LAKEMORE Councilwoman Laura Cochran reminded villagers that the vicious dog ordinance goes into effect July 1.
Yard signs and collars are available at the Municipal Building at a cost of around $10. Cochran reminded residents that the village is not making a profit on the items.
Fiscal Officer Tracy Fast said residents only need to purchase them once unless a collar breaks or they get another dog.
The ordinance was passed by council March 21 and is aimed at reducing and preventing attacks by dogs.
The ordinance identifies several dog breeds that are considered vicious. Owners of dogs of these breeds will be required to follow the new guidelines:
n American bulldog or old country bulldog
n Canary dog or perro de presa canario
n Staffordshire bull terrier
n American pit bull terrier
n American Staffordshire terrier
n Any mixed breed that contains elements of the breeds listed
Upon doing register their dogs, owners will receive a sign for their property and a florescent green collar for the dog. There is no cost for the registration. Vicious dogs will also need to be tattooed with a code number provided by the village or will need to be micro-chipped. To see the ordinance in its entirety, visit lakemoreohio.org.
In other business:
n Mayor Rick Justice was excused from the meeting by council members as he is attending a conference in Washington, D.C., with members of the Mayors Association of Portage, Stark and Summit Counties and others promoting the region at the Select USA Conference.
Councilwoman Laura Cochran read a letter from Justice that stated," It is an event organized for community leaders to showcase their regions to foreign investors and Mayor Justice will be presenting Lakemore's positive attributes to the investors especially focusing on the availability of the Edwin Shaw property."
Cochran said Justice took many tools with him to attract investors including a magazine-style portfolio explaining information about the greater Akron area such as infrastructure, educational opportunities and world class polymer and biomedical research.
A community profile on Lakemore will be presented with the spotlight being the village's convenient location in the biomedical corridor.
n Ordinances passed during the meeting included the authorization for the mayor to enter into a contract with Elton R. Miller for conditional usage of the lakefront boat house and park area.
n A resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with CT Consultants to conduct a rate study for water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer utilities was tabled.
n First read to accept the 2017 alternative tax budget for the village.
n First read of a resolution declaring the month of August as Kids Month in Summit County.
n First read of a resolution for the mayor and acting fire chief to apply for the SAFER grant to retain firefighters.
n Councilwoman Anne Snyder said there are now community gardens by the triangle and the village welcomes any volunteers.
n Lakemore United Methodist Church food pantry is the last Wednesday of each month.
n Tammie Coontz reminded villagers when they renew licenses to mention that they live in the village to be sure that the village receives the tax dollars.
n Lakeview Lighthouse Church on Kubler Trail is hosting a free lunch program every Monday through Friday for the summer through Aug. 18. It is for any child 18 or younger it operates from noon to 1 p.m.
n Lakemore United Methodist Church is hosting a free community barbeque with music at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at Dodds Park.
The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., July 5 at the Municipal Building.