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       In Ottawa County, three area police departments will be asking for additional tax revenues on the May 8 ballot.

        Departments in the Village of Genoa and Clay and Carroll townships are each seeking voter approval of 2-mill levies.

        Clay Township police chief Terry Mitchell said routine operations for his department have stretched his budget since voters last approved more millage.

        Construction of a new $400 million solar module manufacturing facility in Lake Township is expected to begin by mid-2018 and full production will start by late 2019, First Solar, Inc. has announced.

        The company’s expansion plans call for a new 1-million-square-foot facility to produce its advanced thin film photovoltaic module. Five hundred jobs are expected to be created.

        Mark Hummer, Lake Township administrator, said the proposed building site is at the southeast corner of State Rt. 795 and Tracy Road.

Residents of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District plan to canvass the community April 28 with information about an income tax levy on the May ballot.

        Danielle Mason, a member of the Citizens for Better Schools, said volunteers plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the elementary school and will proceed in groups at 9 a.m. to neighborhoods throughout the village.

        The excavation of contaminated soil at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey began last Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a project update.

        Arleen Kreusch, an outreach program specialist for the Corps, said the material is being stockpiled on-site until there is enough to start sorting it. There are an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil in the area of the first phase of the remediation project, she said.

 ( Editor's note: At the request of Jim Mlynek and his attorney, the hearing set for May 1 has been postponed. The trustees are expected to re-schedule the hearing during their regular meeting that evening)

  The Lake Township trustees have scheduled a hearing for May 1 to consider a request to change the zoning of two parcels along Woodville Road from R-2 residential to B-2 general commercial.

        Jim Mlynek, who owns Woodville Road Nursery, is seeking the change. He plans to use the parcels to temporarily store leaf piles before composting them at his nursery on the other side of Woodville Road.




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