Some Grove City residents soon might get an income tax break.

Some Grove City residents soon might get an income tax break.

City council on Nov. 16 heard the first reading of an ordinance that would exempt developmentally disabled residents who earn less than minimum wage from paying city income tax.

The codified ordinance amendment was introduced by city finance director Mike Turner.

"We've had some people call about this before because it's in other cities' codes," Turner said. "Personally, I think it would be a nice thing to be able to do."

Columbus is one such city, and Turner guesses that the calls might be prompted by Columbus' similar policy.

Turner had been hoping to introduce the change and brought it forward now because he was introducing another, smaller change to the language of the income tax ordinance.

"It just strengthens our language (that prohibits) somebody to change their method of filing," Turner said.

In other business Nov. 16, council heard first readings of a special use permit for True2Form Collision Repair Centers LLC, and a special use permit for Three Rednecks and a Dream LLC.

Clerk of council Tami Kelly said True2Form is seeking re-issuance of a special use permit that council already approved.

"They had gotten approval for this once before, but they had never started their business, so they're coming back through because they're going to get started up and running for the new year," Kelly said.

Any auto-related service, including auto repair, requires a special use permit, she said.

True2Form plans to move into a suite at 3965 Brookham Drive, which is zoned industrial.

Three Rednecks and a Dream LLC is the corporation name for K&S Motorsports, a retail parts and repair shop for ATVs, motorcycles and dirt bikes, Kelly said.

K&S plans to set up shop at 4346 Broadway.

A third ordinance, which also had its first reading last week, would authorize the annexation of 44 acres of roadway property within the Interstate 71-state Route 665 interchange.

Grove City has been seeking to annex the property, currently within Jackson Township, to acquire the income tax from the construction workers who are working on the interchange overhaul.

Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage said the annexation would help clear up any confusion about the intersection's location.

Second readings and public hearings on all three ordinances will be held at the next city council meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in council chambers at City Hall, 4035 Broadway.