoning Commission turned it down 3-2 last week. Trustees scheduled a public hearing to consider the request on Sept. 15. A unanimous vote would overturn the township zoning commission's decision.

Audrey Palumbo of White Road voiced concerns this week about the increased size. She said 44 units are too many because the development will add at least 88 cars, which will increase traffic on White Road. The road is too close to homes to be widened, she said.

Residents at last week's township zoning commission meeting said additional units would generate noise and traffic and could hurt wildlife in the area, said Grant Garn, township zoning inspector.

In other business:

w Trustees authorized township head of maintenance Gary Britten to meet with Perrysburg officials to negotiate a solution to a dispute over a road encroaching on a township resident's property.

Sherry Meadows owns property near the intersection of Jefferson Street and Apex Lane where the road goes over her property and borders the city. If the township were to remove the encroaching part, the rest would only be 6 feet wide, so the township needs to negotiate with the city to find a solution, possibly moving the road.

w Trustees approved a motion to post 25 mph speed limit signs in the Cedar Business Center near State Route 795 and Oregon Road.

w Trustees will accept bids for road salt. The township plans to buy about 4,000 tons and will open bids Oct. 6.



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