Genoa organizing Block Watch program
Pleased with how an organizational meeting went for a Block Watch program, Genoa Police Chief Bob Bratton is scheduling another meeting for May 3.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Fire Station 3 of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District on Sixth Street in Genoa.
“The first meeting was very well attended with some great discussion to get the Block Watch organized,” Bratton said. “There is still some unfinished business to discuss and act upon. We will address meetings during the summer months and programs for the fall. This is a part of the community service program presented by the officers of the Genoa Police Department for the citizens of our community. ”
Bratton said he also appreciates members of the village administration attending the first meeting.
Meter changes planned
During the next few weeks, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District will be in northern Wood County with a subcontractor, U.S. Bronco, to replace water meters.
The change-out of water meters is necessary due to a contract change with the City of Toledo, which owns the existing meters but is no longer providing meter-reading and billing for service, said Jerry Greiner, executive director of the water and sewer district.
The district has assumed responsibility for serving the Wood County customers in the region. Greiner said new meters will provide more accurate water usage, more efficient meter reading, and hourly usage capability
The district isn’t charging for changing the meters. If a meter is in a pit in the yard, there should be no loss of service. If meters are in homes, U.S. Bronco will make appointments for the change-out. Evening appointments will be available.
Questions can be directed to customer service at the district at 1-877-354-9090, option 2 or specific appointments can be scheduled by calling U.S. Bronco at 419-409-0049.
In Ottawa County, Elliston-Trowbridge Road, from Toussaint North Road to State Route 163, will continue to be closed to through traffic between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. until May 3.
Only buses and emergency vehicles will be permitted through the area during construction.