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Published: Wednesday, 6/12/2002

Mayor backs Serchuk for plan commission

Mayor Jack Ford has recommended appointing Stephen Serchuk to a second five-year term on the Toledo Plan Commission.

Mr. Serchuk, 53, is a commercial real estate salesman for Zyndorf/Serchuk LLC, a company he was part-owner of until he sold his interest in 1999.

He has a master's degree in urban planing from the University of Michigan and was a neighborhood planner for the city from 1972 to 1977.

The appointment requires City Council approval. The position is unpaid.

Mr. Serchuk is a member of the Lucas County Plan Commission and has chaired both commissions for two years. The commissions are considering splitting the chairmanship for the first time in more than 40 years and are expected to take up the issue June 19, said Stephen Herwat, director of the plan commissions.

Mr. Serchuk said his goals include finishing a rewrite of the city zoning code this year. Included in that rewrite will be new regulations for adult-oriented businesses. It also will include community design standards.

He said he hopes the plan commission will become more active in housing and economic development, and will take the lead in building regional consensus in planning large facilities.

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