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A city charter review committee comprised of seven residents has made two recommendations to update the charter.

The committee initially looked at seven issues in the charter, including: the number of members on city council and term limits of council and the mayor; the way vacancies are filled on council; publication of ordinances; residency requirement for the city administrator; civil service terms; and vacancies on council for military service.

Northwood Administrator Dennis Recker has recommended that council consider holding work sessions before city council meetings that would take the place of the city’s committee system.

Currently, the city has six committees, each comprised of three members of council, one of which is chairman of the committee. Those include Finance, Safety, Economic Development, Service, Environmental/Solid Waste, and Utilities committees. The mayor assigns members of council to each of the committees.

The time is right for 72-year-old Hidden Hills Golf Club managing owner Mickey Pierce. He suffered a stroke two years ago and he and wife Elizabeth are ready to retire.

At 2 p.m. on July 23, the course on County Road 16, Woodville, built by Pierce’s parents and family-owned for 44 years, will be auctioned.

A bill establishing a permit program for major withdrawals of water from Lake Erie has cleared the Ohio House of Representatives, but an area legislator says it may invite a lawsuit from other states that have signed onto the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basis Water Resources Compact.

Substitute House Bill 231 passed Wednesday requires permits from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for withdrawal thresholds of:

Land in the Lake Township/City of Toledo Joint Economic Development District will be for sale at a starting price of about $25,000 an acre.

Robert Mack, of Signature Associates, told the Lake Township trustees Tuesday his firm is completing a marketing study and pricing analysis of the 400 or so acres that comprise the development district.

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