Perrysburg talks worker’s compensation increase

PERRYSBURG – The town of Perrysburg will see an increase to a line item next year due to county increases. Worker’s compensation will increase by more than $7,000 for 2014.

Budget Officer Cindy Lauer announced county worker’s compensation will increase by an estimated $7,144 next year. The town can stay with the county’s plan, but will have to withdraw by Aug. 1. Lauer said the town would need about three months to preview.

“It’s too late to do anything this year,” Lauer said.

The town has the option to look into alternatives for worker’s compensation for 2015 and will look into those different options. The town accepted the county’s contract for 2014 with the estimated increase.

The speed limit was increased on Peck Hill Road in the town. The speed increased to 45 mph for the 0.4 miles of Buffalo Street. Long-time board of assessment review member Ivan Pecnik was recognized for his more than 30 years of service to the town. He submitted his resignation letter, which the town board approved. The town also approved a request to close Panther Drive on Sept. 14 from 4 to 9 p.m. for a Kan Jam tournament.

Code Enforcement Officer James Pacanowski also corrected a statement from a prior month. He said he was given misinformation but the town can place grass mowing expenses onto the tax roll if a resident has walked away from the property. According to Pacanowski, there is no guarantee the town will be paid for the taxes.

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