|
|
The Suburbanite
  • Lakemore soccer fields dedicated in memory of resident

  • Sanner family members were present at the Sept. 16 council meeting in which the Sanitarium Road soccer fields were dedicated to the memory Gerald Sanner.

    • email print
  • Sanner family members were present at the Sept. 16 council meeting in which the Sanitarium Road soccer fields were dedicated to the memory Gerald Sanner.
    Gerald Sanner was a councilman for 15 years. Mayor Rick Justice presented the sign for the fields to his wife Nancy Sanner.
     "He was instrumental in the building of the fields for the youth of Lakemore,” Justice said of Gerald Sanner.
    Nancy Sanner said the fields were originally the Lakemore dump and that her husband instigated getting the area useable as soccer fields.
    But that wasn’t all he did.
    "He was also instrumental in getting the food baskets to people at Christmas,” Nancy Sanner said. “He loved helping people in the community.”
    Gerald Sanner was also actively involved in United Way and the Cub Scouts.
    The idea to dedicate the fields to Gerald Sanner was first discussed while Mayor David Carter was in office. It took nine years, but the sign will now hang at the fields.
    In other business Sept. 16, council:
    • Approved a resolution to terminate the positions held by Dakota Parsell and William Hopkins.
    • Accepted the resignations of Elizabeth Smith and Larry Burge from Lakemore Fire Department.
    • Heard the second reading of the re-appointment of planning commission member Obb Seders. The term will expire on Oct. 7, 2019.
    • Heard the second reading of a resolution asking for the purchase of utility XP Utility billing software from Government accounting Solutions.
    • Waived readings on an ordinance amending a previous ordinance for current expenses and other expenditures of the village during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31.
    • Waived readings on an ordinance amending a zoning ordinance to define and regulate political signage. Signs may only be placed on private property with the owner's permission and cannot be placed on public property.
    • Heard from President of Council Tammie Coontz who said the village has processed 35 nuisance abatements, raised four houses and four more or in the process. "We are making progress and we are working very hard at it," she said.  
    • Heard from Councilman Chad Lance regarding the village website, www.lakemoreohio.org, which is continually being updated.
    • Heard from Linda Denton, Volunteer Auxiliary Springfield Police (VASP) coordinator, that planning for the Dec. 14 Shop With a Cop event has begun. Volunteers are needed to help with gift wrapping and shopping.
    The next Lakemore Village Council meeting will be held 7 p.m., Oct. 7 at the Municipal Building.