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U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy urging EPA to list the open waters of Lake Erie's Western Basin as impaired under the terms of the Clean Water Act.

This was backed up last week when a coalition of fishing boat captains, Lake Erie businesses, environmental and conservation advocates, and sportsmen groups said they are threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because of the agency’s “failure to abide by its obligations under the Clean Water Act.”

Tuesday, a coalition of fishing boat captains, Lake Erie businesses, environmental and conservation advocates, and sportsmen groups said they are threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because of the agency’s “failure to abide by its obligations under the Clean Water Act.”

“The legal action is part of an effort by groups to protect Lake Erie from harmful algal blooms, like the 2014 bloom which poisoned drinking water for more than 400,000 people,” the coalition states.

Oregon City Council on Monday agreed to conduct a feasibility study on whether to fill in 130 acres of Maumee Bay with dredged sediments next to Facility 3.

The study will help evaluate the potential of establishing wetlands and habitat restoration using dredged material along the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) known as Facility 3. It will also examine the effects of reduced water flow in the bay.

Oregon City Council on Monday accepted the $188,405 bid of S&S Directional Boring Ltd. of Bryan, Ohio, for the Navarre Avenue Utility Relocation Project, part of the Navarre Avenue Safety Improvements Project.

In order to improve aesthetics along Navarre Avenue, Toledo Edison and Buckeye Broadband have agreed to place their aerial crossover lines underground for the Navarre Avenue Safety Improvements Project. The city, as a result, is installing underground conduits to allow the utility companies to perform their work, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.

S&S submitted the lowest and best bid of the three companies that submitted bids. Hank’s Plumbing and Heating Co. Inc. of Toledo, submitted the second lowest bid of $214,632, and Precise Boring of Ohio, LLC, of Lancaster, Ohio, submitted a bid of $245,287.

Oak Harbor Joe Helle says that finding people to serve in local government can be difficult, so it's a positive sign when people are eager to help.

Michelle Ish was recently selected to fill a vacant seat on the Oak Harbor village council, supplanting Andy Haley, who had resigned.

Ish, who was nearly selected to fill the vacancy that went to Haley after Jon Fickert resigned in January, was selected over three other candidates. The third and final vote saw a tie between Ish and Austin Short, so the Mayor Helle chose Ish, thus serving as the tiebreaker.

 

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