Canal Winchester Village Council has yet to finish out 2009 but already has plans for at least a partial agenda for its Jan. 19, 2010 meeting.

Canal Winchester Village Council has yet to finish out 2009 but already has plans for at least a partial agenda for its Jan. 19, 2010 meeting.

Members expect to name someone that night to serve the remaining two years of Bruce Jarvis's four-year term in office. In addition, public hearings are scheduled on proposed rezonings for two parcels of land on West Waterloo Street.

Jarvis will leave council in January to take over as head of Main Street Canal Winchester.

Two defeated council candidates have said they want to replace him. James Wynkoop, who has served on the village planning and zoning commission for 13 years, has said he is interested in the appointment. Robert Hawk, who also was unsuccessful in his bid to be elected to council, is the second person to express interest so far.

Council President Rick Deeds said he anticipates that council will conduct interviews in January. If council fails to fill Jarvis's seat by 30 days after Jan. 4, the mayor may select someone.

Deeds has said he expects council to create a list of interview questions for the candidates. Law director Gene Hollins said the interviews could be conducted behind closed doors in executive session.

The village expects to begin accepting applications from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31.

The rezonings are for property owned by Beth Bayless and Ken Heiberger. The planning commission recommended approval for both on Nov. 9.

Bayless wants to rezone her 0.9-acre parcel at 485 W. Waterloo St. from low density residential (R-3) to neighborhood commercial (NC). She has owned the lot since 2002. Although there are no development plans on the table, she said she is seeking the rezoning to "position myself should the day come that there's an opportunity to sell my property."

Residents at nearby Charleston Lake have voiced opposition. Randy Tucker, president of the Charleston Lake homeowners association, said there are concerns about what might be built on the property if the rezoning is approved.

"I think the biggest concern is if you had a house behind you one day and the next day it could be a day care center or Starbucks or whatever," he told the planning commission. "You wouldn't be too excited about that. If we had an idea of possible use, we might feel better about what's going on."

Planning commission member Dan Konold said additional commercial zoning on West Waterloo is appropriate.

Heiberger wants to have land he owns at 458-464 W. Waterloo St. rezoned from lightmanufacturing to neighborhood commercial. He told the planning commission he has reached the maximum 25 percent of retail space in his building that is allowed under LM zoning. He wants to remodel a block garage at the back of his property and then rent it as a music studio.