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Village council continues to define the finer points of a proposed new personnel policy that would allow employees to record conversations during disciplinary hearings.

The idea of “requests to record” came under scrutiny this summer following a dispute between the village administration and a worker. The village currently has no policy in place regarding employees’ taping meetings with officials, Village Solicitor Jim Barney said Wednesday.

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Oregon City Council members contacted by The Press said they did not know officials from the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center had rejected the possibility of getting $250,000 from the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., (AOoA) to expand operations and had opted instead to get the center’s own levy on the ballot.

Council in July had approved the request of Bob Marquette, president of the senior center on Bay Shore Road, to place a 0.5 mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot after Marquette said there was the need for more funds.

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Oregon may decide not to collect revenue that will be generated by the recently passed senior levy after learning that inaccurate information may have been used in a campaign to get more funds for the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center on Bay Shore Road.

Councilwoman Sandy Bihn said at a meeting on Monday that she was troubled by information that shows the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., (AOoA) did not cut funding to the senior center this year, as was claimed by Bob Marquette, president of the center.

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The Village of Genoa has increased rates associated with three of its utilities.

Administrator Kevin Gladden said increasing costs of doing business were the reason for the hikes, adding they were needed to keep systems on track financially.

Ordinances passed last week by village council increased the sewer permit and application process from $600 to $1,200 and the rate for underground electric tap-in and storm sewer tap-in each from $200 to $400. The new rates take effect 30 days from the time of passage.

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A recent opinion of the Ohio Attorney General’s office that one person may simultaneously hold the positions of police chief and administrator was expected by Walbridge mayor Ed Kolanko, who repeated his confidence in Ken Frost, the man currently holding both posts.

“I’m very happy the ruling came out as I expected,” the mayor said. “It was one thing I’m confident we were doing correctly and that’s been affirmed by the AG ruling.

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