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Christmas and the holidays in general are a time when family and friends get together to celebrate the bonds they have with each other.

The season is also a time when we bring out the best food possible to feed our souls.

For many, especially those with Hungarian roots, nothing says “Christmas” more than fresh kolbasz, hurka and head cheese. In fact, the lines of customers out the door at Takacs Grocery and Meats shows many are willing to make the pilgrimage to the old neighborhood in East Toledo to bring home and enjoy their culinary history.

        Oregon City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance that establishes a capital improvement charge for the Water Treatment Plant Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Infrastructure Improvements Project.

      “In 2014, we decided to add ozone treatment to the water treatment plant,” Public Service Director Paul Roman said at a committee of the whole meeting last week. “Ozone is literally taking pure oxygen, electrifying it, using it in the form of a gas, to oxydize and disinfect water. It’s much more powerful and more efficient than the use of chlorine. By using ozone, you’re going to use less chlorine. It will actually improve water taste and odor. But probably the main reason for ozone is that it kills microcystin much quicker than what chlorine can do.”

         Oregon City Council on Monday will consider passing a capital improvements charge for Phase 2 of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Treatments Improvement Project.

        In order to eliminate wastewater treatment plant bypasses and sanitary sewer overflows that are detrimental to Lake Erie, the city is required by the Ohio EPA to increase the secondary treatment capacity of the plant from 24 million gallons per day (MGD) to 36 MGD. The project will eliminate secondary treatment bypasses to Lake Erie and sanitary sewer overflows to Otter Creek during wet weather events.

         Oregon City Council on Monday will consider accepting the bid of Cash Services, Northwood, for the Grasser Street sanitary, storm, and waterline improvements project.

        The project includes replacing the existing sanitary sewers and water lines on Grasser Street between Navarre Avenue and Munding Drive.

        Officials in Ottawa County are anxiously waiting for word from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry for the commission to address threats to the resiliency of the nation’s electric grid.

        In September, Secretary Perry urged the FERC to adopt rules requiring its markets to develop reforms that would fully price generation resources to maintain the reliability of the grid.

        “A diverse mix of power generation resources, including those with on-site reserves, is essential to the reliable delivery of electricity – particularly in times of supply stress such as recent natural disasters,” he said.

 

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