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 The board of trustees of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District was scheduled to meet Thursday in a special session to discuss finding a replacement for Dennis Hartman, who retired last month as chief.

 The board invited a representative from a Perrysburg consulting firm to the meeting for a presentation, Scott Everhardt, a trustee, said before the meeting.  

 With the Ohio Senate passing its version last week of farmland valuation reform and the House approving a similar measure last month in the budget bill, the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program appears destined for change.

 However, questions linger over the impact a reformed CAUV formula will have on other entities that rely on property tax revenues.

   Oregon council delayed its vote last week on a proposal to reduce seats on the Citizens’ Advisory Board for the Parks and Recreation Department from seven to three. Instead, the Parks and Recreation Committee meeting will discuss the proposal on Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
   “We will discuss the ordinance, and make sure everyone has time to question anything about it,” said Councilman Terry Reeves, chairman of the committee.
   Cutting the number to three would make the board operate more efficiently, according to the city administration. The number would be reduced over time through attrition.

   Heavy rains in northwest Ohio two weeks ago caused drainage issues on sections of Pickle Road in Oregon. Many residents with flooded backyards called the city for help.
   “Several citizens contacted me when the rains were heavy,” Councilman James Seaman said at a council meeting last week. “We had three inches in two days. It was tough on our drainage system.
    The 3500 block of Pickle Road was especially hard hit, he said.

   Oregon City Council approved an enterprise zone agreement for TESCO, which sells buses on Navarre Avenue.   
   The company plans to invest between $4 million and $6 million to build a 25,000 square foot facility to accommodate used bus sales and service operations. The expansion will result in 14 new full-time positions within the next two years, with a total annual salary of approximately $530,000.
   The enterprise zone agreement would provide a tax exemption of 50 percent on eligible real property for 10 years as a result of the project. 

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