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Perrysburg City Council swears in Weisenburger PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 09:49
PERRYSBURG - After a heated appointment process late last month, council officially inducted Sara Weisenburger into its ranks Tuesday night.
Weisenburger was sworn in by Mayor Nelson Evans during a ceremony at the beginning of the council meeting.
Weisenburger was appointed by a vote of 4-2 at a special meeting last week to the council seat vacated by Maria Ermie. The previous week, her appointment was blocked by a tied 3-3 vote after three councilmen voiced their support for Rebecca Williams, one of four other applicants for the seat.
Councilman John Kevern, who had backed Williams, changed his vote during last week's meeting, allowing Weisenburger to be chosen.
The seat is among three council seats coming up for election this November. Weisenburger has already announced her candidacy for council.
In other business, council heard that Geoff and Melissa Kies, owners of the 5th Street Pub, 109 W. Fifth St., are appealing a decision by the Planning Commission last week. The appeal will move to a public hearing and council's Planning and Zoning Committee for consideration.
The 5th Street Pub was denied a special approval use for a patio at the business, following an outcry from neighbors in the 100 block of West Fifth Street who complained about parking issues, as well as noise and vulgar language coming from the patio at night.
"I think there's enough cause that I think this can be resolved with some sort of compromise," said Council President Joe Lawless.
The public hearing was scheduled for July 9 at
5:30 p.m.
In other business, council:
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Heard from City Administrator Bridgette Kabat that transit firm Ride Right is in the process of hiring employees for the upcoming public transportation service, slated to start July 1.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Approved further legislation to place a 1-mill refuse levy on the November ballot. The measure has been approved by voters every two years since the mid-1980s.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Authorized a $34,900 contract with Proudfoot and Associates for engineering services during resurfacing projects to take place this year.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Approved a $4,750 agreement with CSX for rights associated with a right-of-way at Roachton Road.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Approved a $46,500 contract with Arcadis for design work on the Cherry Street Sewer Separation District project.
Council member Tim McCarthy was absent from the meeting.

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