The Press Newspaper
The Wood County commissioners will hold a town hall meeting May 21 at the Lake Township administration building, 27975 Cummings Rd.
The meeting will start at 4:45 p.m. The commissioners have been scheduling public forum style meetings throughout the county, offering residents a chance to submit comments or questions to the commissioners.
The township board of trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Welling said he’s talked with Fred Sloyer, a member of Walbridge council, about a joint meeting to discuss issues such as sharing services and seeking grants to fund multi-jurisdictional projects.
“We seem to be more successful with multi-jurisdictional grants,” he said.
In March, the trustees agreed to a request by Millbury Mayor Mike Timmons to jointly seek grant funding to help pay for a bike trail linking parks in their jurisdictions.
Timmons said the village may apply for funding through the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments in April 2014.
“A joint project is the way to go,” he said, referring to the trend in grant funding to reward jurisdictions that combine their efforts.
Welling said he’ll try to schedule a combined meeting in July.
The township, cities of Northwood and Rossford and villages of Millbury and Walbridge are already sharing a grant from the state’s Local Government Innovation Fund to study the feasibility of forming a regional emergency dispatching center.
Rossford and Walbridge now contract with Lake Township for 24-hour 9-1-1 dispatch service. Millbury contracts with the township for police service.
A report on the study is due by next month, according to Mark Hummer, township police chief.