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When the federal government’s economic stimulus plan becomes law, water quality programs are expected to receive supplemental funding, Chris Korleski, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, writes in a letter to mayors, county commissioners, and other officials.
“Federal officials have informed us that the ability to implement projects rapidly will be an important criterion for the use of these funds,” he writes. “In the event the plan becomes law, we are preparing a list of potential …applicants to pave the way for the distribution of Ohio stimulus funds to projects such as wastewater, stormwater, green infrastructure, stream restoration, and others.”
Outlook good for fishing in Lake Erie, state says
Lake Erie anglers should experience quality fishing during 2009, according to biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
“Over the years, Lake Erie has consistently provided some of the best fishing in the country,” said Roger Knight, Lake Erie fisheries program manager at ODNR,” We expect 2009 to be no different.”
A request for a new special use permit for a proposed convenience store at Seaman Street and Van Buren Avenue in East Toledo has run into some opposition by neighbors who fear it will become a hangout for rowdy youths.
Adjacent to, and immediately west of the proposed store, is Ravine Park Village, a public housing project.
Oregon City Council last week approved additional engineering services by Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc., for the Pearson Park bike connector.
On June 11, 2001, a $56,701 contract was awarded to Poggemeyer to provide professional engineering services for “Various Bikeway Projects,” including the Stadium Road Bikeway, phase I, the Municipal Complex Connector, phase I, and the Pearson Park connector.
Community leaders say a new identity for East Toledo could be the answer to jump-starting a nearby historic business district and that surrounding neighborhoods that will be adjacent to the proposed Marina District development.
That’s partly what is being recommended from the Connecting the Pieces Final Plan for the Garfield Neighborhood and Main/Starr Business District.
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