The Press Newspaper
A public hearing on a proposed Joint Economic Development District is scheduled for April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Township administration building, 27975 Cummings Rd.
The township and City of Toledo have completed a tentative agreement to form the JEDD at city-owned property at Metcalf Field in the township.
Oregon Council last month approved the purchase of 500 tons of road salt from Cargill Inc., and $500 tons from North American Salt Company at vastly different prices.
Public Service Director Paul Roman said he was going to purchase 1,000 tons from North American at $89.36 per ton, but later learned that Cargill would provide road salt for $65 per ton.
Oregon will be sending out notices to property owners who illegally connect sump pumps and downspouts to sanitary sewers in an attempt to address inflow and infiltration (I&I) issues that have caused flooding after heavy rain.
Local communities have prepared a list of shovel-ready projects they hope will get funding from the federal stimulus bill recently passed by Congress. Officials have only a couple of weeks to submit the projects to state officials, who will decide which communities will get the millions of dollars allocated for infrastructure improvements.
Northwood’s list includes road resurfacing and intersection improvements, according to Administrator Pat Bacon. The projects include an intersection improvement at Bradner and Curtice roads. Concrete abutments at the intersection make it difficult for vehicles to turn at the intersection.
Several times a day, Sandy Krytus, a bus driver for Northwood Local Schools, dreads driving by the CSX railroad underpass on Woodville Road.
That’s because the underpass, located in Oregon, has become an eyesore.
“There’s gang symbols and profanity spray painted out there,” she said. And old tires, she added, are strewn on the sidewalk.
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