LAKEMORE Mayor Rick Justice announced during the May 21 Village Council meeting that the rebuilding of the Lakemore Plaza road is scheduled to begin June 6.
The road was closed years ago much to the dismay of many residents of Lakemore and Springfield Township. It has taken two years and a collaboration between the plaza owners, council, Summit County and the planning commission to reopen the road. Justice said the rebuilding should take about a month.
In other business:
- A resolution was approved at the meeting to authorize the mayor, on behalf of the village, to accept bids and execute contracts as required for the Sanitarium Road resurfacing project.
- Fire Chief Brett Reinbolt and Lt. Bryan Cyphert were honored. Justice presented Cyphert with the Ohio Fire Officer award for demonstrating a high degree of professionalism. Reinbolt was designated as an Ohio Fire Chief Officer from the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association.
Resolutions and ordinances being read for the first time and intended for approval:
- A resolution accepting the 2019 alternative tax budget for the village and directing the fiscal officer to file the report on behalf of the village.
- A resolution accepting the bid proposals from S&K Asphalt and Concrete to resurface 22,932 square feet of Church Street for $30,000, install new drain basin at Lakeside Drive for $3,500, resurface 43,500 square feet of Lakeside Drive for $44,000, replace culvert pipe in Lakeside Drive for $3,600, install asphalt approaches for $1,550 and pave the area in front of police garage for $4,800.
- A resolution to accept the resignation of William Apitz from the Lakemore Fire Department.
- A resolution to accept the resignation of Russell Dean from the Lakemore Police Department.
- A resolution declaring June 15 as elder abuse awareness day and encouraging the residents of the village and Summit County to participate in any events and programs offered by the communities, libraries, schools, governments and private sector organizations that are designed to raise awareness of the abuse of older persons.
- A resolution approving the work authorizations from CT Consultants to perform engineering services for the Lake Road Storm Improvements SCBG project.
- An ordinance to amend previous ordinances to make appropriations for expenses and other expenditures of the village during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31.
- An ordinance to amend a previous ordinance and the employee’s policies and procedures manual for the village by amending the procurement policies and procedures by decreasing the amount that may be spent prior to obtaining bids for prior authorizations of council from $50,000 to $25,000.
- Second readin of an ordinance to define water/sewer base rates for mobile home parks.
- Justice said the EPA is taking photos of all the inland lakes in Ohio for algae bloom. The results of the Springfield Lake photo required Springfield and Lakemore to do water testing. Samples have been taken and sent for testing. An algae bloom could be hazardous to animals and to humans. It can cause skin irritation or problems when inhaled.
Justice said there are signs along the shoreline of Springfield Lake and they are working collectively with the township to monitor and watch. "We will keep everyone informed," he said.
- On May 11, the Friends of Lakemore Park held a quarter auction and proceeds were about $4,000 which will allow for the purchase of a piece of equipment that will allow those in wheelchairs to swing.
Rock the Run for Muscular Dystrophy will be held June 23––start and end at Lakemore Plaza
- Aug. 11 will be the Run for Autism beginning at the Lakemore Plaza.
- Springfield Cares Back Pack give a way will be held July 21 from 9 a.m. to noon
The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 4 at the Municipal Building.