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Public Notice
The City of Oregon Civil Service Commission will conduct an examination for the position of Police Officer through the National Testing Network, Inc. from December 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015. To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the City of Oregon. All information on department standards, job requirements, and application details will be provided on this website.

November 17, 2014
Michael J. Seferian, Mayor
City of Oregon
5330 Seaman Road
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: (419) 698-7045

To All Interested Persons, Agencies, and Groups:
On or about, but not before, November 25, 2014, the City of

Oregon will submit a request to the State of Ohio for the release of Federal funds under Section 104 (g) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; Section 288 of

Title II of the Cranston Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA), as amended; and/or Title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended; to be used for the following project(s):

FY2014 CDBG Allocation Program: Sewer Facility Improvements.

CDBG Allocation Funds: $60,000; CDBG RLF Funds: $19,700. Estimated Total Project Cost: $79,700.

Project entails repair of approximately 1,014 LF of sanitary sewer line (353 LF on Arthur Street and

661 LF on Hayden Street, between Wheeling Street and Whittlesey Avenue). Multi-Year project within the City of Oregon The City of Oregon has prepared an Environmental Review Record (ERR) for each of the projects listed above. The ERR(s) documents the environmental review of the project(s). The ERR(s) is (are) on file and available for the public's examination and copying, upon request, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays) at the above address. The City of Oregon plans to undertake the project(s) described above with the Federal funds cited above. Any interested person, agency, or group wishing to comment on the project(s) may submit written comments for consideration to the City of Oregon at the above listed address prior to November 25, 2014. The City of Oregon certifies to the State of Ohio that Michael J. Seferian, in his capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City of Oregon may use the Federal funds, and the State of Ohio will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. The State of Ohio will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following grounds: (a) the certification was not, in fact, executed by the responsible entity’s Certifying Officer; (b) the responsible entity has failed to make one of the two findings pursuant to Section 58.40 or to make the written determination required by section 58.35, 58.47, or 58.53 for the project, as applicable; (c) the responsible entity has omitted one or more of the steps set forth at subpart E of 24 CFR Part 58 for the preparation, publication, and completion of an Environmental Assessment; (d) the responsible entity has omitted one or more of the steps set forth at subparts F and G of 24 CFR Part 58 for the conduct, preparation, publication, and completion of an Environmental Impact Statement; (e) the recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification by the State; or (f) another federal agency, acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504, has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Written objections must meet the conditions and procedures set forth in subpart H of 24 CFR Part 58, and be addressed to: State of Ohio Development Services Agency; Office of Community Development; Environmental Officer; P. O. Box 1001; Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001. Objections to the Release of Funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by the State of Ohio. No objections received after December 15, 2014 (which is 15 days after it is anticipated that the State will receive a request for release of funds) will be considered by the State of Ohio. The address of the certifying officer is:

Michael J. Seferian, Mayor
City of Oregon
5330 Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio 43616

Date of Publication: November 17, 2014

To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals:

The City of Oregon has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 in accordance with

HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain will have on the environment. The project being considered is the FY2014 CDBG Community Development Allocation/RLF Program: Arthur/Hayden Streets Sanitary Sewer Repair. Federal funds will be used to repair (by trenchless construction methods) approximately 1,014 LF of existing sanitary sewer (353 LF on Arthur Street between Wheeling and Whittlesey Avenue; and 661 LF on Hayden Street between Wheeling Street and Whittlesey Avenue). The Hayden Street site is located within the 100-year floodplain associated with Otter Creek.

The City of Oregon determined that approval of the project will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: 1. Repairs will be designed and performed per FEMANFIP Guidelines. Underground utility lines not requiring above ground service structures are permitted in a mapped floodway and can be considered “no impact” if project does not involve placement of fill, change of grade, or construction within channel. The proposed project entails repair in-place of existing sanitary sewer lines; no above ground service structures are proposed or involved in the project. 2. Project entails repair in-place of existing sanitary sewer lines in an urban area on previously developed sites. Floodplain disturbances will be minimal and temporary during repair. 3. Accepted construction practices are to be employed to avoid sedimentation or improper infill of floodplain area during the project. Subsurface excavation will be minimal. 4. Improvements will be monitored by the City of Oregon Department of
Public Service. Any interested person, agency, or group wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments for consideration to Ms. DarLynn Huntermark, Deputy Finance Director (419-698-7012) via email at DHuntermark@ or at the City of Oregon, 5330 Seaman Road, Oregon, OH 43616 by 4:00 p.m. on November 24, 2014.


On Friday, November 14, 2014, according to a news article in a local Wood County newspaper, Brad Espen, of The Wood County Health Department announced “new septic system regulations will likely begin in January”. He continued citing that “fewer than half of the estimated 14,600 homes” were installed with a Wood County permit. He is assuming the remainder are not in compliance with the Health Department regulations.

