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A resolution expressing opposition to the proposed lease of the Ohio Turnpike will be on the agenda of Oregon City Council on Monday.

Gov. John Kasich has proposed leasing the 241-mile turnpike to private interests to turn a profit.

“Oregon believes that leasing the currently well-maintained turnpike will result in a lesser maintained roadway and higher tolls unrelated to the actual cost of its safe operation,” states the resolution.

“Gone fishin'’” – that was the status of a contingent of Genoa Care Center residents one recent Thursday morning.

On Aug. 11, Tom Wojciechowski welcomed Center residents for a few hours of fishing in the pond at his Genoa home.

Doctor needed on county health board
The Wood County District Advisory Council is looking for a county physician to serve on the board of health. Board members must live in the county and may not hold an elected office. Members are appointed for a five-year term.

State law requires at least one member of the board to be a licensed medical professional who is either an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy). Interested physicians may contact the Health Commissioner, Pamela Butler, at 419-352-8402.

Oregon will see its budget revenue drop by $2 million in the next couple of years as a result of the continuing economic recession and cuts in the state budget. But not to worry. Through attrition, the city is confident it will keep expenses in check.

“We have a good cooperative relationship with our employees,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “We have to find ways to make sure we deliver excellent services with a smaller government. We can get smaller by not filling vacancies and being more efficient. It’s something the private and public sectors are going through together. It’s not a real surprise.”

Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oregon Police Patrolmen’s Association (OPPA) that does not include wage increases.

The contract period is from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.

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