LAKEMORE  During the Oct. 1 Lakemore Village Council meeting, Mayor Rick Justice said the village was about to begin its third major road project.

The project is a $220,000 storm sewer project for Lake Road and parts of Fourth Street. It is totally funded by a grant. Justice said it will help with flooding in those areas.

Council members approved legislation dispending with the three reads, including:

- An ordinance to amend a previous ordinance to make appropriations for current expenditures of the village.

- A resolution authorizing the mayor and fiscal officer to enter into a purchase of a service agreement with the Summit County Combined General Health District as the grantor for financial assistance through the Creating Healthy Communities Project to improve Dodds Lakefront Park.

- A resolution accepting the Resignation of Shawn Parsell from the Assistant Fire Chief’s Position. He will continue to be a part of the department but, has accepted another position.

In other business:

- Previous ordinances were amended by changing the hourly rate for the Lakemore Fire Department Assistant Chief to $15.75 an hour. Council approved the promotion of Joseph Dies to assistant Chief and Brian Cyphert to captain.

- A resolution was read for the first time authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with Total Administrative Services Corporation for employee health flexible spending accounts for Nov. 1 through Oct. 31, 2019. The legislation will be read for a second time Oct. 15.

- Also read for the first time was an ordinance that will be read again at the Oct. 15 and Nov. 5 meetings to amend previous ordinances incorporating recent requirements regarding workplace safety. 

- A resolution was approved to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Fire Chief Brett Reinbolt said that nothing is changing in the process other than it is switching who would collect on the debts when needed.

- A resolution to approve the NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council) grant.


- Oct. 20: Springfield Girls Basketball Night at the Races at the Akron Firefighters Credit Union on Massillon Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. catered by Hartville Kitchen. Cost is $15 a person and horses are $10 and raffle baskets and 50/50.

- Oct. 20, 4 to 6 p.m.: Swiss Steak Dinner will be held at Lakemore United Methodist Church.

- Oct. 27: Read with a Cop at the Springfield Lakemore Branch Library at 10 a.m. Snacks will be served as kids read a story with a cop.

- Oct. 27: Lakemore Fire Department pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon followed at 1 p.m. by the costume Halloween party for kids and dogs. The village is asking for donations of candy to fill the bags for kids. Trick or Treat will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

- Lakemore Fire Department is selling Breast Cancer Awareness shirts. One shirt for $20 and two for $30. To purchase at the fire department.-

- Resident Marty Davies spoke about a dinner Nov. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the menu highlights foods from Akron restaurants from the past. Tickets are sold at the Lakemore Police Department with every dollar going to the children’s Christmas program.

The next regular council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 16 at the Municipal Building on Main Street.