Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Oak Harbor municipal building will reopen to the public on Wednesday, June 2. This includes Oak Harbor Village Council meetings, beginning with the June 7 meeting.
“We are excited to safely open to the public and once again use in-person interaction as an opportunity to serve residents,” said Mayor Quinton Babcock. “We will also continue some of the new practices that have made village operations more accessible over the last year, such as streaming our council meetings online.”
The Oak Harbor Village Council meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m., at the municipal building, 146 N. Church St., Oak Harbor. Those Monday meetings falling on a holiday convene on Tuesday. During Covid-19 safety protocols, council meetings were closed to the public but live streamed on the “Official Village of Oak Harbor, Ohio” Facebook page. Future meetings may be found there. Though not monitored for questions during meetings, the comment stream is reviewed and questions answered after the conclusion of each meeting.
A new security system was implemented at the municipal building over a year ago. Anyone requiring after hours assistance from the Oak Harbor Police Department may “buzz in” at the main Police Department door facing Church Street. Observing regular business hours, the building is locked daily at 4:30 pm.
For additional village information, residents may visit the Facebook page, utilize the “Contact Us” form at oakharbor.oh.us, or call Oak Harbor Municipal Administrative Offices, 419-898-5561. Contact information for each council member is provided on the website. Mayor Babcock may be reached at email@example.com. The Administrative Offices are open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday.