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The newest Lake Township trustee is proposing the formation of a citizen’s advisory board to offer recommendations on policies covering the township cemetery and says the township trustees should consider raising cemetery fees on non-residents to cover increasing costs.
Jeff Pettit, who was elected in November, said Tuesday other area cemeteries have higher fees for non-residents for opening burial plots, setting foundations and other services and Lake Township hasn’t increased its fees for several years. He said an advisory board should draw its members from the unincorporated area of the township and the villages of Millbury and Walbridge to ensure it reflects the entire township.
Oak Harbor Village Council on Wednesday reaffirmed its decision to hire Jones & Henry Engineers in hopes of finding some quick relief for massive sewer system overflows plaguing village residents.
“You just have to ask yourself if you want to solve this problem,” councilman Jon Fickert said prior to the unanimous vote at a special meeting where a heated discussion broke out about high contract costs. “I believe the citizens deserve the best shot at success. And I believe that is Jones & Henry.”
Unused funds raised by the Walbridge Centennial Committee are being donated back to village organizations.
Darlene Limmer, president of the committee, told village council Wednesday that donations of $1,000 each will be made to the bicycle unit of the village’s auxiliary police force and to the Walbridge Fest Committee, which provided funding to the centennial committee to pay for start-up expenses.
Oregon lumber company customers want to remain loyal
When 94-year-old Charles Schroeder passed away on Jan. 12, regular customers of his Oregon lumber company were caught by surprise.
They thought he would never stop working.
The Black Swamp Conservancy, which has been allocated $564,320 to purchase agricultural easements through the state’s Clean Ohio Fund, will hold an informational meeting Jan. 20 to discuss farmland preservation.
The meeting will be held at the W.W. Knight Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg.
The Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program provides funding for the purchase of easements to preserve Ohio farmland. An easement allows a landowner to retain ownership and management of the land while ensuring the property is used primarily for agriculture in perpetuity.
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