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The potential owner of the closed Brunner Elementary building plans to turn the site into a business hub and rental hall.

Gary Moritz, of Curtice, attended Monday night’s Genoa Planning Commission Committee meeting to discuss his offer to buy the building from the Genoa School District, schools superintendent. Dennis Mock said. The deal hinges on rezoning the site from the R-1 classification to B-1, which is more suitable for light business.

Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oregon Police Patrolmen’s Association (OPPA) that does not include wage increases.

The contract period is from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.

A meeting of the Drainage, Roads, Buildings and Lands Committee will be held at the Oregon municipal building at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 to discuss installing sidewalks along Navarre Avenue from Coy to Lallendorf roads.

“I think it’s appropriate that we are responsive to our citizens who are calling for sidewalks,” Councilman Doug Walendzak, chairman of the committee, said at a council meeting on Aug. 8. Walendzak said notices on the matter have already been mailed to affected property owners.

Oregon will see its budget revenue drop by $2 million in the next couple of years as a result of the continuing economic recession and cuts in the state budget. But not to worry. Through attrition, the city is confident it will keep expenses in check.

“We have a good cooperative relationship with our employees,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “We have to find ways to make sure we deliver excellent services with a smaller government. We can get smaller by not filling vacancies and being more efficient. It’s something the private and public sectors are going through together. It’s not a real surprise.”

State seeks options for leveraging turnpike
 
The Ohio Office of Budget and Management and the Ohio Department of Transportation have announced they are seeking Letters of Interest for the development and evaluation of options for “leveraging” the Ohio Turnpike.

The process could include three phases. An analysis and review will be conducted to help determine a value of turnpike and the preferred option for leveraging it as a state asset.

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