Citizen presents recommendation to panel

FOSTORIA — Citizen Paul Allison addressed Fostoria City Council at Tuesday’s meeting during public participation. He renewed his recommendation that council revise the residency ordinance. Now, an employee could live in Lucas County as far north as the Michigan line. He also raised the issue of charges for public records. The city charges 25 cents per page where surrounding municipalities charge 8-15 cents.

Council voted to expedite the reading process so they could act on a resolution to approve a Revolving Fund loan to Ohio Logistics IV in the amount of $750,000. The loan fund, administered by Fostoria Economic Development Corp., uses state funds, not money from income or real estate tax. The loan is for five years at 2.85 percent interest.

Council accepted the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission authoring the necessary tax levies.

Mayor Eric Keckler was authorized to prepare an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Programs to execute contracts as required.

The first reading of an ordinance to establish the underground storage tank fund was read.

Keckler invited citizens to join the Sept. 11 observance at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday at the fire station. He also said Saturday is to be the last farmers market of the season.