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The economic health of Ottawa County and the health of Lake Erie are intertwined and high on the lists of priorities for candidates vying for seats on the board of commissioners.
Mark Coppeler, the owner of a Port Clinton business, is challenging incumbent Jo Ellen Regal for a term that begins Jan. 3, 2017. Coppeler, a Republican, said he made his decision to run for the office after listening to the concerns of small business owners, employees and homeowners and hearing a growing chorus of worry.
A parcel of land along Woodville Road that is going through the forfeiture process is being reviewed by Lake Township officials to determine if it offers any potential value for the township.
The township trustees Tuesday authorized Mark Hummer, administrator, to conduct a search of liens and other obligations on the parcel that sits near the entrance to the Eastpointe on the Mall subdivision.
The land is zoned for commercial use and measures slightly less than a half acre.
Oregon voters will consider a proposed curfew for minors that will be on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Members of block watch groups promoted the curfew at Safety Committee meetings earlier this year, but city council on March 21 voted 5-2 against the measure.
At the time, city officials announced plans to beef up road patrols in areas where block watch groups have complained about juvenile crime and to post signs that restrict attendance at some parks.
But proponents of the curfew circulated petitions to get it on the ballot so voters could decide.
Oregon City Council on Monday approved the installation of four street lights in the subdivision of Eden Park for plats two and three.
The developer has paid for the installation charges, and the property owners who will benefit from the lights will be assessed for the operating costs. The estimated cost to the property owners is 0.85 per front foot per year.
The lights are 100-watt high-pressure sodium vapor acorn style lights on fiberglass poles with underground service.
“We do require new subdivisions to have street lighting,” said Mayor Mike Seferian.
Voters in Lucas County will decide on seven levy requests next week.
The November 8 ballot will include a 0.7 mill renewal for the 9-1-1 Public Safety communication system, a 0.75 mill property tax renewal for the Toledo Zoo; a 0.17 mill property tax renewal for the Imagination Station; a 1.4 mill property tax renewal and 0.4 mill additional tax for Lucas County Children’s Services; a 2.9 mill property tax renewal for the Toledo-Lucas County Library; the three-quarter percent income tax renewal for the City of Toledo, and a 1.5 mill levy renewal for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority.
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