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        Friction continues between the chairman of the Ottawa County Board of Building Standards and the administration of the county’s health department and some members of its board.

        In a recent letter to township trustees throughout the county, Larry Durivage, who chairs the building standards board, urges them to take a more pro-active role in the appointment process of health board members.

        Lake Township officials plan to have a township-staffed paramedic emergency medical service department operating in the first quarter of 2018, ending a contract for service personnel with LifeStar.

        Voters in the township on Nov. 7 overwhelmingly approved a 1-mill property tax levy that will generate about $230,204 annually for the 24/7 service. A 0.8-mill levy already on the tax duplicate also helps fund the service.

        Mark Hummer, township administrator, said meetings with LifeStar executives are being scheduled for next week to prepare an exit strategy for the township.

Of seven challengers running for Toledo City Council on Nov. 7, two with connections to our side of town made the grade.

Gary Johnson, an East Toledo businessman and Nick Komives, who was raised in Genoa, were elected as council members at large.

       Dave Dorner, who was hired as executive director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation (OEDF) on May 29, has resigned.

        Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley said Dorner left to take a job at the University of Toledo.

        “He got a great opportunity,” said Beazley. Dorner will work on a business incubator that will help improve the local economy, he added.

        “He’s very good at that. He wasn’t seeking the job. He had conversations with them before he even came to Oregon. They reached out to him. We’re excited for him,” said Beazley.

       It’s been no secret that Toledo Mayor-elect Wade Kapszukiewicz hoped to lure Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley to serve in his new administration should he win in the general election. And although Kapszukiewicz won the mayor’s seat last Tuesday, Beazley has committed only to serve on a task force to help the new mayor assemble his administration. Beazley told The Press last week that he’s staying put in Oregon.

        “Wade and I have talked about this, and we’ll continue to talk about it,” said Beazley last Wednesday. “I’ve been around a long time, so I’ve played a lot of roles. I’ve had a lot of experience and a lot of local public policy areas, and I enjoy it.”

        For now, he’s serving in an advisory capacity for Kapszukiewicz.




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