LAKE TWP.  During the regular meeting on June 11, the Lake Township Trustees opened bids for the 2018 paving project and awarded the project to Northstar Asphalt, which submitted the lowest of three bids.

The more than 13-mile paving project had a total cost of $1.1 million.


- Authorized paying bills as of June 11 in the amount of $101,228.

- Opened two bids for a new 2019 heavy duty set-back single axle dump truck chassis. The purchase was approved for Sidley Mack Truck and Equipment for a total cost of $106,851 which includes a protection plan for 84 months or 250,000 miles. Sidley Mack submitted the lowest of the two bids.

- Authorized sending four noxious weeds notices to properties at 3362 Edison St. NW, 3800 Shawnee St. NW, a vacant lot on Raymond Street and 9636 Cleveland Ave.

- Approved a yard waste service agreement with Earth ‘n Wood through Jan. 15, 2019, for transporting and disposing of yard waste materials for $145 per box exchange and $290 per open top load. Trustee President John Arnold said this contract replaces the contract approved at the March 26 meeting for Metker-E.C.H.

- Heard a presentation from the Lake Township Chamber of Commerce requesting that 2 percent of the 3 percent bed tax collected by the township be awarded to the Chamber, an amount totaling $24,500. The Chamber recommended the monies be used to help promote Lake Township and Hartville to encourage more overnight tourism. The proposal included using the money to promote life in Hartville, area events and for destination marketing. The trustees said they needed some time to research the suggestion. Arnold said the township has lost funding in the General Fund during the past five years from two sources including the Local Government Fund (LGF) and from the elimination of the estate taxes. He said that the bed taxes have been used to help replace some of the lost funding.

UP NEXT: Meets 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Township Hall.