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City Council Roundup

Columbus City Council last night approved spending nearly 1.2 million dollars to renovate the ventilation system at the North Market. The market was purchased by the City in 1992. Market spokesperson Matt Hall says the project is intended to increase fresh air flow to correct health and fire safety related problems.

Council also approved spending 800-thousand dollars to renovate the new home of the offices of the Faith Mission and the mission's meal service. The vacant church on North Grant Avenue was acquired via a swap with a local real estate developer. Larry Crowell of Lutheran Social Services says the current facility is outdated.

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The Franklin County Auditor has set the value of the church at 467-thousand dollars. Council also approved plans to spend nearly 5 million dollars to redesign Karl Road between Schrock Road and State Route 161. The city will hold a public meeting from 5 to 7 tonight at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church on Dublin-Granville Road to discuss details of the project.