Mayor, trustees agree to discuss Walbridge Rd. radar
Walbridge Mayor Dan Wilczynski and Melanie Bowen, the chairperson of the Lake Township trustees, have agreed to discuss the village’s posting of a police radar car at the township fire station on Walbridge Road but haven’t set a time to do so.
Bowen last week confirmed the mayor replied by email to a letter the trustees sent Sept. 5 to Mayor Wilczynski and village council, asking that the village police no longer place a radar unit at the front lot of the fire station.
The letter says the trustees have received calls from residents about the radar.
“The mayor in his email said he wants to talk but didn’t give any indication when,” Bowen, a resident of the village, said Thursday, adding she’s not seen a radar unit parked at the station recently.
The stretch of Walbridge Road by the fire station has different speed limits because the west-bound and east-bound lanes are in the village and township respectively.
The station is on township property.
Mayor Wilczynski said after he received the letter that he’d have the police department cease running radar from the station pending his meeting with the trustees.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved the installation of flashing lights and gates at a highway-rail grade crossing in Wood County.
CSX will install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the Girton Road and Devil’s Hole Road grade crossings in Wood County.
Upgrades were also approved for crossings in Seneca and Hancock counties.
The railroads will be responsible for completing construction by June 12, 2013.
Funding for the projects will be provided by the federal government.
The PUCO will assist the local governments with the cost of improvements such as rumble strips, illumination, improved signage or other safety enhancements at the project locations. Funding for those improvements will come from the State Grade Crossing Safety Fund and will not exceed $5,000.
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities next board meeting will be Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd, Oak Harbor.
Meetings are open to the public.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced a culvert project in Ottawa County.
Beginning Sept. 17 through the end of the month, State Route 163, between S. Delores Drive and East Sand Road, will be closed. The detour route is State Route 2 to State Route 53.
All work is weather permitting.
The public is invited to attend a dessert reception at Snook’s Dream Car Museum in Bowling Green to support Tim Brown’s campaign for state representative on Sept. 25 from 5-7 p.m.
Advance tickets are not required. For information contact Becky Bhaer at 419 352-8624.