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        A resolution asking the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to cease allowing the application of Class B biosolids on farmland in Lake Township has been approved by the township trustees.

        The trustees Tuesday unanimously approved the resolution, which states the sludge can run off from fields into creeks and rivers that drain into Lake Erie and exacerbate the lake’s algae problem.

        The Lake Township trustees have asked the township solicitor to review how a parcel along Woodville Road is being used by the owner of the Woodville Road Nursery to determine if a conditional use permit is required.

       The Ohio Department of Taxation has approved reappraised Wood County residential property values for 2017, according to Michael Sibbersen, county auditor.

        On average, property values increased by 9.67 percent from the previous reappraisal six years earlier, he said.

        A special meeting of the Woodmore school board’s building and grounds committee has been scheduled for Thursday to review a nearly-complete project to replace the heating and air conditioning system at the high school.

        The committee is set to meet Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the high school lobby.

        Sam Preston, who chairs the committee, said a punch list for the project may be available for the committee in time for the meeting.

        Public meetings to discuss the state’s draft plan to reduce phosphorus from entering Lake Erie have been scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13.

        The Ohio Lake Erie Commission released the draft, which includes a goal of reducing phosphorus loading into the lake by 40 percent by 2025.

 

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