Cadiz groups given OK to display banners

CADIZ – Two organizations were granted permission Thursday by Village Council to display banners at the Square for upcoming events.

The Cadiz Business Association will hang a banner advertising its March 15 banquet.

And the Cadiz Lions Club will advertise the third-annual Soup/Salad Day, which is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 5 at the St. Theresa Activity Center.

All proceeds will benefit the Cadiz Food Pantry, and questions may be directed to Dale Davis at (740) 391-4135.

Charley Bowman of Economic Development Data Services discussed two proposed ordinances going through the planning commission. The first one deals with a conditional use permit for temporary transitional housing, called “crew camps.” The ordinance details standards for living along with zoning, parking, registration, etc., and would need to receive the health department’s approval in addition to council’s.

The second proposed ordinance concerned the definition of household. Council has received complaints about overcrowding in single-family residential zone districts. The ordinance will allow the village to define a family for the purpose of residing in a single-family district.

“The intent of this is not to go out and knock on every door and see who’s living there, but really to respond on a complaint basis. This gives us the ammunition to go investigate and determine whether things aren’t the way they should be,” said Bowman.

Council will review both proposed ordinances and could have a first reading at the next meeting set for 7 p.m. on March 6.

Council member Paul Coffland announced campers are invited to attend the next park board meeting planned at 6 p.m. on March 25 at Wallace Lodge.

Also during Thursday’s meeting, Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Michael B. Washington announced he is seeking election in the Republican primary on May 6..

Washington has lived and worked in Harrison County for 12 years.