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Perrysburg council honors retiring Maria Ermie PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 27 April 2013 08:30
PERRYSBURG - City Council honored retiring council member Maria Ermie Tuesday evening for her service to the city.
Council also gave a reading to a resolution honoring her.
Ermie announced at the April 16 meeting that she would be resigning from council at the end of this month due to health issues. Ermie has served since 2001 and has chaired the Personnel Committee for 11 years. She has also served on the Finance, Service-Safety, Planning and Zoning, and Health, Sanitation and Public Utilities committees.
She was not present at the meeting, and council President Joe Lawless said he wanted to wait to actually pass the resolution until she was able to attend.
Council has 30 days after Ermie steps down to appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of her term.
Her seat is one of three council seats up for election in November - the other seats are currently held by Lawless and Mike Olmstead, who has announced his candidacy for mayor.
Mayor Nelson Evans said that applications for those seeking to fill the rest of Ermie's term will be due April 30. One application has already been submitted, and two others are currently out.
In other business, council:
• Passed a measure levying special assessments for the separation of combined sewers within Cherry Street Sewer Separation District 208. The ordinance allows Finance Director Dave Creps to notify property owners of the costs assessed to them for the work performed. The total assessment is $174,688.67, or a third of the cost of the project,
• Approved the purchase of a three-quarter ton truck from Brondes Ford for the Department of Public Service at the cost of $26,077.
• Approved a $175,700 agreement with the Fort Meigs YMCA for the management of the municipal pool. A second agreement with the YMCA was approved to provide swimming lessons and aquatic exercise at the pool.
• Approved a $10,540 agreement with Lake Erie Electric of Toledo for work at Rotary Community Park.

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