The Village of Pioneer is seeking help with mandated updates to its water treatment plant.

During a meeting last Thursday, the council passed a resolution allowing Village Administrator Al Fiser to apply for a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, according to April McMillen, village fiscal officer.

“It’s some upgrades that are going to be required from the (Ohio Environmental Protection Agency) that have to do with filtration,” she said. “It’s an $800,000 project and we’re applying for $325,000.”

The council also passed an ordinance prohibiting U-turns in the downtown area.

“They put some signs up but a lot of people do U-turns in front of the post office there and they’re trying to curb that,” McMillen said.

Also at the meeting:

• Council discussed possibly placing military flags in the downtown area, similar to those in Bryan and West Unity.

• Rose King attended to discuss ongoing efforts to find a location for a new library.

• McMillen said the T and W Parkway project is underway, but is behind schedule because of a late start due to weather.

• Council heard from the Northwest Ohio Community Action Committee, which said it served 893 lunches to 143 children in Pioneer this summer.

• Council went into an executive session to discuss property acquisition, sale of property and possible litigation.

• Council heard Toledo Tool and Die is looking to move into an existing facility in Pioneer and is currently hiring.

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