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        The Oregon Planning Commission recently recommended that council approve a Special Use Exception (SUE) in an R-2 Medium Density Residential District at 506 S. Lallendorf Road for the purpose of reopening a restaurant.

        The applicant/owner is B.J. Lawson, BJ’s Hideaway Steakouse LLC., who owned a restaurant at the site before it closed over two years ago.

        James Gilmore, building and zoning commissioner, told The Press last week that there was an SUE at the property, but it became inactive due to the closure of the restaurant. When a building becomes vacant or a business is no longer operating on property with an SUE for more than two years, it loses the SUE.

        Lawson now wants to reopen as a steakhouse restaurant,

        Last November, Oregon City Council granted a Special Use Exception (SUE) permit on a trial basis for a year to a man who wanted to use his home at 5024 Seaman Rd. as a bed and breakfast. Last week, council revisited the issue and granted the SUE.

        Council last year had agreed to review the issue after one year as a condition of the SUE after a resident had complained the property had not been well maintained, though the owner had vehemently denied the allegation.

        “We asked the department to take a look at it,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley, “and bring it back to this body for action.”

        A contract between the City of Toledo and the Northwestern Water and Sewer District for the city to supply water to 6,500 district customers in Northern Wood County expires in 2024 and the district Tuesday continued its effort to apprise the public on options under consideration for providing water to users the next several decades.

        The district is assessing options such as remaining with Toledo, partnering with the City of Bowling Green or tapping into a distribution system supplied by the Michindoh aquifer in Williams County. Updates on the options were presented during an informational meeting Tuesday in Perrysburg.

        Walbridge mayor Ed Kolanko said he will accept letters of interest from residents who want to fill a vacant seat on village council until Dec. 30.

        He plans to appoint someone to the seat during council’s first regular meeting in January, he said Thursday. A 30-day window for village council to appoint someone to the seat has expired

        Looking for a way to secure classroom doors in the event of a threat such as an active shooter, a school resource officer thinks a piece of equipment commonly used at marinas might be the answer.

        Loren Welch, resource officer at Benton-Carroll-Salem schools, floated the idea last week to the school board of using dock cleats and rope for securing doors.



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