Dublin has taken the next step in trying to block a retail development on the city's western doorstep.

Dublin has taken the next step in trying to block a retail development on the city's western doorstep.

City Manager Terry Foegler filed an appeal last week over the issuance of permits that would enable Marysville to provide water and sewer service to 100 acres northwest of the U.S. 33 and Post Road interchange, an area known as Hall's Corner.

Foegler filed the appeal with the Ohio EPA's Environmental Review Appeals Commission over the decision by the agency's director to issue the permits to Marysville.

Marysville city administrator Jillian Froment said she was disappointed, but not surprised, by Dublin's decision.

"After three years of working closely with the city of Dublin and other jurisdictions in Union County regarding these issues, we are disappointed to hear that Dublin's mayor believes there is a lack of cooperation," Froment said."The city of Marysville remains committed and open to working with all jurisdictions in Union County for the betterment of our community."

Dublin City Council has given Foegler the authority to take four actions in response to the decision of Union County commissioners to designate Marysville as the water and sewer provider for Hall's Corner. The April 20 resolution said Foegler could take the actions "as he deems appropriate."

Mayor Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher said the resolution was "important because of the lack or cooperation with other jurisdictions and residents of this area."

Jerome Township's plans for the land include the possibility of big-box retail uses. Dublin's long-range plans show less-intense retail and commercial plans for the area.

Dublin also has asked for the rights to provide water and sewer services to the Hall Corner's area, with the intent of annexing more than 200 acres into the city. Dublin is still awaiting its EPA approval.

The environmental appeal was one of the four possible actions authorized in council's resolution.

The appeal will go before the Environmental Review Appeals Commission for a preliminary hearing June 2. According to Linda Adams from the review commission's office, the preliminary hearing is an informal gathering that will include all parties and one commissioner. The meeting will determine the direction the appeal will take next.