Fostoria councilman to resign

FOSTORIA – Paul Feasel surprised many during the Fostoria City Council meeting Tuesday night by announcing his resignation.

Feasel, who is the representative of the 2nd Ward, announced he is to step down, despite his recent re-election to council. He has been serving the council for the past 10 years, and he said he was grateful for the opportunity to serve the city.

When asked about the timing of his resignation, Feasel said, “There’s never really a good moment for these things. Now is the time.” He went on to say that his decision was influenced by a recent increase in family and business obligations.

“I was beginning to spread myself too thin,” he said.

The search for Feasel’s replacement is to begin at the start of 2014.

Also, council approved a sublease for an addition to the Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. The approval of this ordinance allows Good Shepard to borrow up to $5 million from Fifth-Third Bank. The money will be used to add a skilled nursing wing, housing 16 more residents this winter, but with a full capacity of 20.

In other news:

The city passed an ordinance which allows Public Safety Service to enter into an agreement with the NW Water and Sewer District for the purpose of providing more workers for a wastewater facility.

A fact-finder’s report for the Fostoria Fire Division was rejected.

Mayor Eric Keckler and a resident thanked everyone involved with the new Fostoria Rail Park. The grand opening for the park was Friday.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Fostoria City uilding.