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Letters are being mailed to about 250 property owners in Troy Township advising them the Northwestern Water and Sewer District is terminating its contract with Deer Creek Excavating, the general contractor for a $6 million sanitary sewer project in the Stony Ridge and Lemoyne areas of the township.

A draft of the letter obtained by The Press says Deer Creek’s “failure to finish the project” left the district’s board of trustees no choice but to remove them from this project now to require their bonding company to step forward and complete this properly.”

Some members of Oregon City Council showed their frustration that the city still has not been able to install sidewalks along Navarre Avenue from Coy to Lallendorf roads.

“I would like to see it go forward because it’s an important project to do,” Councilman Sandy Bihn said at a meeting last month. She has raised the issue before for safety reasons.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s time to move forward,” said Councilman Mike Sheehy. “Let’s get moving. It’s something we need to do.”

A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and money in a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) will be used by Oregon to pay for sewer rehabilitation and drainage improvements.

Council approved the ordinance at a meeting on Monday.

The city has received $60,000 in CDBG funds for 2012.

Collecting costs for items like guardrails and stop signs that are damaged in accidents just got a little easier for the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office.

Ottawa County Commissioners recently agreed to let the engineer’s office join the new debt collection program offered by the office of Ohio Attorney General’s Office Mike DeWine.

For many residents in the Elmore area, the conversation frequently turns to groundwater levels and their water wells.

W.F. Hofffman, of Elliston-Trowbridge Road in Harris Township, participated in a study by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2011 that monitored water levels in the township and the effect new agricultural irrigation wells are having on them.

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