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District 3 councilman Mike Craig joined 10 colleagues Tuesday in overriding Mayor Michael Bell’s veto, effectively stopping a $700,000 appropriation to purchase and destroy homes for the expansion of Toledo’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

The $314 million expansion was mandated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and has to be completed within five years. Mayor Bell’s public information director, Jennifer Sorgenfrei, stressed that the EPA report was “quite lengthy” and it dictates what must happen at the plant.

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Northwood City council is looking at eliminating homeowner association fees or assessments that have funded detention ponds and other drainage projects over the years.

The issue came up at a council meeting on July 2 when council continued to debate whether the city should assess residents to excavate a detention pond at the Greenway Estates subdivision near the Woodville Mall to improve drainage in the area.

The area had flooding problems a few years ago.

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Former Oregon Councilman Michael Sheehy, who was recently picked to fill the 46th House District seat vacated by ex-State Rep. Matt Szollosi, said he will officially have his name removed from the November ballot for re-election to council next week.

Sheehy, a Democrat who had been on council since 1993, said a five member committee will then decide whether to find another candidate to be on the ballot.

This fall, all seven seats of council are up for grabs.

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The Eastwood school board, in a special meeting Monday, voted to rescind a previous vote to place a continuous permanent improvement levy on the November ballot for renewal.

Instead, the board plans to seek renewal of the 2-mill levy for five years.

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The Oregon Planning Commission voted in favor of variances in the zoning code for property at 2601 Navarre Avenue to clear the way for the development of an Art Van Furniture Store.

Plans call for construction of a smaller display store at the site rather than a large, full scale building, according to Mayor Mike Seferian, who sits on the Planning Commission.

The variances were for C-2 General Commercial zoned property to reduce the required interior parking lot landscaping on the property and to reduce the type and number of required buffer trees and shrubs in the right of way buffer yard on the property.

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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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