By APRIL BAILEY Staff writer A 15-month study that looks to determine the use of Aiken's open space will be discussed at tonight's City Council meeting as members of the City's Open Space Task Force Committee will discuss with Council its Open Space Priority Plan, OSPP. The OSPP defines open space as, "An area (land/water or both) located within or near the Aiken Comprehensive Planning area that has either agricultural, ecological, natural, historical, cultural, educational or other significance to the community or has the potential to be restored." Bill Reynolds, Chairman of the task force, will address council on behalf of the 10-member committee. The Open Space Task Force was appointed in July of 2006, by the request of City Council to oversee the development of the OSPP. The task force's report defines open space and will also detail a strategy for selecting local open space areas to be used for passive recreation purposes outside City limits, yet within or near the Comprehensive Plan area. The task force was also asked to oversee a limited natural resources inventory of the area outside of the city limits. The task force is also requesting that Council appoint an Open Space Commission, which would work with Council, helping to make decisions such as types of land to purchase, or when conservation easements are needed. City Council will also be hearing the second reading of an ordinance that would establish a new millage rate, dropping from 71 to 66 mills. In other business, Aiken City Council will consider: * Second reading of an ordinance to rezone property at 616 Park Avenue SE from RS-6 residential single family to LB Limited Business. * Second reading of an ordinance to amend the Traffic Management Ordinance. * Approval of the Farmer's Market Memorandum of Understanding. * First reading of an ordinance accepting Fiscal Year 2006-07 audited financial statements. * A resolution to close the unopened streets of Ligon and Jasper. Aiken City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers located on the second floor of the Municipal Building. City Council's work session will begin at 5:30. Contact April Bailey at abailey@aikenstandard.com.