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Last year, as revenue continued to plummet in Northwood, council was faced with either making more budget cuts, or finding a new revenue source to maintain its current level of services.

For months, Mayor Mark Stoner and city council debated several options, including reducing the tax credit for residents who worked outside the city, charging a fee for garbage pickup, and increasing the income tax rate. Stoner and council decided to make deep budget cuts in all city departments, including the safety services provided by the fire and police departments. Among the cuts in the fire department made by Stoner, and approved by council, were a hiring freeze, and the elimination of a two person crew who manned Station 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Later, council reluctantly agreed to put a .25-percent income tax increase on the November ballot, which was soundly defeated by voters.

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The administration of the Genoa School District is still attempting to find a buyer of the Brunner Elementary School building and has been in talks with someone interested in the building.

Superintendent Dennis Mock walked through the building located in the Village of Genoa this week with a potential buyer.

Mock couldn’t be reached for comment but Bill Nye, district treasurer, said the person met with the superintendent Tuesday at the building.

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A state agency has agreed to fund loans for the fourth phase of the Village of Genoa’s storm sewer installation plan.

The Ohio Public Works Commission recently notified village officials of the preliminary approval for the project slated to cover the northwest section of town, Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said.

The work covers Superior Street, near 17th Street, and West Street, between 15th and 17th streets.

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Oregon City Council last week agreed to rehire former Law Director Paul Goldberg, who retired last month.

Goldberg retired on April 30 and will collect his pension. He was rehired by the city at a reduced salary at a June 13 council meeting. He is required to wait 60 days after April 30 before returning to his post.

Under his new contract, Goldberg will receive an annual salary of $49,000 as law director. He was paid about $170,000 in that position before he had retired.

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If you put a garage sale sign too close the city right-of-way, do not be surprised if a man driving a white truck comes along and pulls it.

Chances are the man driving the truck is working for the city’s zoning inspector, and this is part of his job.

Oregon resident Mark Pollock, who lives at the corner of Wheeling and Eastvale streets, has had run-ins with residents who think he is stealing their sign.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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