Tom Waniewski's latest newsletter

Snow Plowing

I have received many emails regarding the snow plowing. Most, I am happy to say, have been complimentary of the work done. This has been a challenging winter to say the least.

The city uses, on average, 33,000 tons of salt a year. They had 47,000 tons on hand at the start of the season due to good planning by the department. Dave Welch and his crew are to be commended.

There are still some areas of District 5 where the leaf pick-up has not been completed, and that has made for a snowy, messy, mix.

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Garbage Changes

By now you've experienced the "rotating" refuse pick up. It will take some getting used to. The reason for the new scheduling is to eliminate Saturday pick ups after holidays. The city is trying to save overtime costs by eliminating the Saturday pick ups. I will be sending out an easy-to-follow refuse calendar very soon, so please watch your mail box for the calendar. My goal is to send a calendar to every home in my district. Thanks to the generosity of Marco's, Columbia Gas, The University of Toledo, and ProMedica for making it possible for me to produce and mail these calendars.

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Important News for Columbia Gas Customers

Natural gas customers in the Douglas and Ledyard area will
benefit from Columbia Gas of Ohio’s $2 billion pipeline improvement
program.

Approximately 800 customers living on 21 streets bounded by Central
Avenue, Aldringham Road, Monroe Street, Bellevue Road, Groveland Road and
Drummond Road will be impacted starting next month.

The work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas
service. Customers will be contacted via letter in advance of the scheduled
work. Columbia Gas will make personal contact with customers prior to
shutting off service and to schedule re-light appointments.

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District Notes

Armory Sale: The city has received an offer to purchase the old Armory on Secor north of Sylvania. Details on the purchase price are still being worked out.

Rat Patrol: The health department is adding another rodent officer. He started this month. The addition is due to a grant the department received.

Getting Ovar It: The gynecological cancer support group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Flower Hospital Hickman Cancer Center.

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Thats pretty neat that Tom does that. At least it shows he gives a crap about his area, now if we could just get Craig of his fat rear end, that would be nice. As for the plowing in my neighborhood. I have a neighbor to thank, surely not the city!

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