FOSTORIA - Fostoria city council withdrew support of the Fostoria Emergency Corps at its Tuesday evening meeting, amending the section of the codified ordinance which had recognized the corps. Replacing the group will be others volunteering under the title of citizens emergency community response team, or CERT, and will be administered by the safety-service director.
CERT allows those 18 and older to participate in a training program which covers preparing for disasters, fire safety, basic disaster medical procedures and basic search and rescue. The Emergency Corps had been serving Fostoria for half a century.
Charles Hall, whose wife Judge Barbara Marley died recently, addressed city council and thanked them for the kindness shown after her passing.
City council heard the first readings of two ordinances and one resolution, dealing with vacating an alley in the first ward, amending a codified ordinance regarding registration of contractors, and authorizing Mayor Eric Keckler to file for 2012 Community Development Block Grant funds to assist with sidewalk improvements.
In his mayor's report, Keckler said an award for heroism will be presented to Tyler Smith ay 4 p.m. Monday. Smith retrieved a resident from a sinking vehicle in a city reservoir in early May. David Valente and Terrence Johnson, who assisted in the rescue, will also be recognized for their contributions.
He also said:
Fostoria Glass Pageant is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Fostoria High School. The deadline for 4- to 18-year-olds to register is today at Keckler's office at city hall.
Farmers Market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Key Bank, 133 W. Tiffin St., city selling discounted pool passes.
Ken Drew fishing derby is 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Reservoir 2, games and snacks until noon.
Fostoria Flag Fund flag dedication is at 6 p.m. June 14 at Key Bank parking lot at South Street location.
The Glass Heritage Festival is July 20-21 in the downtown area. Keckler said any group or organization that would like to be a sponsor can contact his office at (419) 435- 8282. The festivities includes rides, games and music.
The next meeting of council will be 7:30 p.m. June 5 at city hall.