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Northwood City Council on Dec. 15 was unable to pass the city’s 2012 budget.

That’s because costs for increased Basic Life Support (BLS) were included in the budget, which some on council had opposed.

Mayor Mark Stoner plans to beef up the city’s BLS with capital replacement funds, which were reallocated into the general fund last year to reduce the strain on the general budget as a result of fewer income tax collections.

Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved the city’s 2012 budget.

Administrator Mike Beazley said the city has held lengthy hearings with the Finance Committee “and considerable input from council,” on the proposed budget.

Beazley said $10,000 was added to the capital improvement budget for banners on Navarre Avenue since council discussed the budget at the last meeting.

For the Lake Township trustees, Santa this year is dressed in a dark blue uniform.

Union members of the township police department have agreed to waive a 2 percent wage increase scheduled to go into effect in 2012.

The waiver will be in effect the first half of the year.

Seneca Petroleum Corporation is expanding its operations in East Toledo on the former site of the Interlake Iron Corporation Plant on Front Street.

“The land is kind of unique because the land was originally a coke plant,” said Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Chief Operating Officer Matt Zapara.

Food recall data on health dept. website

The Ottawa County Health Department is reminding the public its website has up-to-date food recall lists:

The listing, which was added to the health department website several years ago, is updated as staff receives information, said Ottawa County Health Commissioner, Nancy Osborn. Items are deleted from the list after 60 days.

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