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The Eastwood school board Monday will consider a resolution required to place a bond issue on the November ballot for constructing a new elementary school on the central campus.

The board is scheduled to meet June 30 at 7 p.m. to approve a resolution asking the Wood County Auditor’s office to certify the district’s property valuation, which will give Eastwood officials a clearer picture of how much millage is needed to pay off the bond issue.

The Oregon school board is expected to fill a vacancy on the board at a special meeting on Monday.

Jeff Ziviski, vice president of the board, told The Press last week that someone will be appointed to fill the seat that opened after P.J. Kapfhammer abruptly resigned at the start of the June 9 board meeting. Kapfhammer, who was president of the board, had been elected in 2011.

Harsh winter conditions took a toll on Oak Harbor’s roads and now it’s time to pay.

On July 7, village council will review a request to begin advertising for contractors for the village’s proposed 2014 streets program.

The Oregon City Schools District will probably put a levy on the ballot within the next year and a half to counter a shrinking budget.

In an update to the five year financial forecast for the district, Treasurer Jane Fruth’s analysis was not very rosy.


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.

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