Pete Gerken

Type: Person
Name: Pete Gerken
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Officials surprised at possible EPA action

Published: Monday, 8/11/2014 - Updated: 50 seconds agoMayor says state never hinted at taking over water plantBY TOM TROYBLADE POLITICS WRITERIf the head of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency had said two months ago that he was thinking of taking ... [Published Toledoblade.com - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Effort to create regional water authority taking shape

Advocates of a regional water district believe Toledo's recent water crisis now gives them momentum to create a broadbased water district.Toledo has run its water distribution system for decades and that has given the city a certain amount of political ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Lucas County Commissioners Declare State of Emergency

Today Lucas County Commissioners unanimously declared the county in a state of emergency in an emergency board meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the EMT Training Center. The declaration runs from the time that the City of Toledo issued ... [Published Noodls - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

County commissioners taking steps to address algal blooms

Lucas county leaders are taking action against algal blooms in Lake Erie."We have saved the lake once, we can do it again," Commissioner Carol Contrada told 13abc.Commissioners adopted three resolutions during a special meeting Thursday afternoon.Commissioner ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Commissioners to hold meeting on water crisis

Lucas County Commissioners to hold special meeting addressing recent algae-induced water crisisThe Lucas County Commissioners said they will take action during a special meeting today to address the recent algae-induced water crisis .In a meeting this ... [Published Toledoblade.com - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Lucas County merges 2 departments

Economic development agencies combined to save costsLucas County will have one new department trying to do a better job of two existing ones starting Aug. 4, the result of which — if all goes as planned — will be more streamlined efforts to promote economic ... [Published Toledoblade.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area.Tuesday, commissioners will combine economic development and workforce training and run both operations out of a new county department called Planning and Development.Job growth in Lucas County ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Extra funding given for underpass

Published: Wednesday, 7/16/2014 - Updated: 1 minute agoODOT will provide cost overrun if necessaryBY MARK REITERBLADE STAFF WRITERLucas County commissioners Tuesday approved allocating the nearly $3 million the Ohio Department of Transportation wants ... [Published Toledoblade.com - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Toledo considering buying--not renting--Government Center

Toledo has operated city government out of One Government Center on Jefferson Street since 1983.The rent’s been very affordable at $7 a square foot but the state has let the maintenance go and wants to increase the rent.The building is 22-floors tall ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 14 2014]

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"It's a distribution system that is under stress," Gerken said. "i'm not faulting the city, it's a huge enterprise to keep running a 70 or 80 year old plant on their own resources."
...Gerken said, "it's going to be difficult for a business to say i lost two days worth of customers, my breakfast, lunch and dinner crowd, can i get a check."
...Lucas County Commissioner, Pete Gerken (D) says, this is a hardship on businesses. "we understand that this could be up to half-a-billion dollars in economic impact going into two or three days" Gerken told reporters

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Effort to create regional water authority takin... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 11 2014]
Officials surprised at possible EPA action [Published Toledoblade.com - Aug 11 2014]
Lucas County Commissioners Declare State of Eme... [Published Noodls - Aug 09 2014]
County commissioners taking steps to address al... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 08 2014]
Commissioners to hold meeting on water crisis [Published Toledoblade.com - Aug 07 2014]
Lucas County merges 2 departments [Published Toledoblade.com - Jul 30 2014]
Lucas County to unify economic development efforts [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 28 2014]
Extra funding given for underpass [Published Toledoblade.com - Jul 16 2014]
Toledo considering buying--not renting--Governm... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 14 2014]
Storm cost NW OH $5 Billion says commissioner [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jan 08 2014]
Roads "dangerous, unsafe" says sheriff [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jan 07 2014]
Lucas County preparing for immigrant resettlement [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Dec 17 2013]
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