FOSTORIA - The city may be going to the dogs, Council learned at its Tuesday night meeting.
Council voted to begin a five-week bidding process which could allow three organizations to collaborate and utilize their specialties to maintain, upgrade and make additions to Meadowlake Park, including the construction of a dog park by Junior Athletic Association. Other projects pending are to include renovations of baseball diamonds, tennis courts and concession stands.
Fostoria Community Foundation and Geary Family YMCA said they also would like to participate in the improvements. With funding being provided by foundation and management provided by YMCA, Mayor John Davoli told council the park is to continue to be open with programs going on as usual.
In other news, council approved:
An ordinance stating requirements for operation of a residential refuse collection business.
In other news, Council also voted down the prohibition of certain synthetic drugs use, possession and sale.
Davoli noted the groundbreaking for the new rail park is to be Sept. 23.
Finance Director Steve Garner predicted at the finance committee meeting, which occurred prior to council's regular meeting, that budgets would be balanced by the end of the fiscal year. It was reported that the water revenue fund was in the red due in part to the doubling of the cost of chemicals.
The next meeting of city council is to be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the municipal building,