- Tuesday City Council meeting recap
- Countdown To School Bond Vote
- School Resumes Thursday: Snow Alerts Return
- Esther Borte’s Celebration of Life
- Senior Center Hosts Baked Potato Bar Saturday
Last night’s City Council meeting included the appointment of a Mayor Pro Tem and Mayoral appointments plus ToledoTel’s food bank drive drawing for a 40” Vizio HDTV by Mayor Steve Dobosh.
ToledoTel’s annual drive netted more than $87 in cash in addition to 99 non-perishable goods to benefit Toledo’s Food Bank.
Police Chief John Brockmueller report “normal” activity since December 19 City Council meeting, nothing remarkable over the holidays. Officer Andrew Scrivner left the force, and reserve officers are rotating shifts to fill current need. The City plans to hire a replacement.
Public Works: The City Council welcomed Steve Blahut as the new Public Works Superintendent.
Blahut reported a notice from Department of Ecology regarding elevated BOD (biological oxygen demand) numbers, which Blahut stated was influenced by inflow and filtration.
Valve installation work on the water tower project scheduled for last week was postponed due to conditions. Toledo has tentatively scheduled a reduction in water pressure to carry out this valve placement for next week. Lewis County Tribune and The Other Toledo will post the date, and residents should anticipate low water pressure.
Planning Commission: No Report
Park Board: One candidate is under consideration to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Esther Borte, and it is hoped Borte’s vision for enhancing and upgrading Kemp Olson City Park will be carried forward.
- Council Member Greg Morosoff was voted Mayor Pro Tem for 2017.
- Mayoral appointments for 2017 passed.
- 2017 Amusement Device License application by National Entertainment Network passed.
Joh Jones addressed the council regarding Lewis County BOCC’s response to her suggestions for maintaining area Senior Centers under current county direction. Jones’ requests for details of line items on the county’s 2017 budget involving the senior centers brought little to no clarification. Jones is seeking support and input from the community for an equitable solution to keeping these community centers open.
John Morgan, Lewis County Tribune, recounted Toledo’s Senior Center as falling under City responsibility should other funding cease.
Council Member Guy Spratt asked about federal funds, but was informed that the centers did not qualify - currently they are under governmental jurisdiction - but they could qualify if they were non-profit entities.
Much discussion ensued.
Meeting adjourned 6:46 p.m.
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools is now counting down to the February 14 Bond Measure...
From Toledo Senior Center: Esther Borte’s Celebration of Life will be January 6. Funeral will be 11 a.m. at St Francis Catholic Church with a fellowship to follow at the Parish Hall.*
*If you plan to attend, please let Senior Center Leader Diana Haug know early so Friday’s Nutrition Lunch reservations get an accurate count.
Saturday: Toledo Senior Center invites the greater Toledo Community to join them Saturday…
Final day: Lewis County Fire District 2 is accepting applications for a part-time Firefighter/EMT. Application information is available online at http://www.toledofire2.com/index.html
*Applications accepted through today*
Diane Wallace / Human Resource Manager
Lewis County Fire District 2
150 North Second Street – Toledo
Today: ToledoTel’s Bingo Daily Number link here.
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