Fostoria council OKs sewer cleaning legislation

FOSTORIA – Fostoria City Council passed emergency legislation Tuesday evening to authorize the cleaning of large-diameter sewers. The project is part of a city program to increase capacity and reduce sewage overflows during rain events. The cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $313,000. Increasing capacity is one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s strategies to reduce or eliminate sewer overflows nationally.

Ordinances related to zoning approved:

Amending the duties of the zoning inspector.

Amending the codified ordinances relating to parking and storage of certain vehicles in residential districts.

Repealing Chapter 1305 of codified ordinances relating to building maintenance and replacing with various amendments.

Specific information may be obtained at the

city website,

Capital improvement projects were authorized by ordinance. Projects include new roofs at the Street and Cemetery Departments, audio update in the jail, update to city-wide phone system, fire and police gear and purchase of city vehicles.

Fostoria Police Captain Patrick Brooks reported statistics from a two-week traffic and seat belt violation initiative. The project involved no overtime and yielded two driving-while-intoxicated charges, 18 misdemeanor arrests, two felony arrests, 14 seatbelt violations, five speeding and 28 other moving violations.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the municipal building.