The Press Newspaper
A 1-mill permanent improvement levy that expires at the end of this year will be replaced by a 3.5-mill, 5-year levy if voters approve the new issue on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The district, however, won’t be collecting on a 2.6-mill bond issue that also expires at the end of 2008.
Most residents who will be affected live in the older Homecraft Edition on the west end of Northwood. Toledo currently provides Homecraft with water and sewer services.
Northwood, which held a public forum on the matter, will hold another forum later this month.
“Basically, the lines out there are very old,” said Mayor Mark Stoner last week.
The tree, on the property of Richard and Connie Shiple, of Fleitz Street, tied with a Golden Raintree in Dayton as runner-up. The current champion is located in Cincinnati.
The Ohio Department of Forestry, which runs the Ohio Big Tree Program, measured the Shiple’s tree last week.
Gulch, who was chief for about 10 years, agreed to step down in December, 2007, following a strained relationship with Mayor Marge Brown. The city placed Gulch on administrative leave, with full pay and benefits, until he officially retired in May.
The lawsuit states that the city did not pay Gulch half of his accrued sick leave benefit, which is paid to all city officials who retire.