Wauseon City Council Moves Quickly Through Agenda

The Wauseon City Council listened to complaints from a local woman in a trailer court who said a notice about contaminants in the water never made it to her home.

The Wauseon City Council listened to complaints from a local woman in a trailer court who said a notice about contaminants in the water never made it to her home.

Citing a full agenda as a need to keep the meeting moving, the Wauseon City Council was able to complete its work in a half-hour.

This was accomplished even with two citizens speaking at the end that drew more questions from reporters than council.

The agenda was light on legislation and committee meetings.

The Street Committee reported that two women were asking about posting a children athletics sign on Spruce Street but were informed the city’s approach to such requests. It was decided to advise the Police Department on to enforce traffic in the area.

The committee talked about standing water at the Wauseon Plaza.

The committee discussed people driving down Dwight Avenue, even though it’s a dead end. No Outlet signs could be posted on Boyd to alert drivers.

The committee made one recommendation and that was to have “No Parking” signs posted on the north side of Superior Street, from west of Park to Shoop.

The Wauseon Police Department will host a seminar on deadly force with “You Make the Call,” from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3. Space is limited to 30 people and at least five have signed up, Chief Torbet said.

Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County will host a Building Blitz Oct. 21 and 22 at 230 S. Shoop Ave. For more information, call Heidi at Habitat at 419-335-7000.

Nancy Koder, a resident of Star Mobile Home Park asked council about why she didn’t receive a water quality notice from the city. The city’s water department issued a notice to all billing addresses about heightened levels of TTHM.

The city slightly surpassed the maximum contaminant level of 0.080 mg/L at 0.081mg/L.

Koder came to council because she did not receive such a notice. Only the owner of the trailer park would have in this case.

“I did not find out until my cat died,” Koder said. “If I had known I would not have let her drink that water.”

The cat in question was 18 years old and other than being a little skinny, was in “tip-top” shape, Koder said. The cat started having seizures and later died.’

Koder contends that since she does own her trailer, the fact she rents a lot should not preclude her from having notices like this mailed to her.

A council member said the city would not have her address on file since the billing for the court is done through one address. It is the management’s responsibility to distribute the information to all the residents.

While Koder sees a connection, her vet did not link it to the water.

The water department did not recommend customers buy bottled water.

Since the Postal Service has everyone’s address, it seems logical the city could get the lists when it comes to the notices, Koder said.

“I don’t want to see anybody else go through what I went through,” Koder said.

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