Landlords voice their concerns

Two local landlords expressed their concerns over Tiffin City Council’s consideration of waiving a past due sewer bill for the East Green location, Monday.

Council is within the second reading of an ordinance to waive sewer bills for the East Green park property. Representatives appeared before council in November asking for a waiving of the bills that in the amount of about $30,000.

Nancy Grandillo, a Tiffin resident and local landlord, said she and other landlords are at times stuck with overdue sewer bills themselves from tenants, which are then put toward their tax bills.

“It is a slap in the face,” Grandillo said.

Grandillo said the money could be used to help lower-income residents be able to visit the city pool or look into the ongoing area flooding issues, to name a few.

On another issue, council was presented with an update from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership on local events and developments that are ongoing within the city and Seneca County. Discussed were topics of workforce demand, downtown, industrial, community, rural and small businesses.

In addition, the annual Tiffin City Budget is completed. Council has scheduled a budget hearing to review the budget for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Special meetings to consider and approve the budget have also been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 23.

The Tiffin Police Department has also welcomed new Patrol Officer Elizabeth Miller and Officer Scott McDole has been promoted to Sergeant.

Mayor Aaron Montz also mentioned to council the city has received an additional $100,000 towards its street paving program projects from the Ohio Public Works Department. The city applied and was ranked fourth out of about 80 different projects.

In other news, council approved the following resolutions and ordinances – based on council’s three reading rule:

* Approved an ordinance to approve the six-month extension of contracts with the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership for marketing, communication and economic development services – with suspension of the three reading rule.