Also, some City Council members have requested ethics opinions from legal counsel and the Ohio Ethics Commission regarding their ability to vote on the legislation, according to the city.
Vice Mayor Joe Mulligan posted on Facebook Saturday he will recuse himself from voting on the Hollywoodland project because he has family members who own property adjacent to the proposed development.
The developer of the project is Main Street Community Capital LLC.
The Hollywoodland development project, called a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” by the Middletown Visitors Bureau executive director, would feature entertainment, event, dining, and retail opportunities on nearly 12 acres of city-owned land off Water Street and First Avenue, and on 41 acres of land currently owned by Forest Hills Country Club.
Mayor Nicole Condrey is the only one on the five-member council expected to vote against the project, and the other three members ― Tal Moon, Monica Nenni, and Ami Vitori ― have voiced support for it.
Thursday’s meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. and will include public safety budget presentation and ARPA fund budget presentation.