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A special board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00 PM in the Clay High School Library/Media Center to discuss the district’s finances and look at the long term financial needs of the district.

The current Five Year Forecast shows the district will begin deficit spending at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Board President P.J. Kapfhammer is urging the public to attend the meeting and provide input on the future of the schools.

Toledo Edison shut down a 900 kilowatt wind turbine installed at Clay High School in May because it is missing a trip switch that would prevent backfeeding of electrical energy to and from Edison’s substation.

“The turbine is perfect,” said Dean Sandwisch, business manager for the Oregon City Schools District. “Edison is requiring a shut down switch that would stop the turbine from operating and backfeeding into the system in the event of an electrical mishap, such as a lightning strike. And we’re working to accommodate Edison.”

A long stretch of dry weather is exasperating an already deteriorating condition for groundwater levels in the Village of Elmore/Harris Township area, say some residents who rely on well systems.

A public meeting to discuss a study by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources of groundwater in the area is scheduled for July 25 at the Harris-Elmore Fire Station.

The Lake Township trustees have scheduled a hearing for July 17 to consider a zoning application from McIIvaine, Inc. to rezone about 7.2 acres on Lemoyne Road.

The company wants to change the zoning from R-2 residential to B-3 Highway for the property at 30555 Lemoyne Rd.

The hearing is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

Genoa voters can expect a park levy renewal on the fall ballot.

Village officials are awaiting the Ottawa County auditor’s office certification of the paperwork turned in for the 1.3-mill, five-year renewal levy. That certification will tell how much the levy will generate annually for the village as well as how much the average homeowner can expect to pay, village administrator Kevin Gladden said.

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