Whether it was fire or rain, the elements could not put a damper on the Buckland Fireman’s Festival held Saturday in this village, northwest of Wapakoneta.
Firefighters with the Buckland Fire Department responded Friday night to Easy Campgrounds near St. Marys while setting the festival up. They had already been called out earlier Friday afternoon for a mutual aid call. They were again called on another fire run Saturday night.
The city’s Water Fund needs help to make payments on the new $8.6 million water plant and $1.4 million water line improvements, the mayor says, so rates will likely increase later this year.
A review of city water bills by Wapakoneta city administrators revealed the increase proposed by Wapakoneta City Council members is necessary, Mayor Rodney Metz told the Wapakoneta Daily News Sunday, after confusion regarding the calculation of the bill arose during the May 21 meeting. Councilors are to expected to vote on the ordinance tonight.