JEDD I Update

Members of the board of the Joint Economic Development District, generally recognized as Oakleaf Village, 4220 Holland-Sylvania Rd., will continue their recruitment of someone to become the fifth member and chairman of the board.

William Sanford, a board member and the director of economic development for the city of Sylvania, said that he had reached an agreement with one person to join the board and serve as chair, but an unexpected change in that person’s business caused him to later decline.

Mr. Sanford and another board member, Oliver Turner, administrator of Sylvania Township, had offered to find someone to take the vacant spot on the five-member board.

The board has appointed a secretary. Samantha Didion, administrative assistant and IT coordinator for Sylvania Township, is serving in that capacity.

The board is charged primarily with the necessary maintenance of the district and tax collections.

On the first of the year, those in the JEDD will become subject to a 1.5 percent income tax, the same rate as the city of Sylvania.

An official of Wallick Communities, owner of Oaklea, said the company intends for their employees to see no negative impact in their take-home pay.

The board determined they would wait until the appointment of a chair before setting a long-term meeting schedule, but did set a virtual meeting for Dec. 21 at 2  p.m.


Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer

Published: November 18, 2020

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