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Northwood Council voted 5-1 to make the full-time fire chief position part-time at a meeting on July 7.

Administrator Dennis Recker will now interview candidates for the position, then make a recommendation to Mayor Mark Stoner on a final candidate.

Council had questioned the need to hire a full-time chief to replace former Chief Tim Romstadt, who resigned his full-time position earlier this year. Council has advertised for a full-time chief, but had also been considering hiring a part-time chief that would save the city money.

Oregon and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have entered into an agreement that allows the city to proceed with the first phase of the Navarre Avenue and I-280 Gateway Landscaping Project.

The first phase includes the construction of the mound, relocation of existing trees, and planting of material supplied by ODOT.

ODOT’s funding for plantings is about $7,000 while the city’s cost for the first phase is $20,000.

State Representative Randy Gardner last week said a provision he sponsored in the state budget bill that gives member communities of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority the means to end TARTA property taxes was a matter of voters rights.

“This is not about me, or TARTA, or Perrysburg,” Gardner said. “This is about voters’ rights and public accountability.”

Oregon City Council last Monday approved the bid of Henry W. Bergman for part of its 2011 Road Program.

Bergman, of Genoa, submitted a total bid of $330,130 for the road program, which is broken down into three projects.

Project 1 includes micro-surfacing with base repairs of Lallendorf Road from Corduroy Road to Parkway Road; Project 2 includes milling, resurfacing and spot base repairs for Schmidlin Road from Navarre Avenue to Pickle Road; and the next project includes the following:

Four companies have submitted contract bids for road repairs in Lake Township.
Township trustees opened the bids Tuesday for improvements to Isch, Ayers, Latcha, and Lakehurst roads but didn’t award a contract. Instead, the trustees directed Dan McLargin, roads supervisor, to review the bids and submit a recommendation at their next meeting.
Bidding for the work were Geddis Paving & Excavating, Toledo; Bowers Asphalt & Paving, Walbridge; Gerken Paving, Napoleon, and Shelly Co., Maumee.
Gerken submitted the lowest bids:  Isch Road - $33,835; Ayers Road - $85,669; Latcha Road - $96,017, and Lakehurst - $33,489.
Shelly Co. didn’t submit a bid for the Lakehurst project.
In related business, the trustees authorized the expenditure of $1,022 for additional asphalt for repairs to Wagoner Road.


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