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Bellefontaine Council gets first look at city’s strategic plan (Audio included)

Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler handed council a copy of the city's strategic plan Tuesday evening.

The plan was designed over the past year and involved city employees, business leaders, and community members' input. The plan covers land use like where business can expand and housing needs. It addresses the city's transportation and utility needs. Mayor Stahler said that it reflects the direction and opinions of the citizens about what they like about the community. To view the strategic plan click here.

Mayor Stahler discusses the plan.

Fire Chief Andy Fissel reported that his department recently received an award notification from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for $40,000. A local match of $20,000 is required. The money will be used to purchase another Power-LOAD system and a CPR Chest Compressor. The compressor is more efficient than a person performing compressions during CPR and is safer.

Chief Fissel comments on the grant.

Marketplace Cafe Owner Rob Nicholson addressed council about some of his concerns with food trucks. He spoke with them about how they affect small businesses and legislation. He explained that "brick-and-mortar" restaurants invest in the community through employees, taxes, utilities, and support local venders. Food trucks are temporary and can move on, taking their profits with them.

Nicholson explains his concern.

Bellefontaine City Council will meet again on January 24th at 7:30 pm.

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