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Oregon City Council last week approved legislation that increases the penalty charge to water customers for nonpayment of water bills and a fee to cover individual customer meter reading.

The number of water customers who are not paying their water bills is growing, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.

In addition, there are homeowners who have not granted permission to the city to install an Electronic Remote Transmitter (ERT) to read water meters. As a result, the city still reads those meters manually, which is costlier and less efficient. The city went to the ERT system about eight years ago.

After listening to residents about how a metropark should be developed at the site of the Marina District in East Toledo, a planning firm intends to hold another public meeting next month to present proposals for the site based on the public’s input.

About 50 people attended an open house Monday at the East Toledo Family Center that begins the process of planning the development of the Marina District.

ProMedica last January said it would purchase about 70 acres along the Maumee River and then sell most of the land to the Metroparks of the Toledo Area for development of a park.

Water quality tests conducted on the water supply in the Oregon City School District revealed trace amounts of lead in four drinking fountains and an elevated level in one sink.

There was no evidence of lead contamination at or above the action level set by the Environmental Protection Agency in any of the drinking fountains in the district.

The EPA establishes an action level for lead detected at or above 15 parts per billion or more.

A public meeting to listen to the concerns of residents of the Woodmore School District will be held in the wake of last week’s loss of a levy renewal request.

Joe Liszak, president of the Woodmore school board, said Wednesday he’ll ask board members to schedule a regular meeting for an “evening with the board” to field questions from district residents about school finances, operations and other issues.

“We’ll simply listen to their questions on any topic they want to ask about,” he said. “It will be all public participation. We want to give them the opportunity to talk to this board.”

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider voting in support of the police department’s application for the Ohio Attorney General’s Drug Use Prevention Grant.

Police Chief Mike Navarre said the department applies for the grant annually.

The funds will be used to offset the salary of police officer Sara Shaw, a school resource officer, according to Navarre.

She is expected to receive $2,000 more than last year because her hours are expected to increase to 325 from 208 last year, said Navarre.

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