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Lake Twp. - Road program hurt by climbing costs
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:48

For the Lake Township trustees, economic conditions have a direct effect on road conditions.

Much of the discussion during the trustees’ meeting last Tuesday focused on a property tax levy due to expire at the end of the year that funds the township’s road repair program.

Major repairs and resurfacing to several roads, including Isch and Wagner roads, are needed, said Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, but revenue generated by the township’s 1-mill, 5-year road district levy is overwhelmed by the costs of repairs.

“We cannot continue to put these roads on the back burner,” she said. “And in these economic times we don’t want to ask for more money. But at what point are you being not responsible by not asking for more money?”

Last year, it cost the township about $60,000 a mile to repair roads, Bowen said, adding the trustees will be seeking input from residents on whether or not the millage should be increased.

If the levy is put on the November ballot as a renewal issue, it would continue to generate the same dollar amount as it did when originally passed.

 
Corrections
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:46

Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters was incorrectly identified in a May 31 story as municipal court judge.

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Clay senior pole vaulter Meghan Scharer was the runner-up, not champion, at the Division I district pole vault championship. Whitmer senior Christina Schultz won the event on jumps. They both cleared the same height but Scharer had an earlier miss which gave Schultz the title, even though Baum’s Page (baumspage.com) listed Scharer first. Scharer did win the City League championship this year with a jump of 9-6 and was the district champion last year. Scharer has committed to the University of Dayton for soccer, not volleyball. The Press regrets the errors.

 

 
Concerns raised over delay of overpass project
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:43

Northwood sought reassurances from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) that the Wales Road grade separation project will not be delayed beyond 2012 due to plans by the BP refinery to build an electric substation at the site.

In April, ODOT said that construction of the project would be delayed for one year so that the BP can build an electric substation that would replace overhead wires near the site.

FirstEnergy has major power lines at Wales Road that feed electricity to the BP refinery. To relocate the lines would require a shutdown of the plant that would cost ODOT $1.5 million. Instead, BP has a shutdown scheduled for major retooling next year and plans to build a separate substation so it can have an independent feed that will get them off the FirstEnergy line going down Wales Road.

The $14 million project was going to be bid in December, with construction slated next year. The city will now have to wait until 2012.

Administrator Pat Bacon told city council at a meeting May 27 that two local businessmen had discussed their frustration about the delay with State Rep. Randy Gardner at a breakfast meeting at the end of May. They suggested that ODOT do the project in two phases, with the first phase ending at the electric lines. The project would then be completed the following year.

 
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