Strides to improve Fostoria area

FOSTORIA The City of Fostoria took great strides in community development at its Tuesday council meeting. Council approved four pieces of legislation related to the environment and transportation.

Authorization for the advertising and bidding of a project designed to increase secondary treatment capacity at the wastewater treatment plant was approved as an emergency. The bid opening is anticipated to occur June 6. Soil remediation and asbestos removal at the ThyssenKrupp property will become a reality with a grant from the state’s Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund.

Bids for a project that will extend a taxiway at the Fostoria Metropolitan Airport will be opened June 13. June 22 will see bids opened for the street improvement program.

Two additional ordinances were approved which raised the mandatory contributions to the state fire and police pension funds to match state mandated increases by three-quarters of a percent.

During the mayor’s report, Eric Keckler said police representatives will host a TRIAD meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courtroom at city hall. One of the goals of TRIAD is to reduce criminalization of older persons. He also told council Safety Town will occur June 3-14 Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. with registration through the end of May. More information may be received by contacting the mayor’s office.

Council will next meet at 7:30 p.m. June 4.