Table of
Regional Water
Discussion Begins
SWAG Award
Permeable Pavement Solves
Stormwater Problem
Ottawa River Projects Funded
Ottawa River Dredging Update
Ohio Conference on Freight Taking Shape
Progress on Fort to Port
Bike Week 2010
Car Buy Program Seeks Applicants
Give Toledo Wheels
NARC Conference
Member Highlight-
Village of
Monroe County Reception
Staff Changes
Bowling Green State University Centennial

July 2010
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Discussion Opened to Explore Regional Water Management Options
TMACOG is helping facilitate a conversation among the City of Toledo, the jurisdictions in Lucas and Wood counties and the immediately contiguous counties about how we provide water in the area...more


SWAG Receives Outstanding Performance Award
The TMACOG Stormwater Action Group was recognized for its leadership promoting construction site erosion control practices...more

Example of Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Management
A type of concrete that allows water to pass through the pavement is one strategy designers and engineers are using to better manage stormwater. Recently, the City of Toledo used this method to solve a tricky problem...more

Two Ottawa River Projects to Receive Funding
The U.S. EPA, through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, has approved an application from the City of Toledo for an Ottawa River watershed scrap yard pollution prevention program. TMACOG will be working with the city in that project. In other Ottawa River news, an application from the Partners for Clean Streams - Restoring Ottawa River Wetlands & Habitat in the Maumee Area of Concern, restoring wetlands and river function in the Ottawa River Watershed was selected. The project focuses on river and wetland restoration including focus in Camp Miakonda.

Ottawa River Dredging Update
Members of the TMACOG Environmental Council held their May meeting at the Ottawa River dredging site and got a project overview and update from Robert Rule of de maximis, the company managing the project...more


TLCPA and CSX Celebration
On June 17, 2010, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority dedicated and named two new Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes today in a joint ceremony with CSX at the Toledo Maritime Center...more

Ohio Conference on Freight Taking Shape
Preparations for the fourth annual Ohio Conference on Freight are well underway. The conference is important for anyone connected to the freight industry in Ohio and the Great Lakes Region. Attendees will join transportation officials and the private sector and university research institutions to discuss the present issues, current trends, and what’s ahead...more

Progress on Fort to Port: U.S. 24
The Fort to Port project is a series of construction projects that began in 2006 that are converting U.S. 24 from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway extending from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Toledo. The whole series of projects are on schedule to be completed in July 2012...more

Rainy Bike Week 2010

For the first time in many years, rain cancelled many Bike Week events. Senator Teresa Fedor did set off in the rain for her ride from Glendale-Fielbach school to Columbus, and Mayor Bell, Police Chief Navarre, and Fire Chief Wolever all braved the rain on Bike to Work Day...more

Commuter Services_____________________

Car Buy Program Thriving – Seeking Qualified Applicants
The TMACOG Car Buy program was started in 2001 when people working to help parents with transportation to work decided that vouchers for buses and taxis were not nearly as helpful as a personal car. Since 2001, 573 clients have participated in Car Buy and received cars or vans thus far. In fiscal year 2010, 36 clients have received vehicles and 14 applicants are taking the classes required before receiving cars...more

Give Toledo Wheels
Support TMACOG’s Commuter Services department and the Car Buy program by donating your unwanted car, van, RV, motorcycle, boat, etc. Donations are tax deductible and we will arrange to pick up vehicles including those that don’t run. For more information, see the website, or call Russ Stasiak at 419.241.9155 ext. 158.

MEMBER NEWS________________________

NARC Annual Meeting
At the annual meeting of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) held in June, 2010, in Cleveland the Ohio Association of Regional Councils (OARC) was the recipient of the 2010 Ray Award. The Ohio Association of Regional Councils is comprised of regional agencies like TMACOG that represent more than 10.5 million residents across Ohio...more

Member Highlight: Village of Whitehouse

Village of Whitehouse
Whitehouse is a growing village located in southwest Lucas County, in the Oak Openings region and near other protected parklands including Blue Creek Conservation Area. The village population has grown by several hundred in the last few years. In the 2000 Census, population was estimated at 2,733. In 2010 the population is now about 4,000. Land use within the 3.5 square miles of the village is mostly residential but includes some growing industrial and business properties...more

TMACOG to Host Monroe County Reception
TMACOG members in Monroe County, elected officials, and community leaders are invited to a reception Thursday, July 15, 5-7 p.m. at the 4-H Activity Center at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, M50 at Raisinville Rd., in Monroe. The reception will include a presentation by Judy See, Monroe County 4-H youth educator, and Warren Siebarth, Monroe County Fair manager. Ms. See will describe how 4-H positively impacts the lives of young people, and Mr. Siebarth will update us on the many activities planned for this year’s fair. For more information or to register contact Greg Gettum at 800.245.9155 ext. 132 or The TMACOG Monroe County reception is sponsored by Beckett & Raeder, and Monroe Bank & Trust.

TMACOG Staff Changes
TMACOG president Tony Reams has regretfully accepted the resignation of Executive Secretary Cindy Bland, and would like to announce that Jennifer Allen took over that position at TMACOG as of June 1...more

Bowling Green State University Centennial

Congratulations to Bowling Green State University as the school reaches its 100-year milestone. BGSU and Kent State University were both formed when the 1910 Lowry Bill was passed in Ohio creating new teachers’ colleges in northern Ohio. From a “normal” school dedicated to creating educators, BGSU has developed into a university with nearly 20,000 students who study business, health, environmental sciences, and arts, as well as education.

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Upcoming Events

2010 Ohio Conference on Freight
September 14- 15
Dana Conference Center at the Toledo Hilton

Ottawa County Reception
Thursday, October 14
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge