By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
St. Marys, Ohio -
St. Marys will soon see an upgrade to its municipal electric system, something that was approved at Monday night's city council meeting. Council voted to suspend legislation and pass an emergency ordinance authorizing employment of Spectrum Engineering to conduct an electrical distribution study. It was suggested by Mayor Patrick McGowan and Public Service Director Jason Little, after residents and business owners expressed anger with the city's 30 to 90 second power outages. The 120 thousand dollar price tag may be steep, but could pay off in the long run.
Council also voted to approve an emergency ordinance, naming Eric Ostling as the incoming Director of Public Service and Safety. Mayor McGowan began the search to fill the position after Jason Little submitted his resignation as Director of Public Service and Safety, effective October 27th, 2012.
Ostling and his family are thankful for the opportunity to make the move from Chesterfield, Michigan to St. Marys. Ostling will soon begin his search for a home in St. Marys, factoring in his new salary of $1,576.93 per week.