Wauseon City Council Seeks Money For Ada Ramps

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The city of Wauseon is applying for Revolving Loan Funds to use for ADA ramps and planters as part of the downtown revitalization project.

The council approved Resolution 2017-12 as an emergency. The resolution authorizes the mayor to apply for a waiver to release the funds.

Resolution 2017-13 was approved for first reading authorizing the mayor to advertise for street resurfacings and to accept the lowest and best bid and sign a contract with the winning bid.

Cultivation of marijuana in the city will be on hold for six months after council approved a new moratorium and declared an emergency. The legislation will give the city time to determine how it wants to handle the issue.

The Finance Commission recommended to council to redirect money from a cancelled building project to allow purchases of a street sweeper and additional paving at Biddle Park. Both purchases were budgeted, but needed extra money to complete the purchase. The extra cash would come from a building behind the Public Works building that is not going to be done this year.

The council later approved taking $8,000 from the Capital Income Tax-Public Works Projects line and transferring it to Capital Income Tax-Public Works Equipment line.

The Tree Commission planted five trees at Homecoming Park and one along the trail by Don’s Automotive. Council Member Rick Frey reported the commission discussed Arbor Day events of April 28. Three members were to attend the Tree City Awards May 3 in Lakeside.

Peter Karr has applied for two grants for the Homecoming Woods Project.

The Fire Department has several tours scheduled and will be assisting the Police Department for Safety City, Chief Rick Sluder reported.

Kim Cupp of the Fulton County Health Department is applying for a grant to purchase a small utility vehicle to use for spraying against mosquitoes, Director of Public Services Dennis Richardson said. The vehicle would be able to get into parks and the Fulton County Health Center campus easier, he said.

The pool bid opening was May 2.

The city’s income taxes are up 5.1 percent over last year, Finance Director Jamie Giguere said.

A joint meeting of the Wauseon City Council and the Clinton Township Trustees resulted in reappointing Leonard Richer to the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Richer’s new term will begin Jan. 2, 2018 and run through Jan. 1, 2021.

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