Flores appointed to Fostoria council seat

FOSTORIA – City Council is to have have all of its seats filled.

During a meeting Tuesday, Greg Flores was elected unanimously by Fostoria council members to replace Paul Feasel as representative of the 2nd Ward. Flores was the runner-up in the most recent election, losing to Feasel by 37 votes.

“Not only did I take the time to run for office, but I barely lost to a man that had held the seat for a decade,” Flores said.

Flores is a program director at the Geary Family YMCA, a member of the Fostoria Chamber of Commerce and helps organize the Fostoria Cash Mob among other things.

Flores is to represent the 2nd Ward for a four-year term, ending Dec. 31, 2017.

Council also adopted an ordinance to approve a job description for Fostoria police chief.

In other news:

There was a second reading of an ordinance to amend the traffic control map and file, stating there shall be one handicapped parking space located in the right-of-way at 323 S. Wood St.

There was a second reading of an ordinance relating to medical, optical, dental and prescription benefits for elected officials of the city.

There was a first reading of an ordinance to authorize the mayor to enter into contracts with the state regarding bridge inspection program services.

Another ordinance was adopted, which allows the fire chief to apply for a grant to the Ottawa Seneca Sandusky Solid Waste District.