LAKEMORE Mayor Rick Justice announced, at the Nov. 6 council meeting, that the members of the Summit County Council approved an initiative to grant land from Edwin Shaw to battle opiate addiction. The 25 acres was granted to Hope United and Restore Addiction Recovery.
"We are looking forward to partnering with these guys and putting something special again up at Edwin Shaw. Edwin Shaw is going to come full circle and again help people," Justice said.
The regular order of business was suspended so that Travis Bornstein of Hope United and Dan Gregory of Restore Addiction Recovery could speak about the entities that will complement each other to help fight addiction. Bornstein and his wife, Shelly, will operate an after care community center and Gregory will operate a one-year program for those who want to be clean from addiction after detoxification. The focus is on treatment, recovery and aftercare.
Heather Anderson, president of the Lakemore Lions Club, thanked residents who came out to the quarter auction, which raised $4,530.95. With those funds, $2,000 was donated to the Share a Christmas program and $500 for a dog kennel for the Police Department.
"This community is one of the most giving and supporting community I have ever seen ... Lakemore and Springfield," she said.
In other business, council:
- Tabled ordinances that would have made village recreation areas smoke free and another that would prohibit the keeping of ducks, chickens, turkeys, geese or other poultry within the village.
- Passed an ordinance amending the employee policies and procedures manual for the village by implementing a spousal carve out policy. The village will provide health insurance coverage for qualified full time employees under the conditions the spouses employer offers an insurance plan, the spouse must maintain that coverage cannot be added to the village plan. Also, passed an ordinance for an update to the employee polices and procedures manual for the village by creating a stipend in lieu of health benefits of $500.
- Passed an amendment to the employee policies and procedures manual for creating the position of equipment and site specialist for the Lakemore Fire Department.
- Accepted the resignation of Matthew Ganska from the police department.
- A Taste of Japan dinner earned $1,551 for the Share a Christmas program for the children of Lakemore.
- The little food pantry is set up by the police station. It is take what you need, give what you can. If you are in need, stop and pick up food, if you have extra food items at home drop it off in the box.
- The Spring Lake Community Clothes Closet is now operating every third Wednesday of the month for children and adults. It will operate at the Shady Brook Baptist Church on Shady Brook Road.
- Toys for Tots is taking registration for local families. If you have a need and would like to register call 330-836-0035. The program is for children up to 13 years old.
The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Municipal Building.