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Oregon is about to begin Phase 3 of the sanitary sewer rehabilitation project to reduce infiltration and inflow (I&I) of storm water into the sanitary sewers.

Phase 3, which will be mostly funded by a low interest loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), consists of lining sanitary sewers to eliminate sewer overflows. The city applied for the loan in April.

Oregon council in June approved a $1.9 million contract with Performance Pipeline, of Ottawa, Illinois, for Phase 3. The bid was much lower than the city’s $3 million cost estimate for the project.

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Projects Phases 1 and 2 have already been completed. Phase 3 includes the rehabilitation of mainline and lateral sanitary sewers in the Euclid Park, Old Eastmoreland, and Valley Park areas and the lining of 56 manholes.

T-Town Action Week comes to East Toledo on August 3-8, and residents are focusing on an area One Voice for East Toledo leaders say is afflicted by prostitution and known drug houses.

The City of Toledo and One Voice are recruiting volunteers to join their “anti-blight movement,” which means cleaning up the area between Starr to Navarre and Oak to White, focusing on East Broadway over to Main to Oak.

Jodi Gross, East Toledo Family Center community builder and One Voice leader, says the area that faces the most challenges sits along East Broadway between Nevada and Starr.

“That’s been on our radar for a long time,” Gross said, adding that the clean-up has been expanded to meet those challenges.

“The biggest thing is just showing the community that we need to take back our neighborhoods. Even though we are pounding the pavement to try and get this taken care of, we need everybody to do it, especially in that particular area,” Gross continued.

Genoa Custom Interiors, a mainstay of the village’s business district is downsizing its operations.

Co-owner Cheryl Grosjean announced the company’s July 18 final day of business at the second showroom at 647 Main St. during a June meeting of Genoa Chamber of Commerce.

Grosjean owns the company along with her husband, Dave.

The company main store and office at 644 Main St. will remain open.

The company is a full-service interior design business and floor business located in the heart of the Genoa downtown.

Open since 1990, Genoa Custom Interiors specializes in custom interior designs and shows off its work in unique rooms spread throughout a renovated house to help give customers a better idea of what can be done in their own homes.

The sixth annual Boomfest, Oregon’s annual July 4 celebration held at Oak Shade Grove, drew a record crowd.

“It was incredible,” Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said last week.

“It was a great event,” said Oregon Councilman James Seaman at Monday’s council meeting.

In addition to the expected fireworks display at dusk, three bands provided entertainment. The headliner, the Little River Band, had 13 top 40 hits in the 1970s and 80s. The hits they sang included “Lonesome Loser,” “Help is on the Way,” “Cool Change,” “Take it Easy on Me,” and “Reminiscing.”

The other bands featured that day included The KGB, who sang several Motown hits, and Arctic Clam, one of the top local cover bands in the area. The event also featured a car show.

Oregon City Council on Monday approved the bids of Cash Services, LLC, of Northwood, to make storm sewer improvements to Jersey Road and Van Buren Avenue.

Cash Services bid $54,178 to improve Jersey Road and $33,089 for the Van Buren Avenue project. The bids were the lowest submitted for the projects. Other bids for the Jersey Road project included: Paschal Bihn & Son’s Excavating, Oregon, $64,510; Salenbien Trucking & Excavating, Inc., Dundee, Michigan, $67,917.85, and Hank’s Plumbing and Heating, Toledo, $64,982. For the Van Buren Avenue project, Paschal Bihn & Son’s Excavating bid $34,781.15; Salenbien Trucking & Excavating, Inc., bid $40,810.21; and Hank’s Plumbing and Heating bid $37,182.

“Cash Services was the lowest and best bid. They have done similar work for us. They did meet the city’s best bid criteria,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman.

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