The Press Newspaper
The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments is hosting a reception for Ottawa County members June 30 at the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore.
Larry Fletcher, executive director of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau, will discuss efforts to promote Lake Erie tourism.
The reception will be from 5-7 p.m.
Genoa Bank and Owens Community College are sponsoring the event.
Deputy chief named
He fills a vacancy created when Todd Walters was promoted to chief after the resignation of former chief Eric Larson.
Hornyak, who was an assistant district chief and has been with the department for 20 years, will be paid $900 a month and receive a cell phone allowance for the part-time position.
The vehicles are a Ford F-150 pickup truck and a Ford Explorer, the chief said.
Community Development Block Grant funds have been secured to pay for the work, said Steve Arndt, president of the board of commissioners.
The commissioners also authorized the county auditor to advance $75,000 of future bed tax collections to the Ottawa County Visitor’s Bureau to help the bureau with its marketing efforts.
Arndt said the bureau typically doesn’t receive the bulk of its share of the bed tax until August but likes to implement its marketing plan earlier in the year.
The advance will be paid back to the county general fund, he said.
The board will meet in the elementary school library.