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The City of Oregon’s budget surplus over the years has grown to $4 million, mostly due to less costs on capital projects, a reduction in the number of city employees through retirements, and an increase in corporate tax revenue.
“We’ve been fortunate,” said Councilman James Seaman, chairman of the Finance Committee. “We’ve made good choices and haven’t spent our money in a crazy manner. This has been building.”
As Lake Township slowly proceeds with putting a nuisance abatement policy in place, a township trustee Tuesday said a new policy won’t be used for many property maintenance issues like those encountered in housing subdivisions and municipalities.
Richard Welling said most subdivisions in the township have or allow homeowner associations that can implement property maintenance rules and others have deed restrictions that have a similar function.
Northwood City council on Sept. 26 approved a bid for the excavation of a detention pond at the Greenway Estates subdivision near the Woodville Mall.
Council approved the Service Committee’s recommendation that the contract be awarded to Paschal Bihn & Sons, who bid $273,791.50.
The city received five bids for the project, according to Councilman Jim Barton.
A unit of the Ohio Attorney General’s office has been asked to investigate what happened during a Sept. 10 practice session of the Woodmore High School football team that reportedly left a sophomore player with a concussion and possible nerve damage.
Jill Del Greco, a spokesperson for the Attorney General, said the Bureau of Criminal Investigation will investigate the incident.
With a couple exceptions, voters in Ottawa County will only see requests to renew property tax levies on the November ballot.
The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is seeking renewal of a 3.9-mill levy that funds operating expenses and a 1.2-mill levy used for improvements. Both issues will expire in five years if passed.
Voters in the Village of Genoa will decide a request to renew a 0.75-mill levy to fund recreation facilities and parks. It also expires in five years if passed.
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