Fostoria panel OKs water pollution project

Fostoria panel OKs water pollution project.
FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council approved an agreement Tuesday evening to start the process for a more than $10 million Ohio Environmental Protection Agency-mandated project.
City Engineer Dan Thornton said the design work for the plan could be paid for with a $675,000, zero-interest loan to begin this year.
If the city is approved for the loans, Thornton said the work must begin quickly.
Thornton also said there were issues with a screw pump at the water treatment plant.
“Without screw pumps, we aren’t treating any water.” In other news, City Auditor Steve Garner said income tax revenue was down about 21.6 percent from last year at this time.
The city has collected about $1.6 million in the first four months of 2017 compared to a little more than $2 million in 2016.
During old business, council approved a $340,000 loan through the Revolving Loan Fund to TJS Tri-County Properties.
She said the project is a $1.7 million investment that is to bring 15 jobs.
Smith said recent activity in the Revolving Loan Fund is a good thing for the city.

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