LAKE TWP.  During the regular Lake Township Trustees meeting on Dec. 28, Uniontown Police Chief Harold Britt presented outgoing trustees, Galen Stoll and Ellis Erb, with an appreciation plague and thanked them both for their continued support.

Others from the community expressed their appreciation for the trustees’ service including Stark County Commission Bill Smith who thanked Erb and Stoll for their longtime service on behalf of the Stark County Commissioners.

Stoll and Erb both said they appreciated the collaboration with the Stark County Commissioners and Stark County Engineers offices over the years.

"I decided to run for trustee because I wanted to make things better in the township and when everybody cooperates with each other is when good things happen," Erb said.

Trustee John Arnold said, "I’ve never been at this table without one of these trustees with me, we’ve worked well together and have accomplished great things for the township.

"There are many roadways and intersections that have been improved through the hard work of this board and these two trustees. Because of their commitment to the township, travel in the township has gotten much safer. We’re also debt free and the drainage issues in the township have greatly improved because of their work. I’ve been proud to serve with them," Arnold added.

Steve R. Miller and Jeremy D. Yoder unseated Stoll and Erb in the November election and will join John Arnold on the board at the first January meeting.

OTHER ACTIONS: 

- Authorized paying bills as of Dec. 26 in the amount of $46,163.

- Adopted for implementation a Stark County Emergency Management Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

- Approved Metker’s E.C.H. for grinding and removal of yard waste January through February for up to $10,000. Stoll said the township is contracting with the company due to the recent developments at the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste Management who has stopped accepting yard waste through March.

- Approved implementing the penalty clause of the paving contract with Central Allied Enterprises, Inc. and authorized the township administrator to determine the number of days late the contractor is on the project and to charge the contractor $500 per day for each day the project has gone over the contracted completion date.

UP NEXT: Meets 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Township Hall.