With Steele Mansion’s future life as an inn all but settled, attention turns to just what rules the inn, and any future city inns, must obey.
At Painesville City Council’s Monday meeting, council looked at seven individual amendments to the proposed legislation that would grant inns as a conditional use.
Among the issues council members have yet to determine: whether or not the inn can serve meals regularly and whether invitees of inn guests could meet friends or family who are not staying at the inn for a bite to eat.
Councilman Jim Fodor stated the issue is complicated because it affects not only the success of the potential inn but also traffic and noise in the mostly-residential neighborhood.
“We have events like Party in the Park which brings thousands of people to town,” Fodor said. “It’d be nice to give them another place to sit or stay with family and friends.”
Councilwoman Katie Jenkins also asked that a newly created definition of the term “guest” be applied to bed and breakfasts throughout the city, should council ultimately adopt it.
“My feeling is that we either need to leave it out of this (legislation) or add it to the bed and breakfast requirements,” Jenkins said. “They should be congruent.”
Residents and some council members expressed a desire to change the proposed end time for business meetings or whether such meeting should be permitted at all.
Business meetings were originally to end no later than 6 p.m., though a majority of council members voted to change to a 9 p.m. end time.
“I don’t feel as though, if you’re having business meetings, that having them all wrapped up by 6 is very simple to do,” resident Alan Watson said. Continued…
McMahon stated the proposed amendments will be uploaded as they currently stand to the city website in the next day or two for residents to review.
The third reading of the items and expected final vote on the issue is slated to take place at council’s next regular meeting, scheduled for May 21.
As B-1 properties, the businesses would not be permitted to reopen in case of significant damage to the buildings or an extended vacancy. The rezoning remedies the potential pitfall.
Both rezoning issues were approved by council unanimously.
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