“Unfortunately, there is growing opposition to stop the approval of the leases, and it will require that Piqua residents come to the meeting to speak in favor of the leases in order for them to pass. Such negative efforts do nothing but hinder the progress already made within the city that so many have worked to achieve,” Huff wrote. “I am hopeful there will be a large contingent of Piqua citizens in attendance to support this wonderful addition of restaurants to the Piqua community.”
City resident Bill Jaqua asked the city commission at its March 5 meeting to discuss the possibility of his family taking over the Fort Piqua Plaza management. The family’s catering company operates the Meadowbrook at Clayton for the city of Clayton. A commission member invited Jaqua to submit a proposal, according to the commission meeting minutes.
The resolutions council will be asked to approve to lease the spaces to Basil’s state the lease of the property does not need to be advertised for bids.
The Piqua City Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Government Complex.