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Harsh winter conditions took a toll on Oak Harbor’s roads and now it’s time to pay.

On July 7, village council will review a request to begin advertising for contractors for the village’s proposed 2014 streets program.

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The Oregon City Schools District will probably put a levy on the ballot within the next year and a half to counter a shrinking budget.

In an update to the five year financial forecast for the district, Treasurer Jane Fruth’s analysis was not very rosy.

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A legal technicality has brought a village solicitor’s contract back for review before Oak Harbor Village Council.

Council approved the two-year contract with Kocher & Gillum law firm of Port Clinton on June 2 after a heated discussion. Members felt Mayor Bill Eberle hastily tried to push the contract through by introducing it in passing conversation as the May 19 meeting came to end and then setting it for a second reading with an emergency passage request at the June 2 meeting.

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Oregon council will hold a public hearing on Monday at 8 p.m. in council chambers on another request for commercial zoning on Navarre Avenue.

The parcels, at 5508 and 5528 Navarre Ave., have R-1 Low Density Residential and C-2 General Commercial split zoning. The owners, David and Dianne Jaeger, are requesting the entire parcel be zoned C-2 General Commercial.

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Possible spending freezes and staff layoffs dotted the discussion at Monday’s meeting of Oak Harbor Village Council as members reviewed a dire budget forecast.

Revenue for the first six months into the year is about $140,000 below the $3 million projection while spending is about $291,000 over budget and rising.

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Christmas spending

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