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The Army Corps of Engineers expects to complete soil sampling at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey in December.
The sampling and topographic surveying are part of an on-going remedial program for the 40-acre parcel at 21200 Luckey Road,
Results from the work will provide the Corps with the necessary data for the next phase of the clean-up of the site, said Duane Lenhardt, project manager.
“This data is required to complete our remedial design, update the estimated cost associated with the clean-up, and proceed to environmental remediation,” he said.
Under rules set by the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, the Corps in October began the testing to determine the extent of soil contamination.
The work includes:
Northwood City Council, following months of debate, approved a lower salary for the city’s planning, zoning, and economic development coordinator, Kimberly Grames, at a meeting Sept. 10.
Grames became the city’s interim zoning inspector after former zoning inspector Heather Sayler accepted a job with the City of Bowling Green last year.
Grames had been earning an annual salary of $43,394, which was the same salary as Sayler. But some on council thought Grames’s salary should be less at $39,970 as a result of the poor economy.
“I still don’t fully understand this,” said Councilman Dave Gallaher at a meeting Sept. 3. Gallaher and Councilman Dean Edwards voted against reducing Grames’s salary.
The Carroll Township Police Department and Ottawa County Sheriff’s
Department are investigating the theft of credit cards from a woman who left her purse in her car while at work.
According to police, the theft occurred Oct. 17 while the car was in the parking lot of the Wild Wings Restaurant & Lounge, 9055 State Route 2. A window had been smashed and cash and credit cards were reported stolen.
A former member of the Oregon school board has been appointed to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Betty Carstensen.
The board Wednesday appointed Sheron Baumgartner to fill the unexpired term of Carstensen, 85, who died Sept. 5, but was planning to run for re-election in the Nov. 3 election.
The board selected Baumgartner from a host of other potential candidates based upon her experience and knowledge of the district, said board president Jeff Ziviski.
Baumgartner served previously on the school board from 1982-1993. She is a graduate of Clay High School and Bowling Green State University. Mrs. Baumgartner worked at St. Charles Hospital in a supervisory capacity prior to her retirement there after 35 years. She is a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and has served as a member of the bard of trustees.
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