Table of
CSX Cranes for North Baltimore
Map of Spring Construction
ODOT and Economic Development
208 Plan Approval Process
Swan Creek at NARC
Low Impact Development Manual
Storm Drain Stenciling
Member Reception
Wood County
New Member-
Henry Township
Member Highlight-
Village of Lyons
Census Data

June 2010
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Innovative Cranes on the Way to North Baltimore
Construction and development of the CSX National Gateway Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore is moving ahead quickly...more

Highway Construction Map Now Online
TMACOG staff has recently updated a highway construction map to show major projects that are underway on area highways this spring... more

ODOT and Economic Growth
As a strategy to focus the mission of the department, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will consider economic growth a priority in making decisions about investments in transportation plans. To that end, ODOT is developing the Go OHIO plan...more


Region’s 208 Plan Moves Toward Approval
In discussions that have continued for the last year, the Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (208 Plan) for our region has been completely reviewed by cooperating partners. Important updates have been made covering sewerage responsibilities and how we will manage septic systems...more

Swan Creek Plan Model at National Meeting
At the annual meeting of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) in Cleveland, June 15-17, the Swan Creek Balanced Growth Plan will be a model for a workshop about regional decision-making and consensus...more

LID Manual for Planners and Builders
Engineers and planners in northwest Ohio are interested in strategies for protecting water sources and other natural elements as they build or renovate. At a Best Land Use Practices workshop held in Toledo May 5, these professionals learned about Low Impact Development (LID) and saw examples of best management practices (BMPs)...more

Drains are Just for Rain
On a windy day in May, teams armed with spray paint and stencils went to work in a south Toledo neighborhood...more


TMACOG to host Wood County Reception in June
Elected officials, TMACOG members, and community leaders in Wood County are invited to a reception Tuesday, June 29, 5-7 p.m. at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg. This casual reception is an annual opportunity for those in the county to meet with TMACOG staff to share county-wide concerns and opportunities...more

TMACOG Welcomes Henry Township
Trustees of Henry Township in Wood County voted recently to join TMACOG. Henry Township joins 35 other governments in Wood County, including six townships, as members of TMACOG. Henry Township includes the Village of North Baltimore and the new CSX intermodal yard that is part of the CSX National Gateway project.

Member Highlight: Village of Lyons

photo by Ron Murd

The Village of Lyons is a long-established small community in Fulton County Ohio, just south of the Michigan line. It was one of the first white settlements in the county when the rest of the inhabitants were Native Americans...more

Fun with Census Data

Anyone interested in different rates of returns in our area or any other part of country, can monitor the current census website. Click on the “view participation rates” box for details. As of April 27, Lucas Country response rate was 75% and Wood County was 79%, higher than the national return rate of 72%

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