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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider increasing the salaries of the mayor and members of council.

Compensation for the mayor and city council has not increased in over 11 years.

January 23 is the last meeting in January, the only month of the year when the city can consider increasing salaries of elected officials, according to the City Charter.

Cities in the area similar in size to Oregon, such as Maumee, Sylvania and Perrysburg, pay their mayor and council members more than Oregon’s mayor and council.

Oregon Council on Monday will consider vacating two paper streets on Slauson and Budlong roads, west of Schmidlin Road, so that surrounding property owners may purchase the vacated areas.

Council was petitioned by abutting property owners to consider vacating the city owned roads. The Plan Commission last September recommended approval to the vacation requests with the stipulation that easements be retained as required by the public service director. If passed by council, payment for the area of Slauson Road will be made to the city in the mount of $1,286.20. Payment of $1,978.66 will be made to the city for the portion of Budlong Road.

 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.

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