LAKEMORE  Mayor Rick Justice thanked the Road Department for its diligence for repairing about six water breaks during the past two weeks.

"Not only have they been out late in the night on water breaks, but then they have to plow snow. They have handled it real well," said Justice.

During the Jan. 16 meeting, a request for an advance payment of property tax funds from Summit County was approved.

Council members also approved a lease agreement with the Ellet Eliminators Association for the use of the fields at Hinton-Humiston Memorial Waterworks Park.

Two resolutions for salary increases for Fiscal Officer Tracy Fast and Fire Chief Brett Reinbolt were read for the second time and will be read for approval at the Feb. 5 council meeting.

An emergency resolution was approved to verify blanket purchase orders through the Lakemore purchase order policy for the first quarter of 2018.

A resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into a mutual aid agreement with Summit County Sheriff Office’s special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was approved. The resolution states that services from the SWAT team is necessary to preserve the safety of the village residents. The agreement will save the village money over the agreement with Metro SWAT.

Announcements:

- At 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, the Spring Lake Clothes Closet operates out of the Shadybrook Baptist Church. It provides clothing for residents of Springfield and Lakemore.

- The Food Pantry is at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at Lakemore United Methodist Church.

- On Feb. 19, a Presidents Day skating party will be held at the Springfield Lake Roller Rink. Admission is free and skate rental is $3.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Municipal Building.