LAKE TWP.  During the regular meeting on Jan. 8, the Lake Township Board of Trustees approved sending a proposed five-year, 1-mill replacement fire levy with an additional five-year, 0.5-mill levy to the Stark County Auditor to certify the total tax valuation and the dollar amount of revenue generated by the renewal and the additional levy.

President John Arnold said while there is a new 0.5-mill levy being added, it will appear on the May ballot as one request.

"The fire department needs additional funding," Arnold said. "This is the first renewal levy the fire department has asked for in five-years."

The levy will help support three fire stations in the township, Greentown, Hartville and Uniontown. 

OTHER ACTIONS: 

- Two new trustees, Jeremy Yoder and Steve Miller, were sworn in and John Arnold was elected as president and Jeremy Yoder as vice president for the calendar year 2018.

- Authorized paying bills as of Dec. 31, in the amount of $77,613 and as of Jan. 8 for $78,986.

- Renewed an agreement with Nimishillen Township for police dispatching services at $2,375 a month, effective Jan. 1 -Dec. 31, 2018.

- Appointed Jeff R. Kiko to a five-year term on the Lake Township Zoning Commission, effective 2018 - 2023.

- Declared Jan. 21-27 as School Choice Week in Lake Township.

- Went into executive session to prepare for, conduct and review collective bargaining negotiations and bargaining sessions with no action taken. 

UP NEXT: Meets 6:30 p.m., Jan. 22 at Township Hall.