BELPRE - Belpre City Council passed the third and final reading of legislation to rezone property for a nursing home and assisted living facility to be built during its regular meeting on Monday.
Councilwoman Susan Abdella asked Mayor Mike Lorentz if the city had heard from the Ohio Department of Transportation regarding building another access road to the west end of Hill Street for the facility as previously discussed.
"I was told by someone with ODOT that they are in the process of working on this project," said former mayor and city treasurer Bill McAfee. "It looks like it is a go."
The change in zoning is expected to be enacted on Jan. 9, 2013. At that point the procedure to begin construction can begin, said council president Will Neff.