Trustees Corner

This year sure is moving right along. The kids are back to school and high school football games and the smell of pumpkin spice are near…. although I am in denial.

The Hinckley Township Board of Trustees has not finalized the 2022 Comprehensive Plan Audit as there has been debate on whether the audit results should be added to the current comprehensive plan as an addendum, per the recommendation of OHM Planning, or be approved as a separate document.

I requested that OHM Planning update the memorandum to reflect the happenings of the meeting minutes and the conversations of the board to better align with all survey results and offer legal justification for future zoning decisions. The year-long audit process has garnered incredible community feedback and is the rationale for exploring water in town center, as 57.3% of residents expressed interest in such. Furthermore, 66.4% expressed the desire to preserve land in Hinckley.

Due to the results and the movement to “Keep Hinckley Rural,” I coordinated an informational meeting with The Cleveland Metroparks and the Medina County Park District to collectively host a meeting for our citizens with hope of further educating and encouraging such land preservation and to outline each entity’s stipulations on land donation. 

Historically, Medina County Parks has not crossed Ledge Road into Hinckley, therefore, this effort to provide information is unprecedented in Hinckley. We hope that you can join us at town hall on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., for this informative meeting. A virtual option will be available as well.

I would like to extend my gratitude to the police and fire associations for hosting Cinema in Town Center. Lastly, I want to thank all the staff in Hinckley for working diligently to ensure a smooth transition for Trustee Jack Swedyk and Trustee Monique Ascherl. We are beyond blessed with our personnel in Hinckley. ∞

H, gov

Sept 22