LAKEMORE  Two emergency resolutions were approved by members of council during the Sept. 4 Lakemore Village Council meeting.

A resolution authorizing for the mayor and fiscal officer to apply for funding through the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency for Hazard Mitigation Grant was one of the resolutions approved. The grant would be used for financial assistance to replace the generators at the sanitary sewer lift station and for the water system.

The other authorizes the mayor, on behalf of the village, to review bids and to execute contracts as required for the Lake Road Fourth Street Storm Improvement project. Funding has been secured from the Summit County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to afford the improvements.

Another resolution, authorizing the mayor and fiscal officer to enter into a delinquent debt collection agreement with the Ohio Attorney General’s office, was read for the second time and will be read again for approval at the Sept. 14 meeting.

Sanitarium Road resurfacing

Council President Rich Cole said the plan for resurfacing of Sanitarium Road is for it to take place next year. He reminded residents that $160,000 from the County’s CDBG funds and the plaza owner’s $40,000 donation was used for the plaza road.

"That money did not come out of our coffers it came out of other coffers," he said. "I hope everyone has had a chance to drive down Church Street and Lakeside Drive."

He was referring to the recent paving of the roads. He welcomed Dave’s Darn Near Anything to the plaza, which just opened and said the owner committed a lot of cardboard to the recycling containers across from Lakemore United Methodist Church (LUMC). The monies collected from the recycling is used for the food pantry. The pantry serves about 80 families each month.

"Keep this in mind when recycling," Cole said.

Cole also thanked members from the Summit County Developmental Disabilities who came out to paint the basketball courts and fences at Dodds Park.

"It was one of the hottest days of the year," he said.

He also thanked Fiscal Officer Tracy Fast for being there all day working and others that were there and helped.

"It looks fantastic," he said.

Save the date:

- Sept. 15 is the Lakemore United Methodist Church Swiss Steak Dinner from 4 to to 6 p.m.

- Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. SUPER Learning Center is hosting the areas Safety Village for Special Needs children.

- Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Springfield High School, the Springfield Lakemore Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business and consumer expo. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jerry Michael, Rich Cole or Natalie Mitchel. 

- Nov. 10 will be Taste of Akron, a dinner to be held at LUMC, that features foods from past Akron restaurants and 100 percent of the ticket money is donated to Share a Christmas. Tickets are $25 a couple, $15 for an individual, $10 for kids ages 6 to 12 and kids under 6 free.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 17 at the Municipal Building.