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        Lake Township will receive about $3,377 more this year from the Wood County Solid Waste Management District to offset costs for curbside recycling.

        The increase is based on an increase from $1 per resident to $1.50 in the solid waste district’s per capita payments to villages and townships providing the curbside service.

        The current rate of $1 per resident has been in effect more than 20 years, according to the board of county commissioners, which informed the municipalities and townships providing the service of the increase in a recent letter.

        Jeff Pettit, chairman of the Lake Township trustees, read the letter during last week’s trustees meeting. At $1 per capita, the township received $6,753 from the district. With the 50-cent increase, that is expected to increase to $10,129, said Kelly O’Boyle, assistant county administrator.

        She said the per capita rates are based on populations from the 2010 census. The new payments will be issued to communities after the waste district receives their annual report data as required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

        Four cities, Bowling Green, Northwood, Perrysburg and Rossford; the villages of Haskins, Millbury and Walbridge, and Lake Township provide the curbside service.

        Last June, the county announced 24-hour drop-off recycling service has been established at locations in Bloomdale, Custar/Milton Township, Grand Rapids, Jackson Township, Hoytville, Pemberville, Tontogany, Weston, Perrysburg Township, Troy Township and Portage Township.

               

Workers praised

        In other business Tuesday, the trustees and administration lauded the work of safety service employees and the township’s road crews during the sub-zero weather and recent snow storms.

        The fire department and emergency medical service unit “didn’t miss a beat” during the frigid weather, Bruce Moritz, fire chief, said.

        He said the department responded to 28 calls in three days, including 11 on one day. There were also three structure fires.

        “All performed above and beyond the call of duty and our police department was right there to back us up,” Moritz said. “It wasn’t fun out there.”

        Richard Welling, a trustee, praised the work of the road department for clearing streets.

       

 

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