The Board of Wood County Commissioners is excited to introduce the County’s
First Electronic Newsletter. The newsletter is intended to provide citizens with
relevant information regarding County operations. We believe it is vital to keep
the citizens informed and involved in the County. The newsletter will be published
and distributed by email periodically. It will available on the County's website
as well as the Commissioners’ Facebook page.
If you would like to be added to future distributions, then please send an email
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Commissioners Refinance Bond, Saving Taxpayers Money
The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus recently refinanced the bond that was used to finance significant capital
improvements to the Wood County District Public Library. The original bond was issued in 2002 and refinanced in 2007 with an interest rate of 5.5%.
The newly refinanced bond has a value of $2,665,000, and based on the new interest rate of 2.16%, Wood County taxpayers will save $441,996. Bond payments will end in December 2027.
In 2001, voters in the library district approved a 0.041 mill, 25 year bond issue that generated $4,950,000 for the purpose of renovating, improving and adding to
the existing main public library facility of the Wood County Public Library District, including equipment, furnishings, parking facilities and site improvements.
Michael Penrod, Director of the Wood County District Public Library stated, “Please let the Commissioners know how much we here at WCDPL appreciate all they do for
us as our Appointing Authority AND as our Taxing Authority! This savings for the taxpayer is awesome!”
For additional information, please contact Kelly O’Boyle, Assistant Wood County Administrator.
Spirit of Wood County Awards to be Awarded on October 22
Twelve Wood County residents are scheduled for recognition by the Wood County Commissioners on October 22, as they present the annual Spirit of Wood County
Awards at 2 p.m. in the Alvin L. Perkins Atrium, at the Wood County Courthouse Complex.
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Mike Sibbersen, County Auditor, Retires
The Offices of Wood County extend sincere thanks to Mike for all of his hard work and dedication to the County over the past 40 years. Mike began as Auditor December 1, 1993.
He will be missed and we wish him much happiness in his retirement.
On September 26th the Commissioners appointed Matt Oestreich as the acting Auditor until the Republican Central Committee selects the new Auditor on October 11th to
finish Mike’s remaining term which ends March 10, 2019.
Road Closures and Detours in the Perrysburg Area
Perrysburg has quite a few projects in the works that are leading to some road closures and detours. Read more about the closures in the News section.
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