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Northwood has funded numerous safety enhancement projects with revenue collected from automated photo speed and red light enforcement cameras installed at two intersections.
Since the cameras were installed in 2005, the city has collected a total of $989,699.18 in fines.
“There’s been a lot of good things done with this money,” said Police Chief Tom Cairl.
Zoning amendment on plan commission agenda
The Wood County Planning Commission on May 7 will consider a request to amend the Webster Township zoning resolution and allow a propane distribution business to operate under a conditional use in an agricultural district.
The parties in a lawsuit filed by the City of Northwood against the owner of the Woodville Mall are to meet next week to schedule a pretrial hearing.
The city filed a nuisance abatement complaint in January in Wood County Common Pleas Court seeking to have the deteriorating structure torn down.
The walk-through metal detectors stationed on the third floor of the Ottawa County Courthouse could be moved to the main floor as one measure to tighten security.
The suggestion, which was brought up during a recent elected officials meeting, is under review along with other possibilities, county commissioner Jodi Regal said.
After a delayed start due to having to cut through more red tape than originally expected, Ottawa Residential Services, Inc. is on course to meet its goal of having about 20 blighted or abandoned residences demolished this year.
Ottawa County received approximately $222,450 through the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program in which Attorney General Mike DeWine allocated about $75 million statewide to demolish blighted structures.