Water Taps Request On Hold In Fulton County

Chad SmithBy: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Fulton County Commissioners will wait until all three members are in attendance before deciding whether to all a local man to add taps to his property.

Earlier in June, Dustin Setmire asked to split up his land to allow people to come in and build a house. When he bought the land it was advertised as being connected to city water.

Current rules require land splits to be 5 acres and the property is outside the urban growth area, Public Utilities Director Ziad Musallam said.
Waivers have been granted before for existing parcels, Planner David Wright said.

Commissioner Bill Rufenacht talked briefly about the issue before saying the board will wait until absent member Jeff Rupp is able to attend.

EMS update:
Fulton County EMS Director Chad Smith gave the board a quarterly update on his department.
Some highlights:

Wauseon ALS 8 Squad has received its new vehicle and Delta will receive its new ALS 2 squad at the end of July. The crews are pleased with the new vehicle and the advanced technology they possess, Smith said.

The department has received $4,750 from the Department of Public Safety grant this year. That’s down from $6,100 received last year. The funds are based on seat belt infractions.

Supply costs are rising, but Smith has budgeted for it.

The department has eliminated the supply room at the Fulton County Health Center.

Local EMS units assisted area fire departments and police during the recent incident on the Ohio Turnpike near Wauseon.

CDBG funds released:

The county received clearances from the Ohio Development Services Agency to release CDBG funds for the Wauseon Library project and water facility improvements at the Nature Fresh Farm in Delta.

The county entered into a contract with the owners of 127 Beech St., as part of the downtown Wauseon revitalization project for the repair and renovation of a brick façade and repairing a deteriorating roof. The county will reimburse the owners up to $25,380 for the work.

A separate contract for $12,460 was signed with Edifice Restoration Contractors for the façade project. A contract with Bo-Dec of Archbold for the roof portion was signed for $12,920.

In other news:

The Fulton County Dog Warden had a busy week with 13 dogs picked up.

Eleven of the animals were returned to their owners. The office collected $110 in fees and licenses.

Four citations were issued and two dogs were destroyed.

James Pruitt may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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