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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.

Metroparks Toledo is the winner of the 2018 Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Governor’s Award for phase 1 construction of Howard Marsh Metropark.

        In addition to the Governor’s Award, Howard Marsh, in Jerusalem Township received a first place award in a category for capital improvements with a budget of $2.5 million or more.

        A life-long resident of Pemberville, Bob Bruning has impacted many local residents during his lifetime.             It was his own family who impacted him.

        Bob grew up with his brothers Dale and Ronald on the Bruning homestead on Alexander Road that has been in the family since 1861.

        Oregon City Council approved the purchase of a splash pad and a fitness court to be used by the recreation department for public use in the Coontz Recreation Complex on Seaman Road.

        Council agreed to issue a purchase order for $122,724.28 to GameTime, of Harrison Ohio, for a sprayground custom baseball/softball arch splash pad at the baseball diamonds in the back of the recreation center.

        The splash pad will facilitate a more family-friendly atmosphere by using the recreation grounds as a recreational facility versus using it only as a sports facility, according to Tim Borton, the recreation commissioner.

        Oregon city council on Monday authorized a ground lease/purchase agreement for the former Kmart property located at 2830 Navarre Ave. for a 120 day due diligence period.

        The city wants the property as part of its downtown development project. 

        “This is the next step in a due diligence process for the city to determine whether it wants to enter into a 10 year lease with an option at the end of the 10 years to buy the property for $3.7 million, with lease payments of approximately $300,000 per year during that 10 year period,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley.


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