Happy New Year Hinckley!
I would like to recognize some of the fantastic acts that brought the spirit of the season to Hinckley at the end of 2022. The Hinckley Police Association assisted 26 children at the Cops, Kids and Claus event. The Hinckley Fire Association held a parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus for the families of Hinckley and distributed gifts to approximately 30 Hinckley seniors. The Hinckley Chamber of Commerce, along with Cub Scout Pack 3520, decorated Veterans Memorial Park and hosted the Hinckley Holiday Event with a Christmas Groove concert. I have never seen town center look so brilliant and beautiful! I want to give a special thanks to those groups for engaging the community during the holiday season.
December was a busy month in which the trustees’ hosted hearings for two map amendments and one text amendment of the zoning resolution. Town center is now a B3 business district, which has been named the Historic Town Center District. One of my campaign promises was to rename this district to reflect the historic nature and infrastructure. The B2 business district at the corner of 606 and Bellus Road will remain a business district.
Our zoning commission and board of zoning appeals are community members that serve our town in a capacity that is often overlooked. I would like to extend my gratitude for their dedication, investigation and time serving.
One of the topics for consideration for the new year is water infrastructure in town center. We have received pricing through Medina County of which costs are higher than expected so I am investigating grant opportunities for the endeavor. I have also reached out to Cleveland Water regarding water infrastructure possibilities on the eastern side of Hinckley as was requested publicly by citizens.
I will always work to best represent our citizens and look forward to your ideas for Hinckley this year.