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A special enforcement effort to collect past due real estate taxes in Ottawa County has resulted in more than $1.1 million being collected in 18 months.

Mark Mulligan, county prosecutor, and Bob Hille, treasurer, said they’ve concluded the initial phase of their campaign to collect to overdue revenues, which focused on large delinquencies they claim were the result of willful failure to pay.

The Village of Genoa has succeeded in filling a vacant seat on council but the search for a new police chief has lost momentum.

For the second time this summer, the village has come up short in its search to replace former Police Chief Randy Hill. Hill, who had been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed issue, then resigned without warning last November.

Rules developed by the Ohio Livestock Standards Board will go into effect Sept. 29, according to James Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The department has developed printable guidelines to assist farmers with the new standards and a series of information sessions, to be hosted by Dr. David Glauer, former state veterinarian, has been scheduled around the state.

Farmland in Wood County has grown considerably in value the past three years, according to data released recently by the Ohio Department of Taxation.

The 2011 Current Agriculture Use Value (CAUV) figures for the county show a ”significant increase” from 2008, said Wood County auditor Mike Sibbersen, who will host an informational meeting Aug. 29 to discuss the soil valuation process.

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.


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