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Before voters in the Woodmore School District go to the polls next month to decide a levy renewal request – the third time this year they will vote on the ballot issue – they’ll have an opportunity to voice their opinions on how the district is doing.

The board of education has scheduled an “Evening with the Board” for Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in the cafetorium of the PreK-8 school building.

Offering district residents a forum to voice their opinions is needed, says Joe Liszak, board president.

Oregon City Council on Monday approved the construction bid for the Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement Project.

Geddis Paving & Excavating, of Toledo, submitted the lowest and best bid of $3,642,399.76 to furnish labor, materials and equipment for the project.

The city received federal grant funding through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for implementing various safety improvements along Navarre Avenue between I-280 and Isaac Streets Drive as part of the project. ODOT will reimburse the city for 90 percent of the eligible costs up to a maximum of $2.4 million.

Officials in the Village of Oak Harbor are noting the vital role the police department has in the Ottawa community as they promote a new 2.87-mill, five-year levy that will be on the November ballot.

If passed, the levy would generate about $118,470 annually and its revenues will only be used for the department’s operations, equipment and related needs.

In addition to providing 24-hour service for the village, the department also provides 24-hour dispatching services for the Portage Fire District, Mid-County Emergency Medical Service, Rocky Ridge Fire Department and Carroll Township police and fire departments.

East Toledo residents have heard it all before — a new plan to develop the Marina District is in the works and its’ going to attract new money from hundreds of miles.

For decades, requests for proposals have been issued and developers have come and gone.

However, those same residents are saying this time it may be for real. Why? Because, residents say, the Metroparks of the Toledo Area are the ones laying the groundwork and the ProMedica health care system is a major player.

With a recent refinancing of bonds issued for the construction of the middle school, the Lake School District has saved more than $1.86 million in interest costs, according to the district administration.

The Lake board announced last week the completion of a second bond refinancing that will save an estimated $827,500.

The original bonds, sold in 2001, were scheduled to be fully paid off in December 2025, said Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer. However, they were refinanced in 2007 that netted an interest cost savings of $1.03 million.

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