FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Council is looking to obtain the maximum service for the price on upcoming capital improvement projects.
Requests for qualifications, or RFQs, will be sought from firms interested in projects related to wastewater and water treatment, environmental and transportation. RFQs must be sought based on Ohio law. Council passed an ordinance allowing Safety-Service Director Allyson Murray to request the RFQs for projects being considered for 2013 through 2016.
Sections 1305.08 and .09 of the codified ordinances, pertaining to an abatement of nuisances and penalties from the city's zoning inspector, were amended.
A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at city hall to discuss a potential rezoning of single family, two- and multifamily residences now in commercial zones to residential status.
James Schreck, a member of the Fostoria Planning Commission, told council the current status could possibly keep 60 to 70 homes in Fostoria from refinancing since current zoning restrictions do not allow such homes to be replaced.
In other business:
Mayor Eric Keckler continues to seek funding for demolition of Footlighters playhouse.
Auditor Steve Garner has made improvements to Internet service within city hall.
Environmental engineering firm Burgess and Niple Ltd. is to begin field work on Reservoir 5 repair.
Two website companies soon to be narrowed down to one for upgrade services to city website.
Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at city hall.