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Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley said he expects changes to House Bill 289, which limits the creation and renewal of Joint Economic Development Zones (JEDZ).

The Ohio House of Representatives passed the bill in February. If passed by the senate and signed into law, the bill would phase out the creation and renewal of JEDZs.

Currently, municipalities can enter into JEDZ agreements with each other or with townships. Revenue collected from employees and businesses within a JEDZ is used for expanded growth for commercial or economic development within the zone.

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Oregon City Council on Monday approved a resolution imposing a 180 day moratorium on accepting applications for conditional uses for used outdoor automobile storage and sales and other outside storage lots.

Some on council this year have expressed concerns about the number of outside storage lots in the city.

“Concern has been raised on numerous occasions by citizens, former members of council and current members of council as to the number of used car lots and storage lots in the city,” said Councilman Joshua Hughes. The resolution gives council time to address the concerns, he added.

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If projections by the state hold up, area towns will realize an increase this year in their allocations of local government funds – but not by much.

Probably not enough to satisfy the Lake Township trustees, who earlier this month approved a resolution asking for State Representative Tim Brown and State Senator Randy Gardner to push for restoring cuts to the funds, which are derived as a percentage from the state’s general revenues, including the sales and incomes taxes and others.

After seeing the township’s road budget hit by overtime costs for snow removal and road repairs, the trustees approved the resolution that says local government funds to the township have been cut by 30 percent “…an amount which now could be used for infrastructure repairs.”

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Oregon City Council on Monday approved a contract with Midwest Compost, Inc., to process and haul treated sludge from the wastewater treatment plant to an Ohio EPA approved landfill.

The purpose of the contract is to dewater a portion of liquid sludge and to provide additional volume storage for Phase 1 of the wastewater treatment plant secondary treatment improvement project, which calls for an increase in treatment capacity from 24 million gallons per day to 36 million gallons per day to eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection system overflows during wet weather events.

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An Oak Harbor woman awaiting sentencing for trying to sneak drugs into a Toledo jail ran into trouble this weekend when she threatened to shoot a horse on her property.

Ann Goode, 42, of 2722 S. Muddy Creek North Road, was arrested March 21 at her home and charged with possession of a firearm while under disability. Convicted felons are not allowed to have a gun.

She remained in custody and was slated for a Wednesday arraignment in an Ottawa County court.

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