Fostoria council given thanks for passing joint municipal court

FOSTORIA Judge Mark E. Repp attended Tuesday evening’s city council meeting in Fostoria, thanking council members for their support in the passage of House Bill 141, creating the joint Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court. He said mayors Aaron Montz, Eric Keckler and he are working to make the transition by the first of the year.

The 4th of July activities at Foundation Park were outlined by safety-service director Allyson Murray, and included music by rock band Klashing Black from 3-5 p.m., a Got Talent competition and classic rock from the Hanson Brothers, with fireworks in the evening.

Auditor Steve Garner gave council the estimated budget for 2014, which totaled $6.6 million for the general fund. Garner estimated a carryover of $500,000. Council passed the budget as an emergency allowing the submission to the county auditor by mid-month.

The city’s SAFER grant expires this year and will be reapplied for. The grant funds eight firemen for a two year period.

The city is also in the midst of planning sewer rehabilitation as well as reconstructing about 200 catch basins.

The next meeting of council is 7 p.m. July 16 at city hall.