FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Council met Wednesday night, announcing the Ohio Department of Transportation is to conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in council chambers to discuss the abandonment of SR 613. Council previously approved a resolution in support of the action, which is to eliminate truck traffic on certain streets.
Marvin Dabish, a representative of Players Club Internet Cafe, said if council's planned fees are enacted, he would have to close the business. Fees include an annual $4,000 licensing fee and $250 for each device, payable annually. He suggested council consider reducing the fees. Council representatives will meet with Dabish to discuss the fees and consider a modification.
A first reading of an ordinance amending ordinance 2011-31 was made. The ordinance sets the pay for the mayor's executive secretary at between $12 and $14 per hour and may work up to 40 hours per week. The position is not to allow medical benefits but accepts holidays and vacation time. Salary is to be paid through the sewer and water funds, general fund and the street fund. The ordinance also addresses the employment of the zoning inspector, seasonal employees and miscellaneous part-time positions.
A second reading was made of a resolution having state general assembly and state supreme court draft legislation amending parts of Ohio Revised Code Title 19 regarding combining Tiffin and Fostoria municipal courts.
In other action, council approved ordinances
Ratifying and accepting real property offered for forfeiture to the city.
Authorizing safety service director to contract for repairs at Reservoir 5.
Authorizing the mayor to negotiate with Ohio Attorney General's Office for collection of money due to the city for court costs from municipal court.
Approving license pay for working foremen in Department of Public Service.
Giving consent to ODOT and allowing mayor to contract for resurfacing parts of SR 199 and SR 587.
Authorizing bids for water treatment chemicals.
Allowing the safety service director to execute final settlement in NAT Transportation Inc. vs. City of Fostoria.
Certifying application for settlement, accepting $5,000 through class action suit of city of Greenville vs. Syngenta Crop Protection regarding aatrazine in some water systems.
Accepting amounts and rates as determined by budget commission and authorizing necessary tax levies, certifying them to county auditor.
Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the municipal building.