Mayor’s Corner

New year brings changes to city

By Kathy Huner - For the Expositor

Happy 2016 Wauseon. I hope this year has found you safe and warm. With our new year comes many changes for the City of Wauseon.

First, the Linfoot Street Project which started the beginning of November. This project is a joint city and ODOT project and is slated to be completed by the end of June. Sanitary mains are in but not connected yet. Testing is to be done on these lines soon.

Just a reminder that local traffic is only permitted in the construction zone. If you do not live or work on Linfoot Street, you are not allowed in the construction zone.

Wauseon City Council has three newly elected council members – Shane Chamberlin, Jeff Stiriz and first time elect, Scott Stiriz. City council members serve a four year term.

We have upgraded our website this year. If you go to you can view all of the upgrades to our departments, city officials and offices and view our new CGI video of Wauseon.

Thanks to the generous donation by Riegsecker’s Kennel, the Wauseon Fire Department has received its newest member, Blaze! Blaze is a 10 week old goldendoodle. Blaze will be living at the fire station.

He will be going through training for the first month or two to gain the skills necessary to educate our local children in fire safety and also act as a therapy dog in our Fire Prevention Program. If you click on the Fire Department website or go to their Facebook page you can view some cute pictures of Blaze.

We have a new Downtown Revitalization Committee which will meet this month to begin talking about new ADA compliance changes for our downtown district which will be funded through the Downtown Revitalization Grant. Hopefully we will see some new changes in our downtown area soon with this grant in place.

Wishing everyone a speedy January and let’s turn the page to February!
New year brings changes to city

By Kathy Huner

For the Expositor