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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider increasing the salary of the fire deputy chief of training position in an effort to attract more qualified candidates for the post, which has remained vacant for three years.
The pay increase is part of updating the training and experience requirements of the position.
“We’ve had this position open for some time now,” Mayor Mike Seferian said at a committee of the whole meeting last week. “It’s not always easy to attract someone to the job.”
The pay range would be from $81,000 to $89,000 annually, dependent upon an individual’s qualifications.
“The $89,000 is approximately $4,500 less than the assistant chief, and the $81,000 is a little bit above the full-time fire pay scale, so it’s in the middle,” said Seferian. “If we come up with something in the process of the search, or something isn’t working, we may come back with another request. But the goal is to fill a vacancy in the fire department that can best serve the city and fire department. Until we can see what individuals we can attract, we have that range to deal with now, or we may come in and amend this classification.”
Oregon City Council on Monday will consider applying for Water Pollution Control Loan Funds from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the construction of a building that will dewater sludge at the wastewater treatment plant.
The goal is to dewater and landfill sludge, which is considered more cost-efficient than applying liquid sludge to land.
The FBI, the DEA, and the State of Ohio Medical Board executed a federal search warrant at a Northwood doctor’s office last Wednesday morning.
The medical board had received complaints about Dr. Haridas Dasani, whose office is located at 500 Commerce Park Blvd., where the raid took place.
Northwood police were asked by the FBI to assist in the raid, according to Police Chief Tom Cairl.
Oregon City Council on Monday approved a $71,954 contract with Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc., of Bowling Green, to design a multi-use bike path between Seaman and Brown roads.
The proposed 10’ wide path would have a north-south alignment adjacent to the trunk waterline within Toledo Edison tower easements, located mid-way between Coy and Lallendorf roads.
Funding for the design was included in the 2016 budget.
Oregon plans to install a four-way stop at the intersection of Starr Avenue and Lallendorf Road in an effort to reduce severe traffic accidents.
Currently, the intersection has a two-way stop on Lallendorf Road.
“We’re very conscious of that intersection by Pearson Park,” Mayor Mike Seferian said at a council meeting on Monday. “People tend to stop when they don’t have stop signs, and stop when they do have stop signs. It’s been an issue for a number of years.”
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