TWINSBURG — Legislation was recently introduced to amend the city’s site plan review regulations that would give ultimate authority for site plan approval to planning commission.

The major change means that planning commission would be the sole authority for the OK, without additional action by Council.

Additionally, updates to site plan requirements have been included, along with some grammatical revisions.

Director of Planning and Community Development Larry Finch said Council has not reviewed site plans for several years, but the change was never formally made in the site plan review regulations. Council still will have authority over several zoning matters.

In addition at a Jan. 22 Council meeting, the city will look to enter an agreement with Reminderville to provide police and fire dispatching services. The city has been providing the service since 2015. With the initial term of the contract having expired, the city is obligated to increase fees charged.

Law Director David Maistros said the overall charges are still being worked out. The current contract for dispatching costs the village $22,000 annually.

Finance Director Sarah Buccigross reported $1.97 million was the total of income tax revenue for January, up $118,000 over December’s figure.

She said the state auditor’s office soon will start the process of getting a performance audit done. The audit will look specifically at the police, fire and parks-rec departments, and recommend how money can be saved.

City officials reminded residents to clear snow from sidewalks in front of their homes and to dig out around nearby fire hydrants when possible.

Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400 Ext. 4189 or