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Local communities have prepared a list of shovel-ready projects they hope will get funding from the federal stimulus bill recently passed by Congress. Officials have only a couple of weeks to submit the projects to state officials, who will decide which communities will get the millions of dollars allocated for infrastructure improvements.

Northwood’s list includes road resurfacing and intersection improvements, according to Administrator Pat Bacon. The projects include an intersection improvement at Bradner and Curtice roads. Concrete abutments at the intersection make it difficult for vehicles to turn at the intersection.

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The Northwood school board has decided to place a 1.75-mill continuing permanent improvement levy on the May 5 ballot.

The district’s 2.5 mill permanent improvement levy, passed in 2004, expires this year.

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Federal legislators are being urged to reform a trust fund enacted in 1986 to help maintain and operate commercial ports and navigation channels, including those in the Great Lakes /St. Lawrence Seaway system.

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Several times a day, Sandy Krytus, a bus driver for Northwood Local Schools, dreads driving by the  CSX railroad underpass on Woodville Road.

That’s because the underpass, located in Oregon, has become an eyesore.

“There’s gang symbols and profanity spray painted out there,” she said. And old tires, she added, are strewn on the sidewalk.

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Review board to be dissolved


Elmore village officials are considering a measure that would retain some elements of a board that was established to oversee improvement projects in the downtown business district funded by a grant program.

Village council has asked its legal counsel to draft legislation for moving most of the responsibilities of a design review board to the village planning commission.

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 CommonPeople1

Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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