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The cost to pick up trash curbside is under review in Oak Harbor.

Republic’s three-year trash collection contract is coming up for renewal at the end of the year. But village officials must determine by September whether they will renew or opt for the one or two-year extensions. Otherwise, the contract must go to bid again.

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Council Ok’s contract to upgrade treatment plant

Oregon council on Monday approved an agreement with ARCADIS U.S., Inc., to provide engineering services to design a high service pump replacement and raw water improvements for the water treatment plant.

Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said the design was needed for the Oregon Clean Energy (OCE) Project.

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While running for re-election to U.S. Congress in October 2012, Rep. Marcy Kaptur told 100 Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce guests she believes stronger branding efforts must be made to promote Lake Erie.

“I am constantly telling audiences that we live in the most arable place on earth here on the banks of Lake Erie — the most prolific of all the Great Lakes. And, I challenged the U.S. Geological Survey one time to tell me where outside here there is this much fresh water and this much arable land. The truth is, there is no other place,” Kaptur said.

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The Oregon school board, as part of its Strategic Plan update, is asking the public to fill out an online survey to help determine the areas the district will focus on for the next three years.

Public input will inform and influence the strategic planning process. The public is encouraged to provide “honest thoughts” about the most critical issues the district must address in the next few years.

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Oak Harbor Village Council has been talking about the need for a park levy for a couple of months and on Monday members reviewed a break-down on park maintenance, expenses, needs and proposed future projects compiled by Interim Administrator Randy Genzman.

The analysis led them all to agree that they would likely have to go to voters for a park levy this year to generate cash just to help maintain the status quo.

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