Sunny Farms reports no issues

After months of citizen complaints and dialogue with city officials, Ben Nutter of Sunny Farms Landfill told Fostoria City Council Wednesday that after two rounds water and soil testing, no contamination was found.

“I sense a real and genuine commitment to do things right,” councilman Greg Cassidy said “It’s not a temporary fix and there is no smoke and mirrors here by Sunny Farms.”

Sunny Farms has been trying to improve its landfill that is located just south of Fostoria after the board of health informed it that it did not intend to renew the company’s license after the Environmental Protection Agency cited with numerous health and safety violations.

In other business:

• Announced that the fireworks show is scheduled for dusk at Foundation Park on July 6 and will include an old-time baseball game, a cutest-pet contest and a talent show.

• Approved an ordinance authorizing Safety Service Director Deb Hellman to seek bids on roadwork.

• Heard a first reading of a resolution to adopt a tentative tax budget for 2020. The budget estimates total receipts at $9,554,806 and total expenditures at $8,044,923.