The Press Newspaper
Ottawa County has been awarded a low-interest loan of $445,512 to be used to complete the final phase of a corrosion mitigation project in the county’s water distribution system.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency awarded the loan, which must be repaid over 20 years, through its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account.
The agency estimates the low-interest loan will save the county about $102,799 compared to a market-rate loan.
Oregon city council last Monday approved a design change for the Big Ditch improvement project so the city could obtain a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit and water certification from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Council agreed to hire Jones & Henry Engineers, LTD, for additional engineering services for the design of Big Ditch in the amount of $56,600.
State and local governments are scaling back on next year’s budgets in response to the economic downturn.
In Northwood, companies like Johnson Controls, Oakley Industries and Faurecia - all auto parts suppliers – have cut hours from three shifts to just one, according to Administrator Pat Bacon. That means approximately $300,000 less in anticipated income tax revenue for the city.
Northwood City Council has established a Recreation and Parks board to streamline recreation and parks programs and activities.
The five member board will be appointed by the mayor and approved by council. Two members of the board must be from the Northwood Local Board of Education, or appointed by the school board.
There was barely enough room in the German-American Festival Society club house to seat everyone who came to hear developer Larry Dillin speak at an Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Nearly 90 guests knew they were going to get an earful about the Marina District, Southwyck Mall, and Levis Commons — Dillin’s three Toledo area projects — but what about East Toledo, Main Street, the Woodville Road Corridor, and the Woodville Mall?