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Some residents in Northwood and Walbridge have been complaining about a heavy odor of methane gas emitted from Waste Management’s Evergreen Recycling and Disposal Facility Landfill for over a year.
Laura Stiefel, who lives within a 2.5 mile radius of the landfill, located at 2625 E. Broadway in Northwood, said she and her neighbors first noticed the smell in November 2015.
“I called Waste Management. They weren’t aware of any issues, but said they would look into it. They called me back and said they had noticed a bit of an odor and they would check it out. At that point, I just sat back to see what would happen. But it did not get any better,” she said.
Before the tornado season hits, Richard Welling would like to see a new early-warning weather siren in place to alert residents of Lake Township, including the villages of Walbridge and Millbury.
Welling, a township trustee, said during Tuesday’s meeting of the trustees, he’s received price quotes from Federal Signal Corp. for a new siren that would replace one that sits on the former Walbridge administration building on Main Street.
The Woodmore school board has approved the hiring of a new treasurer for the district. The board last week approved a contract for Dan Russomanno, who’s worked in the Mapleton and Ravenna school systems.
From Feb. 1 through July 31, 2017, he will be paid $319.23 per day. A one-year contract with an annual salary of $83,000 will go into effect on Aug. 1.
For Wood County landowners with property enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation tax program, taxes paid this year will reflect 2016 values, which will be the final year those values will be used to calculate payments, Mike Sibbersen, county auditor, is reminding farmers.
CAUV soil values are set by the Ohio Department of Taxation and adjusted every three years for every county. Current values for Wood County parcels in the CAUV program were set for the 2014 tax year, payable in 2015.
Oregon City Council will discuss increasing the compensation to the mayor and members of council.
Councilman James Seaman, chairman of the Finance Committee, said at a committee meeting on Jan. 9 that it’s been over 11 years since council and the mayor received an increase.
Oregon’s City Charter requires council to act on compensation in the month of January.
“This is the only time we’re allowed to take a look at it,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “If council chooses to act, they will have to act in January.”
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