LAKE TWP.  After returning from executive session during the regular meeting on March 26, Lake Township Trustees accepted the resignation of Uniontown Police Chief Harold Britt.

Trustee President John Arnold said Britt’s resignation is effective immediately. The township will calculate and pay out to Britt his accumulated vacation, sick time and compensatory time through the end of the current pay period.

The trustees had no further comment regarding the resignation.

Britt came to Uniontown Police Department in 2011 and replaced retiring longtime Police Chief Jack Coontz. Britt’s previous experience included 13 years with the Summit County Sherriff’s Department. He was a lieutenant and served six years there as a supervisor.

"I want to thank the Lake Township Trustees for their support during the past seven years," Britt said.

Britt said he didn’t have an immediate employment position to take but is looking for one.


- Authorized paying bills as of March 26 in the amount of $200,065.

- Set spring clean up schedule for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 6-8 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9. Arnold said the number of tires per household is set at 12. Commercial tires and hazardous materials are prohibited.

- Submitted Nimishillen Church Street, from the township line to State Route 43, to the Stark County Engineer’s Department for a speed zone study.

- Approved the purchase of pipe from Marlboro Supply at a cost of $13,615.

- Approved the purchase of 9,000 pounds of crack sealant material and other materials from D.J.L. Material & Supply at a cost of $5,163.

- Approved new hours for the Yard Waste Facility to 7 a.m. t0 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The new hours will be effective as soon as a new fence is installed, and signs are posted. Arnold said because of the restructuring of the yard waste program at the Stark Tuscarawas Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District, the township had to reduce hours at the yard waste drop off site. Arnold also said that having the site open four days a week is more "generous" than many local yard waste sites that are reducing their days open to two days a week.

- Approved a quote from Metker-E.C.H., Inc. for grinding and hauling of yard waste material at a cost of $6,500 per month on a month-to-month basis. Arnold said the cost will be paid through a grant from Stark Tuscarawas Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District and from the township’s general fund.

UP NEXT: Meets 6:30 p.m. April 9 at Township Hall.