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Organizer Debra Benko, a member of Port Clinton City Council, said she is hoping the April 25 summit fosters future collaborative efforts among members of councils.

“Municipalities in Ohio face unique challenges in this economy because of the impact of job losses on their residents and on municipalities’ revenue streams,” she said. “The summit provides a venue for Ottawa County’s municipalities to discuss legislative ideas, to explore regional collaboration, and to leverage support with elected officials at the state and federal levels.”

She said she expected council representatives from the City of Port Clinton and the villages of Clay Center, Elmore, Genoa, Marblehead, Oak Harbor, Put-in-Bay, and Rocky Ridge to attend.

Discussion topics include economic development and revenue streams, infrastructure, regionalization and intergovernmental agreements, and joint fire, park, and police districts.

Susan Cave, Executive Director of the Ohio Municipal League, has been asked to serve as moderator.


Township considers tax
The board of trustees in Allen Township is considering a $5 tax on license plates to provide funds for maintaining township roads.

Meetings to accept public input on the proposed motor vehicle license tax are scheduled for May 12 and 19 at 6 p.m. in the township hall, 21030 W. Toledo Street, Williston.


Woodmore volunteers recognized
The Woodmore school board last Monday presented citations of appreciation to members of the Woodmore School of Paint for their volunteer efforts in painting the football field. WSOP members are: Gordon Wend, Beth Zajac, Gary Zajac, Chris Golightly, Greg Warner, Tom Nickels, Tim Grant, Ben Strong, Ron Baedeker, Tom Distemper, Roger Schlep, Mario Constantine, Bill Hammer, Karen Ragan, Brian Ragan, and Cyndi Paul.

The board also approved the hiring of Kevin Slates as district treasurer, effective May 4. Contract renewals were approved for Jane Garling, superintendent, and Beth St. John, technology director, for two years. Anita O’Connor, director of the gifted program, was issued a one-year limited contract. There were no salary increases.

The board’s finance committee will meet May 7 at 8 a.m. in the central office and the full board has scheduled a special meeting May 11 at 7:30 a.m. in the elementary school library. The next regular meeting of the board will be May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
 
Law Day 
The Wood County Bar Association is hosting a session of the Sixth District Court of Appeals in celebration of Law Day 2009.

The session will be held May 4 in Courtroom 1 of the Bowling Green Municipal Court, located at 711 South Dun bridge Road.  Judges Peter Handwork, Thomas Osorio, and Arlene Singer will be hearing oral arguments in four cases.  At 9 a.m., they will hear the cases of State of Ohio v. Brandon Davidson, Jimmy W. Perry, et al. v. Wilma L. Bozeman, and State of Ohio v. Jeremy Brown.

At 10:15 a.m., they will hear arguments in the case of Christine (Haas) Maldonado v. Ryan M. Tackett, et al.  All four cases are appeals from cases that originated in Wood County courts.

The Sixth District Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court for Erie, Fulton, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood counties.  It has its principle seat in Toledo.

All interested persons may attend the session.