France honored at Council meeting

George France receives a proclamation from Mayor Craig Stough.

Sylvania City Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as Feb. 20 was President’s Day.
Mayor Craig Stough began the meeting with a proclamation recognizing George France. He recently stepped down as the city of Sylvania’s representative on Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District (SAJRD). France joined the SAJRD Board in 1999 and was involved in many significant projects including the expansion and field house construction at Tam-O-Shanter and the Centennial Terrace and Quarry renovations.
Chief Danilynn Miller then introduced new police officer Connor Cytlaks, a graduate of Northview High School. He received his BBA in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo and is a recent graduate of the Owens Community College Police Academy.
In regular business, the City of Sylvania’s Service Director Kevin Aller proposed the purchase of right-of-way property for the Monroe Street and US 23 interchange for $535,000.  He also requested accepting the proposal from and awarding the $5,906,737.56 contract to Mosser Construction for the Monroe Street and Silica Drive improvement and the Silica Drive Bridge replacement project.  He then requested accepting the proposal by Fisbeck to provide professional engineering and surveying services for $51,311 for the Main Street and Oakland Court improvement projects. The ordinances were passed unanimously.
In addition, ordinances were discussed and passed regarding the revision of the Administrative, Departmental, and Divisional Organization of the city and to adopt and enact current replacement pages to the city’s Codified Ordinance.
As the Finance Committee meeting originally scheduled for 6:30 pm was canceled, a rescheduled meeting will be held on April 3 at 6:30 pm. Information on Columbia Gas and its planned updates in Sylvania was shared.
The next regular City Council meeting will be held on March 6 at 7:30 pm.

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