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        A tax abatement agreement between Lake schools and First Solar, Inc., has temporarily eliminated the need for the Lake school board to seek additional property tax millage - possibly as early as this November, Tim Krugh, board president, said Monday.

        The school board approved an abatement incentive package that exempts the company from paying property taxes for 15 years on a planned manufacturing facility in Lake Township at the intersection of State Rt. 795 and Tracy Road.

        In lieu of the property taxes, First Solar is agreeing to pay the school district $898,000 annually for 15 years.

        The Lake Township trustees have agreed to a request to rezone two parcels covering 2.3 acres along Woodville Road from R-2 residential to B-2 general commercial but included two stipulations.

        Jim Mlynek, who owns Woodville Road Nursery, sought the zoning change. He is using the parcels to temporarily store leaf piles before composting them at his nursery on the other side of Woodville Road.

        Oregon City Council on Monday accepted bids from three contractors for the 2018 Roadway Improvement Program. The three will share in the work, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.

       Council approved the bids of Bowers Asphalt & Paving, Inc., Quinn Concrete Construction, and Henry W. Bergman, Inc. The total cost of the project is $1,293,508.

        “Each had the lowest and best bid for the project,” said Roman.

        The project will include asphalt overlay, concrete repair, South Shore Park road improvements, Navarre Avenue resurfacing, and various pavement repairs.

        Oregon City Council on Monday approved an agreement with Mannik & Smith Group, Inc., Maumee, to provide professional engineering services for the Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project.

        The contract amount was $70,790. The project’s aim is to create a wetland near Otter Creek that will help reduce pollutants. The project area is directly upstream from the Western Basin of Lake Erie.

        A Navarre-Dustin-Isaac Streets stakeholder’s meeting will be held on June 5 at 9 a.m. in Oregon Council Chambers to discuss projects along Navarre Avenue.

        The focus of the discussion will address the following:

        •Long-term plans for the Core of the Community;

        •Navarre Avenue Safety Grant and possible future applications;

        •Public art in the downtown Oregon areas;

        •Food trucks at the Farmer’s Market.

        Although the meeting is public, City Administrator Mike Beazley said the city wants to get input from stakeholders along Navarre Avenue – those who would be impacted the most by the projects under discussion.

 

 

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