DEFIANCE COUNCIL REVIEWS 6 PILLARS

With plenty of community input the city of Defiance got an update from their 6 pillars of success groups at their council session Tuesday night.Those pillars focus on areas from economic development and perception, to health and wellness, housing, education and culture, along with connectivity.For instance in health, areas were identified in the city that are healthier than others, after research at the health department.The city of Defiance is in need of more rentals; but want to set standards for those property owners, and education for tenants on expectations from them.The education pillar wants to include workforce development and career education to help fill local jobs with local talent.The regular session for Defiance Council included plans for crack sealing of streets to extend their life.And a franchise agreement will be set-up with AEP energy since they now have electric customers that have been annexed into the city.

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