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The Ohio Fire Chief’s Association developed a survey, in conjunction with its review of the Oregon Fire and Rescue Department facilities and services, to gain input from members of the department.

The survey sought information concerning issues affecting current and future service delivery, communication, training, facilities and opportunities for improvement. The surveys were completed online. Thirty-seven members, including officers, completed the survey.

Among the findings:
• Some felt many emergency responses were handled by a core group of personnel and that other personnel had poor attendance records and were “in it for the money.”

The International Park Storage Pipeline project will receive a low interest loan from The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, it was announced last week.

Toledo is installing the underground storage pipeline and basin to help minimize the effects of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s), which will improve water quality in the Maumee River.

The project, part of the Toledo Waterways Initiative, will be paid for in part through a $26.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund.

A perfect day on the water can quickly change. The boat may hit an unseen object, a wave may capsize the boat, a sudden storm may make it too difficult to navigate, or equipment may fail.

In situations like these, owning and registering an emergency locator beacon can mean the difference between life and death.

Representatives from the National Safe Boating Council say they hope stories of boaters and their loved ones facing tragic outcomes will resonate with others about how an emergency locator beacon can save lives.

These boaters were truly “Saved by the Beacon.”

 A new planning document that will serve as a guideline for the future development of unincorporated land in Wood County is “in the home stretch,” the Lake Township trustees were informed Tuesday.

 Dave Steiner, director of the Wood County Planning Commission, said the formulation of a land-use plan for the county – a process that began early this year – is nearing its completion.

 Voters in the Village of Genoa next month will decide the fate of an income tax credit for residents who work outside the village.

 A referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot will determine if an ordinance approved by village council that repeals a 0.75 percent credit for residents who pay taxes to other municipalities will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

 Several residents who say the tax credit is needed have circulated a petition for placing the referendum on the ballot.  Mayor Ken Harsanje, however, says repeal of the tax credit is needed to offset the loss of Local Government Funds from the state and other strains on the village budget.

Finance Christmas

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