A Statement on Growth

We all love our little village just as it is, but the secret is out about Southwest Delaware County and Ostrander, in particular – great schools, low taxes, and great neighbors. Therefore, growth is coming. We cannot stop the growth and we cannot prohibit or stop property owners from selling their properties to home builders and developers. It is sad to see the farmland go away and be replaced by homes and businesses but it is the right of the property owners to sell.
As a village, we cannot stop growth. What we can do is to try to control it in order to attempt to get the type of growth we want. As it stands, anyone can buy property in the Ostrander area and build essentially anything they want within the Scioto Township less-restrictive zoning requirements. Developers and home owners want to connect to sewer which is more efficient and better for the environment. Therefore, the village works with the developers to incorporate the properties into the village and to develop zoning and deed restrictions in cooperation with the developer. We attempt to get the types of products that are both in demand and will service our community. We have been working with the Delaware County Department of Economic Development to develop a growth plan. Moving forward, these types of properties we are planning to offer:
  • Commercial – providing services to our residents
  • Multi-family units – providing housing options for young adults and families; keeping our young adults in Ostrander rather than moving away
  • Condominium units – providing the next step in home ownership
  • Single Family Homes – traditional living for families
  • Patio Homes – maintenance-free living for the aging population and young professionals
I realize some of the life-long and long-time residents do not embrace these changes. However, like I stated earlier – the growth is coming, we just need to try to control the type of growth that comes. As residents, your input on these decisions is always welcome and you can express your visions and opinions at our Planning & Zoning meetings monthly on the second Thursday or our regular council meetings monthly on the first Tuesday. I assure you that council and I are both working to keep Ostrander a great place to live and to be the best it can be!
Respectfully,
Robert Taylor
Mayor

September Council Virtual Meeting

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Ditch Modifications

The Village is aware of some drainage issues in Phase 3 of MMC. Please do not modify or attempt to fill the ditch yourself. We are working with the Developer to get these drainage issues addressed. Any modification of the ditch, whether it is an enclosure or a french drain system, requires a permit from the Village as well as other requirements. Please contact the zoning officer at or 614-400-1457 if you have any questions.

GOV. DEWINE ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE

GOV. DEWINE ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE

 

This Thursday, July 23 at 6 p.m., Ohio residents statewide will be required to wear facial coverings when out in public.
Gov. DeWine announced the new statewide mandate during his press conference today. Ohio is reporting 78,742 cases of coronavirus and 3,235 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon.
Currently, over one-fifth of Ohio counties and approximately 60% of the state’s population are already under a mask mandate.
There are some exceptions to the mask order including individuals under 10, individuals with a medical condition or disability, individuals who are exercising and individuals who are eating and drinking.

DELAWARE COUNTY REACHES ALERT LEVEL RED – Face Coverings Required

From the Delaware County General Health District. Face coverings are now required among other orders.

Delaware, OH  – Delaware County was upgraded today to a Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, meaning Delaware County has met four of the seven indicators resulting in a red alert level.

Under Level 3, residents are to use the same guidelines as Levels 1 and 2 along with all current health orders, including a new Ohio Department of Health order that mandates face coverings in public in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency or a Purple Alert Level 4 Public Health Emergency.

Those indicators specific to Delaware County include Indicator 1 – new cases per capita, Indicator 2 – sustained increase in new cases, Indicator 3 – proportion of new cases in non-congregate settings, and Indicator 5 – sustained increase in outpatient visits (with COVID-like symptoms). Find out more about how county alert levels are determined here.

The Health District has been working tirelessly preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning. State and local officials are continuously monitoring the evolving situation, and strongly encourage all those who want to be tested to do so. Through monitoring and increased testing, officials will identify trends and any hot spots that need to be addressed in the recent increase. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, you can find all available testing locations in the state here.

All Ohioans, regardless of their county’s alert level, should continue to follow the below standard precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease:

  • Conduct a daily health/symptom self-evaluation and stay at home if symptomatic.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • Wear face coverings in public, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Increase caution when interacting with others not practicing social distancing or wearing face covers.
  • Avoid traveling to high-risk areas.
  • Follow good hygiene standards, including:
    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g., into a tissue, or elbow).
    • Symptom self-evaluation monitoring.

The most up-to-date state alert level map, as well as guidance and recommendations for citizens in those counties, can be found here.

 

Public health advisory system

During today’s media conference, Governor DeWine announced a new public health county advisory system. Delaware County is listed as a Level 2, which means there is an increased exposure and spread, and a high degree of caution should be followed. This map will be updated weekly for continued guidance.

July Council Meeting

The July 7th Council meeting will continue to follow the virtual format.
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Fourth of July in Ostrander 2020

After much discussion, consideration, and heartache, the Ostrander Civic Association, with the assistance of the Mayor, is accepting the recommendation from the Central Ohio Mayors and Managers Association to cancel this year’s 4th of July Parade and Fireworks for the Village of Ostrander. With so much uncertainty concerning the gathering of large public crowds we feel it would be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. We are exploring alternative options to celebrate our patriotism for this year. Any constructive public input would be welcomed. The birth of our great nation should be celebrated and we look forward to coming back in 2021 bigger and better than ever.