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        Backers of a 4.5-mill, 5-year levy for emergency medical service in Harris Township are citing improvements in service and equipment in their push to have the levy renewed by voters on Nov. 7.

        Mike McGinnis, assistant chief of the Harris-Elmore Fire Department, said the levy, first approved in 2013, has enabled the EMS unit to increase staffing, purchase new equipment and improve response times.

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         Oregon City Council on Monday will consider passing an enterprise zone agreement with Clean Energy Future – Oregon LLC, the city’s second natural gas-fired electric power plant.

        “This is obviously an important next step in what we believe is an important industrial development for Oregon,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “We do feel good about what this means in terms of development opportunity and long-term revenue for the city. Agreements like this make sure we’re competitive.”

        Oregon City Council on Monday will consider passing three ordinances as part of the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch project and a multi-use bike path between Seaman and Brown roads.

        Public Service Director Paul Roman a committee of the whole meeting recommended that council accept the bid of Miller Bros. Construction, of Archbold, for construction of the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch project and the Seaman/Brown multi-use bike path.

        Miller Bros. submitted a bid of $2,397,766.85 for the ditch project, and $352,381.80 for the bike path.

        The Village of Genoa plans to invest in equipment and training for the police department if a 2-mill, 5-year levy is approved by voters on Nov. 7.

        Citing a loss of federal and state funding, village officials have prepared a list of equipment the department needs to replace, emphasizing that the additional revenue is not intended for police salaries.

 

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