Public hearings also will be held tonight on two other subjects: New regulations that would allow people to keep bee hives within city limits; and whether the city should change a requirement for a member of the the city’s Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB).
Hamilton City Clerk Nick Garuckas said public hearings are required for the bee and ADRB matters, but not for the income-tax increase.
“The income-tax hearing is not required for council to have,” Garuckas said. “But they thought it would be worthwhile to have that public conversation.”
“City Council just wants to be very transparent,” he said, “and they want to make sure that conversation is had, and they feel that’s the appropriate avenue to do so.”
“Any time that the Hamilton Zoning Code is proposed to be changed, there must be public hearings,” Garuckas said.
Initially, part of the street money will be used to improve traffic flow to the proposed Spooky Nook at Champion Mill indoor sports complex along North B Street.
With the ADRB qualification change, the city is considering changing the board architect position. Currently, the person is required to be a private licensed architect. Under the proposed change, the person could have equivalent education.
WHAT: Public hearing
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Hamilton City Council Chambers, 345 High St.