FOSTORIA - Mayor Eric Keckler told Fostoria City Council Tuesday evening Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in council chambers at the Municipal Building. The commissioners decided after the fall election to participate in meetings throughout the county in making themselves more available for the county population.
Keckler recognized two groups with proclamations. Jackie Bodart represented the Northwest Ohio MS Society as Keckler recognized March as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. Keckler also recognized Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with a proclamation presented to Lew Hurst of Seneca County Opportunity Center.
Keckler also announced a firefighter/paramedic entrance-level exam for the city fire department. Packets for the exam are to be available at the mayor's office, 213 S. Main St., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through April 9 and at www.ci.fostoria.oh.us.
The tests include physical agility at 9 a.m. April 13 at the Fostoria fire division, and a written exam April 18 at a time to be announced, also at the fire division. The oral review board is to be May 4, with qualifying candidates receiving further details.
First Federal Bank and the city are to host an Easter egg scramble at Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School. Doors are to open at 10 a.m. March 23 for an opportunity to have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny and Earn E. Eagle, with the scramble commencing at 11 a.m. Prizes, crafts and coloring activities are to be available through Fostoria Community Arts Council. Children up to 10 years of age may participate for this free event by bringing their own Easter basket.
Council passed three pieces of legislation as emergencies, with the three readings rule waived.
One authorized the mayor to enter into an agreement on behalf of the city with the Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority for the purpose of administration and implementation of the HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program, financed under the Community Development Block Grant HOME Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Another authorized the mayor to enter into an agreement on behalf of the city with WSOS Community Action Commission Inc. for the administration and implementation of the Community Housing Improvement Program financed under the Community Development Block Grant Program and the HOME Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The third authorizes the mayor to enter into an agreement with the Ohio attorney general's office to collect money due to the city relating to court costs assessed by Fostoria Municipal Court, income tax due and payable as well as money due to the city for emergency medical services.
The next meeting of the city council is set for 7:30 p.m. March 19 in council chambers at the Municipal Building.