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Water quality tests conducted on the water supply in the Oregon City School District revealed trace amounts of lead in four drinking fountains and an elevated level in one sink.
There was no evidence of lead contamination at or above the action level set by the Environmental Protection Agency in any of the drinking fountains in the district.
The EPA establishes an action level for lead detected at or above 15 parts per billion or more.
Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman wants city council to consider legislation to increase costs to those who do not pay their water bills.
“We are working on an ordinance to increase the penalty charge for nonpayment of water bills,” Roman said at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday. “For some time now, it’s one of the items I’ve wanted to do, but just didn’t have time. I’ve had time to catch up on things.”
The penalty charge to turn off water service is currently $16.
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, spay/neuter services and veterinary care to dogs and cats throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in a faree-roaming shelter environment is seeking volunteers for a rummage sale scheduled for September 1 – 3.
Volunteers are needed to price and sort donations prior to the sale, to work the days of the sale and to make goods for the bake sale. They are also needed for clean-up Sept. 4-8. Call 419-537-9663 for more information.
There are more than 2,100 veterans buried in the Lake Township Cemetery and Jeff Pettit figures they each deserve a wreath this Christmas season.
“I was a volunteer guardian with Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio when I heard about Wreaths Across America and thought it was a neat tribute to veterans,” he said. “The first thing I had to do was get the cemetery registered.”
His goal now is to raise sufficient funding to cover all the veterans’ graves in the township cemetery with wreaths.
Oregon City Council on Monday will consider voting in support of the police department’s application for the Ohio Attorney General’s Drug Use Prevention Grant.
Police Chief Mike Navarre said the department applies for the grant annually.
The funds will be used to offset the salary of police officer Sara Shaw, a school resource officer, according to Navarre.
She is expected to receive $2,000 more than last year because her hours are expected to increase to 325 from 208 last year, said Navarre.
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