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       Ottawa County will save about $188,431 by refinancing bonds that were issued to pay for improvements to water and wastewater systems, the board of county commissioners said last week.

        After a review of the county’s debt, the board decided to refinance about $2 million in bonds issued for work on the county’s regional water treatment plant and transmission system and the Portage-Catawba Island sanitary sewer system.

        The older debt had an interest rate of about 4.5 percent while the new debt will have an average rate of 3.18 percent, according to the commissioners.

        A hearing before the Lake Township trustees to decide a zoning change request for parcels along Woodville Road will likely be on the trustees’ meeting agenda in February, Richard Welling, a trustee, said last week.

        The township’s zoning commission Wednesday voted to turn down a request by the owner of the parcels, Jim Mlynek, who is seeking a change from R-2 residential to B-2 general commercial. The owner of Woodville Road Nursery, Mlynek has been using the property as a transfer station for piles of leaves that he composts at his nursery on the other side of Woodville Road.

        A resolution establishing pay rates for personnel that will be staffing Lake Township’s newly organized emergency medical service unit has been approved by the township trustees.

        The trustees Tuesday set the pay scale at $11.75 per hour for part-time emergency medical technicians, $12.50 for EMT- Intermediate and $15 for paramedics.

        At a previous meeting, the trustees approved the hiring of Kevin Sanders, a lieutenant and paramedic with the fire department, as the township’s EMS coordinator.

        Oregon City Council on Monday approved the purchase and installation of two monument signs with electronic messaging centers at the city’s municipal complex.

        The contract amount to Reason Sign Company, 2115 Loxley Road, Toledo, was $58,750.

        The city provided specifications to three vendors, and Reason Sign Company provided the best quote.

        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public information meeting and hearing on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Waite High School regarding a draft air emissions permit for an iron briquette manufacturing facility in Toledo.

        The IronUnits plant plans to locate on the former Ironville Terminal Brownfield site at Front Street and Millard Avenue in East Toledo.



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