Bexley City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, regarding the Jeffrey Mansion expansion project and Ordinance 37-12, which, if approved by council, would affect the existing facility and the new space.
The legislation would change a policy pertaining to the rental of Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave., for events at which alcohol is served.
The ordinance contains recommendations from the city’s recreation board that rental events in both the existing facility and the new multipurpose space be required to end by 11 p.m. The board recommends that one rental event per month at which alcohol is served may be held in the new multipurpose space.
Council members also are scheduled to review Mayor Ben Kessler’s proposed amendments to legislation that, if approved, would prohibit panhandlers from blocking traffic and public rights of way, grabbing people or their property and approaching people in their cars and at ATM locations.
The legislation is up for its third reading.
“If folks feel they’ve had enough time to digest it, we can then decide to proceed with the third reading, or we can suggest tabling it,” Councilwoman Monique Lampke said
The meeting will be held at Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.