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Oregon City Council last Monday approved ordinances for several infrastructure projects.

Council authorized the purchase of property and structures at 1053 South Wheeling Street for $237,150, plus a $73,250 payment for relocation and moving expenses, from Raymond and Helen Bihn for the Wheeling Street improvement project.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said the cost includes a main house, a duplex, and two garages.

The executive director of the Sandusky County Farm Service Agency says a new alternative payment program for growers represents a “monumental change of looking at the farm safety net.”

W. Todd Warner has scheduled public meetings to discuss the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program for April 28, 29, and 30 at the county FSA office, 2000 Countryside Drive, Fremont.

Oregon has joined the Buckeye Ohio Risk Management Association (BORMA), which jointly pools resources with other municipalities to provide health insurance and prescription coverage to its employees.

The city currently has 175 employees presently participating in its insurance program.

Walbridge Mayor Dan Wilczynski said the village has received resumes from six persons expressing interest in the police chief position.

The mayor and council are reviewing the resumes but aren’t committing to a deadline for hiring a new chief.

Donald Hendren, the former chief, submitted his resignation in February. Officer Jason Harden has been named acting chief of the department, which has a staff of four full-time and four part-time officers.

Oregon Mayor Marge Brown and some members of city council last Monday said they were against a proposal to expand the TARTA bus system for all of Lucas County that would be funded by a sales tax instead of the current property tax,
A study from a consultant hired by TARTA recommended in February that a half-cent sales tax would provide service expansion and financial stability to Lucas County, including Oregon.
Oregon has repeatedly resisted efforts by TARTA for bus service in the past.
Brown said a group of mayors from Perrysburg, Maumee, Oregon and Sylvania met over a year and a half as a result of Perrysburg’s desire to leave TARTA. The group will meet again at the end of this month.
“If all the other areas pass this half-cent sales tax, then guess what? We have TARTA,” Brown said to council at a meeting April 6.

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