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Council on Monday will consider a resolution to get sidewalks installed along Navarre Avenue from Coy to Lallendorf roads to help elderly and disabled pedestrians get to Wal-Mart and other stores and shops in the area.
The project, which will be funded through assessments of area property owners, has been held up since last year because not enough signatures were obtained on petitions in support of the sidewalks.
A brief section of the Wood County Poll Worker Manual led to some confusion Tuesday at a precinct in Lake Township where voters are deciding a 6.75-mill school operating levy.
Verizon Wireless, which wants to install a cell phone tower on two acres of a city owned 20-acre parcel at 7150 Cedar Point Road, will look for another site at that location after a setback variance was denied by the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).
Some on Oregon City Council at a meeting on July 23 said they were disappointed that some areas of the city were unkempt and needed improvements.
“I’m a little disappointed at the corner of Navarre Avenue and Wheeling Street, right across from St. Charles Hospital,” Councilman Mike Sheehy said of the city owned property. The city in the past improved the small area with a mound and plantings, but it has not been kept up. “I think we can do much better. We do have water there.”
Demolition of more than 20 blighted or abandoned homes is expected to be underway in the next 18 months in Ottawa County thanks to a collaborative effort with the state attorney general’s office.
“It will be exciting. I think it will make such a difference for the community,” said Stephanie Lowe, director of the Ottawa County Housing Board.
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