LAKEMORE A resolution approving a bid proposal for long awaited repaving and resurfacing of some roads in the village was tabled until the next council workshop for further discussion and to be voted on at the next council meeting.
The bid proposals, read at the June 18 council meeting from S & K Asphalt and Concrete included the repaving of 22,932 square feet of Church Street for $30,000; installation of a new drain basin at Lakeside Drive for $3,500; resurface 43,500 square feet of Lakeside Drive for $44,000; replace culvert pipe on Lakeside Drive for $3,600; install asphalt approaches for $1,500; and paving of the area in front of the police garage for $4,800.
Mayor Rick Justice said that the plaza road should also be underway and completed soon.
- Police Chief Ken Ray said the Lakemore Police Department is celebrating its one-year anniversary of its return. Within that year, the village saved approximately $40,000 compared to the 2016 cost of the contract with Springfield Township.
- Springfield Junior/Senior High School teacher Shane Curry spoke to the council members about how special School Resource Officer Sgt. John Smith is to his students. His students put together a puzzle and had it framed which was a picture that was police related. Curry presented it to Smith at the meeting.
- Ray made presentation to members of C.O.P.P (Citizens On Preventative Patrol). He said the first police axillary was founded in 1914 in London when there was a need for police officers as many were fighting in Germany during WWI.
"Now the programs are across the world," Ray said.
- Ray made a presentation to Larry Kovach and Bill Luplow. He said they both spend many hours volunteering to help the department. He also gave Kovach and C.O.P.P member Emery Pitman letters written to them from State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-District 28). Ray also swore in Al Morhidge as a new member of C.O.P.P. He plans for Morhidge to be a part of a program for senior citizens.
- Other approved business included a resolution to accept the 2019 alternative tax budget for the village and direct the fiscal officer to file on behalf of the village of Lakemore with the Summit County.
- The resignation of William Apitz from the Lakemore Fire Department was accepted by council members.
- A resolution approving the work authorization from CT Consultants to perform engineering services for the Lake Road Storm Improvements Community Development Block Grant project. The services are those related to the survey and final design of the Lake Road storm improvements. The services provided are not to exceed $16,700. Also, for CT Consultants was a resolution approving the work authorizations from CT Consultants to perform engineering services for the Sanitarium Road resurfacing project.
- An ordinance to amend a previous ordinance was approved for revenues and appropriations: $1,000 for Parks and Recreation from the donation fund to purchase playground equipment for Dodds Lakefront park and $113,000 for the purchase of an ambulance afforded through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Included in the ordinance was $231,000 for Lake Road and the Fourth Street storm sewer project through the CDBG funds.
- An ordinance amending the employee policies and procedures manual was approved to decrease the amount that may be spent prior to obtaining bids or prior authorization of council was read in a previous meeting to be decreased from $50,000 to $25,000 and was amended and approved at the meeting to be decreased to $10,000.
- Amy Allen was sworn in as a commissioned, unpaid reserve police officer after council approved the resolution.
- Justice said results for possible algae in Springfiedl Lake came back low, meaning the water is safe. Ten samples were taken. In a letter from Sykes, it stated that the lake is very healthy.
- Lakemore food pantry will be changed for July being held Wednesday July 19 at 5:30 one week earlier at Lakemore United Methodist Church.
- Pastor Dwayne Ray said this is the fourth year that the Lakeview Lighthouse Church is part of a program feeding children in the summer. Kids 17 and under are welcome from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays to receive hot meals. He also said that the frame for Smith’s award was handmade by Skip Hill, longtime Lakemore resident.