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Citing personal reasons, Oak Harbor’s fiscal clerk turned in her resignation Monday.
Fiscal Clerk Debbie Carpenter’s short resignation letter was read by Mayor Bill Eberle at the beginning of Monday’s regular Oak Harbor Village Council meeting. She only referred to “life changing” circumstances that forced her decision. Carpenter’s last day is Oct. 31.
The fiscal officer is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations, fund investments, payroll, employee fringe benefits, human resource issues, record retention and required reporting to the state. The fiscal clerk also acts as a clerk of council. The position is a mayoral appointment.
Carpenter has been with the village since August 2012.
A local state representative joined with colleagues on the state controlling board recently in questioning why the Ohio Department of Transportation didn’t do more to assist Ohio universities when the department sought requests for proposals for a research/planning project to improve bridge construction.
State Rep. Chris Redfern (D- Catawba Island) and at least two other members of the board indicated during a board meeting last month they wouldn’t approve a contract with Iowa State University for $166,269 even though it was lower than proposals from Cleveland State University, Case Western University, Ohio University and the University of Toledo.
Todd Deem, Waite’s new principal, will speak to the East Toledo Club Thursday, September 18 at Noon at the East Toledo Senior Center. The public is invited.
Deem will talk about his goals to make Waite the best comprehensive public school in the city of Toledo. He will address his efforts to continue the Waite traditions of service to the community, activities and the relationship with the Waite Alumni Association to the school.
He also will talk about his plans to increase the school’s emphasis on athletics.
Oregon City Council next month will consider the application of a Special Use Exemption (SUE) for a lot at the northeast corner of Navarre Avenue and Wynn Road for the development of a small strip mall.
Plans also call for a gas station, according to Mayor Mike Seferian.
“I know at different times, this might become a little bit of a topic amongst residents and some people in the city of whether that’s a proper use for that piece of property,” said Seferian. The parcel faced foreclosure years ago following several attempts to purchase it, he added.
“Each of those attempts had failed. Now there’s an agreement to try and put that property to use,” he said.