Notice is hereby given that the City Council will conduct a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. during its regular council meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the city offices at 75 East Main

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input on a matter the council has been considering and working on for numerous months.  The city has a code that requires open space in subdivisions. Over the years the council has realized that having open space in each subdivision is not always for the best, and there may be property the council feels is more meaningful as open space in a different area. 

Therefore in 2008, the city adopted a code where at the option of the developer and council that the developer pays the city an “in lieu of open space” fee, and the city can then purchase property it feels should be preserved as open space. 

Before the council proceeds any further they would like your  input and for all residents to be aware that the property is owned by Tom Maughan, who is also a city employee. 

The property under consideration is located as follows: after you turn off Highway 89/91 onto main street (coming into downtown Wellsville) it is a portion of the meadow land on both sides of Main Street after you cross the Little Bear River.  All details will be explained at the public hearing.  If you have questions you can call Don Hartle at 245-3686. 

We encourage you to attend the public hearing, however if you have input or concerns on the matter, and are unable to attend the public hearing, please put any comments in writing and deliver to Don by 3:00 p.m. on December 6, 2011.