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A legal technicality has brought a village solicitor’s contract back for review before Oak Harbor Village Council.

Council approved the two-year contract with Kocher & Gillum law firm of Port Clinton on June 2 after a heated discussion. Members felt Mayor Bill Eberle hastily tried to push the contract through by introducing it in passing conversation as the May 19 meeting came to end and then setting it for a second reading with an emergency passage request at the June 2 meeting.

Oregon council will hold a public hearing on Monday at 8 p.m. in council chambers on another request for commercial zoning on Navarre Avenue.

The parcels, at 5508 and 5528 Navarre Ave., have R-1 Low Density Residential and C-2 General Commercial split zoning. The owners, David and Dianne Jaeger, are requesting the entire parcel be zoned C-2 General Commercial.

Possible spending freezes and staff layoffs dotted the discussion at Monday’s meeting of Oak Harbor Village Council as members reviewed a dire budget forecast.

Revenue for the first six months into the year is about $140,000 below the $3 million projection while spending is about $291,000 over budget and rising.

A proposal by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department to assume emergency dispatching services for Lake Township appears to be less than what it’s currently costing the township to operate its own dispatching center.

However, after hearing a presentation Tuesday by Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, township officials are asking for more information on the proposal.

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