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Oregon plans on smoke tests to reduce flooding
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:18

Oregon council will consider awarding a contract on Monday to a firm to conduct smoke testing in the sanitary sewer system to find the causes of flooding that have occurred in parts of the city following heavy rainfall in the last few years.

“Over the past few years, we’ve had issues with wet weather, and storm water getting into the sanitary sewer system,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman. “One of the tools to find out where the storm water sources come from is smoke testing. It is just a matter of blowing a lot of smoke into the sanitary, and walking into a neighborhood, looking to see where exactly the smoke comes out.”

The city has been vigorously addressing flooding problems after heavy rain, including the installation of temporary flow meters at five locations in the sanitary sewer system to reduce or eliminate excessive storm water from getting into the wastewater collection system. Flow monitoring, video detection and smoke testing help identify Inflow and Infiltration (I&I).

Data collected from the meters showed that a lot of I&I throughout the older sections of the city in the Wheeling Street district is a significant source of direct storm inflow into the sanitary sewer.

 
Genoa hires a solicitor
Written by Cynthia L. Jacoby   
Thursday, 10 June 2010 14:54

Genoa Village Council voted unanimously Monday to hire a new solicitor.

Northwood attorney Brian Ballenger was given a two-year contract at $130 an hour, with hours determined on an as-needed basis, said fiscal officer Charles Brinkman.

Ballenger, who has been an attorney for 25 years, operates a private practice and does work currently with the Village of Walbridge and City of Northwood.

He replaces Cindy Smith who resigned in March after more than two decades of service with the Genoa administration.

Council put him to work immediately, asking him to review several pending ordinances as well as  the hiring procedure of a part-time clerk.

The clerk issue surfaced earlier this year when councilman Eric Hise questioned the legality of the hiring which had not been approved by council.

The Ottawa County sheriff and prosecutor both reviewed the possible misuse of funds complaint.  They had been consulted because the village did not have a solicitor on the payroll.

Neither believed a crime had been committed regarding the hiring, officials said.

 
Walbridge touting municipal pool
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 10 June 2010 14:45

Walbridge village officials have scheduled June 19 as Family Fun Day at the municipal pool, opening the facility to the public for free from noon to 5 p.m.

“We want to build support for the pool,” said Mayor Dan Wilczynski. “We want to let people know it’s there, it’s in good shape, and it’s a nice place to spend time with their family.”

The Walbridge Fest committee will be serving food and Maureen Jacobsen, who chair’s village council’s parks and recreation committee, is making plans for entertainment for children.

The pool, which is located on Parkview Drive, opened June 5 and will be open seven days a week through Labor Day. Hours are noon to 8 p.m.

Facing a lean operating budget, the village administration had considered leaving the pool closed this summer with the understanding it and other budget cuts could be re-instated if tax revenues increased.

 
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