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The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG), the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, and the City of Oregon are urging 400 homeowners in Oregon and Jerusalem Township who live within the Wolf Creek Watershed to take advantage of a $75 discount to have their septic tanks cleaned out before the offer expires on June 30.

Oregon council is considering reducing the seats on the Citizens’ Advisory Board for the Parks and Recreation Department from seven to three in an effort to operate more efficiently. The number would be reduced over time through attrition.

 An initial offer of $25,000 from CSX Transportation wasn’t enough for the Lake Township trustees to decide to authorize the rail company’s removal of a rail crossing at Walbridge Road and closing it to vehicular traffic.

 The trustees Tuesday voted unanimously to decline the offer after a brief discussion and fielding questions from residents.  In an April 27 letter to the trustees, the rail company said it is pursuing the closure “in response to changing railroad operating conditions and believes this to the best option to limit public impacts while also improving public safety. The option to close public, at-grade railroad crossings also aligns with goals established by the United States Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration to reduce the total number of public at-grade crossings nationally.”

 The Woodmore school board has approved a three-year superintendent’s contract for Robert Yenrick, who’s held several positions in the Bowling Green City School District.

 The contract, which goes into effect July 1, includes a starting annual salary of $105,000.  Yenrick replaces Kevin Ball, Woodmore middle school principal and special education director,  who was appointed interim superintendent earlier this year. Ball will continue with his principal and special education positions.

 Ottawa County Prosecutor James VanEerten said last week he still has the option of refiling zoning violation charges in the county municipal court against a Benton Township quarry operation, but will wait for the outcome of various appeals pending before the Ohio Supreme Court and the Sixth District Court of Appeals before making a decision.

 The municipal court last month agreed to his request to dismiss two zoning violations against Rocky Ridge Development, LLC, the quarry owner. Because the complaints were dismissed without prejudice, the prosecutor can refile against the quarry.

Memorial Day

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