Licking County News

Pataskala City Council to review discharge zone boundaries

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Pataskala City Council on Nov. 18 voted 4-3 to consider taking two properties out of the city’s firearms discharge zone.

City Councilman Bryan Lenzo made the motion to have staff members prepare an ordinance that would remove two properties from the firearms discharge zone. His motion was approved, with Pat Sagar, Merissa McKinstry and Dan Hayes joining Lenzo voting in favor. Members of the city’s agriculture committee -- Mike Compton, Mike Fox and Bernard Brush -- voted against it.

The agriculture committee considered the requests to have both properties removed from the discharge zone in October. The committee on Oct. 21 declined to recommend that council change the discharge zone boundaries.

The requests were made by Evangeline Fouras, who is part of a trust that owns 175 acres northeast of Summit and Cable roads, and Licking Heights Superintendent Phillip Wagner. The school district has 41 acres, including half of the football stadium and one baseball field, in the discharge zone.

Council could consider a draft ordinance as early as Dec. 2.

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