Council files injunction against Oriana House
City Law Director Paul Bertram notified Marietta City Council that an injunction against Oriana House Inc. was filed Thursday.
Sunday through Tuesday night three forums were hosted in Parkersburg, Belpre and Marietta inviting diverse groups to the table to discuss addiction, its causes, impact and potential solutions.
“This asks the court to determine whether or not Oriana must go to the planning commission,” Bertram explained after the regular business meeting.
He said after council gave authorization on March 21 for his office to file the injunction, talks reopened with the private nonprofit based in Northeast Ohio which provides addiction treatment services, which have resulted in stipulations (agreements) to facts surrounding the permitting and certification process within city codes.
Oriana is in the process of purchasing the former Woman’s Home at 812 Third St. following an arrangement with the Washington County Behavioral Health Board to operate a residential treatment center in Washington County for five years at a rate of $5,000 per month.
The injunction asks the court to decide if Oriana must review its intentions with the city planning commission since it identifies its intended use with one of the exceptions requiring a special use permit under city zoning codes.View Full Article