Table of
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FEATURES
2010 TMACOG General Assembly
Letter from the Chair
Reminder: Directory of Public Officials
TRANSPORTATION
Passenger Rail News
Fort to Port Update
2035 Plan Update
in Progress
ENVIRONMENT
Great Lakes Legacy Act
Portage River Basin News
Student Watershed watch
Report on Wet Weather Workshop
NEWSFILES
Map gallery:
Deer Accident Map
2010 Census Report
Thank You Black Swamp Conservancy
Member News:
BGSU Award
Member Highlight:
Village of RisingSun

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TMACOG 2010 General Assembly
“ Building our Own Bootstraps: How to Grow the Regional Economy”.... more

A Letter to Elected Officials
The November elections are concluded and the citizens have selected their representation. At TMACOG, we want to welcome and congratulate newly elected people, and send our profound thanks to those whose elected service is completed.....more

We Need Your Information
TMACOG produces the annual Directory of Public Officials each year. In November, we sent out a mailing to non-governmental members, schools, and social and environmental agencies in the region. If you received a mailing and haven’t returned it yet, please do so right away....more

TRANSPORTATION____________________

Regional Passenger Rail Plans Pick Up Speed
With initial funding from Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC), the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) is reviewing credentials and selecting a consultant for the next step in the development of the Ohio Hub passenger rail system. The job for the consultant will be Program-level Environmental Impact Studies (PEIS) to identify routes, station locations, and major capital projects (such as overpasses or bridges) that will be needed to upgrade existing freight rail tracks for faster passenger trains...more

Fort to Port About Halfway Complete
With 23 more miles of new US 24 opened in October, the project to widen the highway from Fort Wayne, Indiana to near the Port of Toledo is just about halfway complete ...more

2035 Plan Update Process Begins
TMACOG’s current long range transportation plan is due for its first review...more

ENVIRONMENT________________________

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funded
for 2010
In a significant step toward the restoration and protection of Lake Erie, President Obama signed legislation that authorized $475 million for fiscal year 2010. Ed Hammett, executive director of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, explained the significance of the legislation in a letter to agencies concerned with the Great Lakes ....more

Portage River Basin Council Report

  • A nominating committee has been formed to review and nominate new leadership for the Portage River Basin Council in 2010. People interested in participating are invited to contact Elaine Moebius 419.241.9155 ext. 139 ...more

Water Quality Testing Results Presented in Student Summit
The 20th annual Student Watershed Watch concluded with a Student Summit on Friday, November 20 at the University of Toledo ....more

Stormwater Workshop Focused on Green Infrastructure
At one time, people dealing with stormwater simply led it into pipes and sent it into the storm sewer system. Where stormwater and sanitary systems are combined, this could lead to flooding and release of untreated sewage into water ways. Current Best Management Practices now focus on how to handle stormwater right where it lands ....more

NEWS FILES _______________________

Deer/Auto Accident Season
November and December are the months when the majority of deer collisions occur ...more

2010 Census Critical to Jurisdictions
At a special presentation following TMACOG’s October Board of Trustees meeting, local representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau explained the role of the Census and encouraged all jurisdictions to assist in getting a full and accurate count of their residents...more


Black Swamp Conservancy-First in 2010

Thank you to the Black Swamp Conservancy. The agency was the first TMACOG member to renew membership for 2010. The Perrysburg-based conservancy works to conserve and protect natural and agricultural lands in northwest Ohio. Thank you for your continued support of TMACOG.


Member News: BGSU Wins National Award

Bowling Green State University has announced that the university is the winner of the Awards of Excellence granted by the Economic Development Association. BGSU was recognized for research about how to determine the most promising sites in Ohio for production of industrial wind turbines...more

Member Highlight: Village of Risingsun

Risingsun Mayor Rick Whetsel is happy to report that a long-planned sewer update for the village of 600 people is almost complete. Planning for the new system began in 2006 with warnings from the Ohio EPA to shut down ancient septic systems and develop a water treatment program. Mayor Whetsel knew that the work was necessary. Most buildings in the village were built before 1950 and many before 1939. Before the new system, many houses shared both a well and a septic system with a neighbor ...more

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