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Working on commercial and residential building projects in Ottawa County comes with a price in 2014.

A new contractor registration fee took effect Jan. 1 in the Ottawa County Building Inspection Department. The cost for a certificate of registration is $100 per trade annually, with a maximum fee of $200, according to the motion passed in early November by the Ottawa County Commissioners.

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Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian and Councilman Terry Reeves, chairman of Oregon’s Recreation and Parks Committee, last summer told the president of the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center that accurate information on a proposed 0.5-mill senior services levy should be provided to voters to increase chances of getting it passed.

Seferian and Reeves told Bob Marquette, president of the center, that voters don’t like to be “duped.”

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An upgrade in the village administration’s telephone system is almost complete in Genoa.

The communications update was necessary given the old system was nearly 15 years old, administrator Kevin Gladden said.

Liberty Consulting, also known as ISSO, is the company charged with handling the changeover. The estimated cost is about $12,000 but the final bill won’t be issued until the project is finished in the next few weeks, according to Chuck Brinkman, village fiscal officer.

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The 12 years Ron Sims was a member of the Lake Township Board of Trustees marked one of the most progressive periods in the township history – highlighted by the construction of new facilities and parks, the creation of a police K-9 unit and a Special Response Team, the acquisition of modern vehicles and equipment for the police and fire departments and other advancements, said Richard Welling, a trustee, who paid tribute Monday to Sims during the trustees’ final meeting of 2013.

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Strike Zone Sports Training co-owner Garry Isbell said he has always dreamed of opening a sports training facility, and now that dream is coming to fruition.

Strike Zone, an 18,500-square-foot facility located in the Great Eastern Shopping Plaza (2660 Woodville Rd.), will host a grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 4.

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