The new regulations, Mr. Espen speaks of, also put a greater licensing burden on the septic haulers, such as N.A.T., with multi-county and multi-truck registration, bonding, education, testing and reporting requirements. These requirements, along with the yearly rate increases, planned by the wastewater treatment plants, for septic waste disposal, will cause the costs of servicing a homeowner’s septic system to skyrocket.

The reporting requirements, placed on the hauler by the Health Department, will be a “key” to locating the out of compliance septic systems. They can require the inspection and evaluation of the system. Thus, as the hauler services his customers needs, he brings financial grief to the homeowner in both a higher cost of pumping as well as a possible costly Health Department citation or order.

During the past three years, N.A.T. has lobbied our elected and appointed officials heavily in Columbus. During this time an appointed official made mention of “possible regulatory casualties.” Some minor adjustments were made, but, for the most part, the hauler becomes an agent of the Health Department. Private businesses should have no role in regulatory enforcement. Homeowners will not re-act favorably to the hauler reporting to the Health Department.

N.A.T. has a business that is based on customer loyalty. We must be able to provide undivided loyalty to our customer. The reporting requirement places this loyalty in question by creating a conflict of interest, which cannot be resolved. We cannot risk losing the loyalty of one customer, let alone a large percentage of 14,600 possible customers. Our customers are our friends and neighbors; we cannot and will not operate under these conditions.

With that in mind, if the new law takes effect, which is most certain, N.A.T., will no longer license itself for the pumping of residential septic systems. After more than thirty-five years in residential septage pumping, our last day will be December 31, 2014.


The City of Northwood, Ohio is seeking bids for one 2015 Ford Police Interceptor sports utility vehicle and one unmarked 2015 Ford Police Interceptor sports utility vehicle. Sealed bids will be accepted starting December 8, 2014 and ending January 5, 2015 at 12:00pm. Sealed bids must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk located within the Northwood Municipal Building, 6000 Wales Rd., Northwood, Ohio 43619. Sealed bids will be opened by the City Administrator immediately thereafter in the Council Chambers. The City of Northwood reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

A copy of specifications can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk or by calling 419-693-9327, Monday through Friday 8:00am through 4:30pm. Returned bids MUST be accompanied by a specifications sheet that notes which items are included with the bid price.

Village of Harbor View
On the 20th day of October 2014, the Council of Harbor View Oh passed Resolution 02-2014.

Resolution accepting the Amounts and rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax-Levies and Certifying them to the County Auditor.

The Resolution passed 4-0.
The full text of the resolution can be seen at the office of the Mayor by appt. or during regular business hours.

Lorraine Crapsey

The Northwood Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Northwood Municipal Building. All Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month unless it is necessary to reschedule. The following appeals case will be reviewed:
Case No. 0617: Border Line Pub & Grub, Shawn Maddox (Co-Owner) is requesting a variance to allow face changes on existing signs at 2426 Oregon Rd. There is currently 693.2 of total outdoor signage, we only allow 500sq' therefore a variance of 193.2sq' is required. He is requesting to do a face change on the 7' x 4' double sided pylon sign and 12" x 4' wall sign.
Kimberly Vaculik
Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Coordinator
City of Northwood

The Northwood Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Northwood Municipal Building. Planning Commission will review the following:
Northwestern Water & Sewer District is requesting preliminary site plan approval to build an above ground 2 Million Gallon sanitary sewer overflow storage tank between Wise St. and Curtice Rd. on Parcel #50-812-350000022000
Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Monday of each month unless it is necessary to reschedule.
Kimberly Vaculik
Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Coordinator
City of Northwood


The Village of Elmore Police Department has several unclaimed bicycles. These bicycles, if not claimed will be donated to a non-profit organization pursuant to O.R.C. 737.32 on or after November 24, 2014. To reclaim a bicycle, please contact the Elmore Police Department at 419-862-3362. You must provide proof of ownership to reclaim a bicycle.

Clay Township is Accepting Request for Proposals for Design-Build Project for Police Car Metal Canopy Design and Installation.
Scope of Work documents are available from: Ron Stroshine, NCARB Form and Function Architects, llc
1830 Lilias Dr., Oregon, OH 43616

Electronic copies may be obtained by e-mailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Project is approximately 20 feet by 54 feet Metal Canopy to be installed at Clay Township Police Department, 21774 W. Holts East Rd., Genoa, OH 43430

Hard (print) copies of the Request for Proposal will be available at the Clay Twp. Police Offices after Friday, November 7th, 2014 during normal business hours: 9AM – 5PM, Monday thru Friday. Requests for Proposal will be due Monday, November 24th @ the Clay Township Offices at 7:00 PM. Requests for Proposal will be available until Wednesday, November 19th at 5:00 PM.

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