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        A tax abatement agreement between Lake schools and First Solar, Inc., has temporarily eliminated the need for the Lake school board to seek additional property tax millage - possibly as early as this November, Tim Krugh, board president, said Monday.

        The school board approved an abatement incentive package that exempts the company from paying property taxes for 15 years on a planned manufacturing facility in Lake Township at the intersection of State Rt. 795 and Tracy Road.

        In lieu of the property taxes, First Solar is agreeing to pay the school district $898,000 annually for 15 years.

        The Lake Township trustees have agreed to a request to rezone two parcels covering 2.3 acres along Woodville Road from R-2 residential to B-2 general commercial but included two stipulations.

        Jim Mlynek, who owns Woodville Road Nursery, sought the zoning change. He is using the parcels to temporarily store leaf piles before composting them at his nursery on the other side of Woodville Road.

        A dedication ceremony is scheduled for May 22 at 4 p.m. for the latest barn to be included in the Sandusky County Historic Painted Barn Trail.

        The barn is located near the Village of Woodville at 770 E. Main St. and features an image of former Woodville Township resident Tom Henricks, a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a four-time shuttle astronaut.

        Oregon City Council on Monday accepted bids from three contractors for the 2018 Roadway Improvement Program. The three will share in the work, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.

       Council approved the bids of Bowers Asphalt & Paving, Inc., Quinn Concrete Construction, and Henry W. Bergman, Inc. The total cost of the project is $1,293,508.

        “Each had the lowest and best bid for the project,” said Roman.

        The project will include asphalt overlay, concrete repair, South Shore Park road improvements, Navarre Avenue resurfacing, and various pavement repairs.

        Oregon City Council on Monday approved an agreement with Mannik & Smith Group, Inc., Maumee, to provide professional engineering services for the Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project.

        The contract amount was $70,790. The project’s aim is to create a wetland near Otter Creek that will help reduce pollutants. The project area is directly upstream from the Western Basin of Lake Erie.

 

 

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