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It’s called the “Biggest Week in American Birding,” and for good reason.
The second annual event, which will be held May 5-15 at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory near Oak Harbor, will bring thousands of birding enthusiasts and millions of dollars into the BSBO and to Northwest Ohio, according to Kim Kaufman, executive director of the BSBO.
Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian has tabled a proposed agreement with Law Director Paul Goldberg that would rehire him at a reduced salary following his retirement from the position on April 30.
Some on council at a meeting on April 25 wanted to review the details of the agreement before voting on it.
The deal calls for the city to pay Goldberg an annual salary of $49,000 for two years. Council has already approved his retirement at a previous meeting in April, which becomes effective on April 30. After that date, Goldberg would have to stop working for the city for 60 days, then would be re-employed by the city as law director under the new terms of his contract.
Oregon stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars if Gov. John Kasich’s proposed biennial budget is approved, according to Matt Szollosi, state representative from the 49th district.
“The impact to the City of Oregon through the proposed budget is a loss of $900,000 for the two year period. The big hit is in a reduction in the local government fund,” said Szollosi. “The fund would be reduced by 25-percent the first year, followed by a 50-percent cut in the second year of the biennial budget.”
Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said he had just watched a Detroit Tigers baseball game on TV on April 20 when he heard a severe thunderstorm move over his house in Eagles Landing.
“I wasn’t really enjoying the shellacking the Tigers were taking at the time at about 1 a.m.,” Seferian told council at a meeting on April 25. “I heard the noise go right over my house very loudly. I knew something was going on. And I think a short time later, [Fire] Chief Ed Ellis called me.”
Plans for additional spending cuts have been put in place if an emergency levy on the May 3 ballot in the Woodmore School District should fail.
The Woodmore school board last week approved the list of cuts, which includes eliminating busing for student field trips, eliminating up to four teaching positions at the high school, and aligning the elementary school so that there are a maximum of three classrooms per grade level, said John Fernbaugh, district superintendent.
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