BRUNSWICK –– On Monday, City Council passed a resolution to amend county records to show that two Brunswick Hills properties are now part of the city.
“The property owners filed petitions, not with us, but with the Medina County Commissioners to annex into the city from the township,” Law Director Kenneth Fisher said. “The commissioners hold a hearing and determine it’s in the best interest for both parcels to annex into Brunswick. Brunswick then accepts the annexation.”
According to Commissioner William Hutson, as long as the property owners follow the proper steps for filing a petition, the commissioners will probably pass it.
“There was a annexation petition that was filed, I can’t remember if it was this week or last week, that we approved … the commissioners don’t really have a whole lot of say so in the annexation process,” said Hutson.
One of the properties is a 0.88-acre property that is located at 966 Pearl Road.
“That property is actually part of the Ambrose Crossings project,” City Engineer Matt Jones said. “In order for that project to proceed that annexation needed to occur.”
The project is part of an expansion by St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The lot located at 966 is where the church’s preschool will be moving.
The second property, which is privately owned, is 25 acres at 834 Pearl Road and has one structure on it.
“I don’t have any information on the reasoning behind that one,” said Jones about why the owner would want annex that property into the city.
Fisher said after Monday’s meeting that tax maps would have to be redrawn to account for the annexation of these properties.