The Grove City Council named Public Works Director Jack Bower as the new city flood plain administrator at a regular meeting Tuesday night, March 3rd.

Bower’s principle duty in the position will be to approve building permits based on whether they are in the flood plain.

“If the structure is in the flood plain, no permit will be issued,” Bower said.

Planning and Zoning Chairman Judith Read questioned why the city was not going to appoint an entire flood plane management board. She pointed out that Delaware County has a five-member board in addition to the administrator.

“It takes a lot of heat off of the administrator,” she said.

City Manager Bruce Johnson said he would look into the matter.

In other business, the council voted to approve the annexation of three parcels of land adjoining Grove Municipal Airport.

The property belongs to the city; however, under state law it must be annexed.

The council also approved a contract between the city and Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. for tourism promotion and development, and approved a request from Grove Second Saturdays to make an exception regarding the Unlawful Obstruction to Sidewalks and Streets ordinance and to waive the solicitors’ permit fee in conjunction with the event.

Grove City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 5 of the Grove Community Center at 104 West Third Street.