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Oregon council on Monday authorized the mayor and finance director to enter into an agreement with the Oregon Economic Development Foundation for future land development and the purchase of city property located at 4417 Parkway Road.

The city, which owns approximately 12.8 acres of property in the Cedar Point Industrial Park, plans to transfer the parcel to the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, which is the city’s economic development arm.

The Sandusky County commissioners are weighing the prospect of hiring someone to expedite the county’s ditch maintenance and improvement efforts.

Three possible options discussed during the commissioners’ April 3 meeting were to:

• Hire a full-time employee for the Soil and Water Conservation District who could assist with ditch maintenance when not needed for the district’s other projects.

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory and American Bird Conservancy are challenging another wind turbine project, contending its location poses considerable risk to migrating songbirds.

In an April 4 letter to the Ohio Power Siting Board, Kim Kaufman, executive director of the observatory, and Michael Hutchins, national coordinator of the conservancy’s Bird Smart Wind Energy Campaign, say they have many of the same concerns regarding the proposed location of the LEEDCo. wind turbine project in Lake Erie near Cleveland as they did about a turbine project proposed for Camp Perry near Oak Harbor.

Oregon City Council on Monday accepted a bid for sewer facility improvements as part of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

The project is funded by a CDBG and Revolving Loan Funds totaling $73,400.

Bids were opened on April 1, 2014. Of the two companies that submitted bids, Layne Inliner LLC, of Hilliard, Ohio, had the lowest bid of $78,230. Insight Pipe Contracting, of Harmony, PA, submitted a bid of $82,330.

The door soon will close on foreclosure-prevention assistance available through the “Save the Dream Ohio” program. April 30 is the deadline for homeowners to register and receive up to $35,000 in mortgage assistance.

Antoinette Smith, a foreclosure prevention specialist at Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People, or ESOP, a nonprofit HUD-certified housing counseling agency in Cleveland, called the program a lifeline for Ohioans who are struggling to stay in their homes. She said that includes “anyone who has experienced loss of income, who has become unemployed, who may have had a death of a wage earner in the home, divorce, disability, who may have experienced excessive medical bills from an illness.”

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