The Toledo City Council interviewed a couple of candidates for planning commission Wednesday night and when they were done, Mayor Ralph Grutzmacher made the selection. He chose Paul Johnson who now sits on the town’s planning commission.
There is, however, still a vacancy on another important town body – the City Council. Applications from those who would like to serve are due by May 21st, no later than 5pm. The council will interview the candidates and then make their selection.
Police Chief David Enyeart made the announcement to the city council Wednesday evening that police Sergeant Michael Helton, who has helped run the police department while Chief Enyeart was fulfilling his duties as a Brigadere General in the National Guard overseas, will soon be leaving his post. Enyeart said Helton has taken a position with Chevron Oil Company in Kern County, near Bakersfield, CA. Enyeart says Helton has lots of family in that part of California and will enjoy returning home. Enyeart said he’d like to promote an officer from within the department to take Helton’s place as the police sergeant and then hire a new recruit to replace him.
The city council also authorized Public Works Director Adam Denlinger to order and install a $30,000 piece of equipment designed to allow the town’s sewer plant process waste better. Denlinger told the council that the current system has two speeds for supplying oxygen to the bacterial consumption process: on and off. Denlinger says the new system will funnel oxygen into the digestive process based on the amount and strength of waste coming into the plant which will allow the plant to run far more efficiently.