LAKEMORE  During the March 18 council meeting, Lakemore Mayor Rick Justice reported that additional storm water projects have been completed.

He said that most of the completed projects were afforded from remaining funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. With those funds, the Lake and 4th Street storm projects were completed. He thanked the Spano Brothers for providing quality work in a short amount of time.

Council also approved for Hammontree to conduct a hydraulic study and for a proposal for a waterline. Justice said the agreement just allows for design, bidding and inspection of the water line.

“The water line is important for the economic development of the vacant property,” he said.

It would allow the Village to loop dead-end lines and improve water pressure and quality. 

Also approved were memorandum of understanding with the Summit County Combined General Health District for a Creating Healthy Communities Project. The project will focus on improving the mini-park located at the corner of Main Street and Park Drive; Legislation to authorize the mayor to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Akron for prosecutorial services relating to certain criminal and traffic cases before the Akron Municipal Court; and an emergency resolution to terminate Jeffery Wilson as a part-time police officer.

Other news:

- The village is accepting donations for the egg hunt. Council President Rich Cole thanked GASP for donating stuffed animals for egg hunt prizes. 

- Cole also thanked the Lakemore Lions Club for cleaning up around Tractor Supply at Lakemore Plaza and the roadway leading to the plaza. Lakemore Lions Club plans to build a planter to accompany the street sign at the intersection of Main Street and Kenny Ray Jr Memorial Parkway.

- Plastic wraps and bags are being accepted by the Port Summit Rotary Club at Lakemore United Methodist Church, Lakemore Municipal Building, and SUPER Learning Center. The bags will be recycled into park benches.

- The new recycling initiative can be read on the village website. The larger recycling carts are scheduled to be delivered to residents in the next couple weeks. Recycling will then be picked up bi-weekly starting in May.

- Applications are being accepted for plots at the Community Garden beginning April 1, 2019.

- Justin Knox of explained the plans for the Lion’s Club to make improvements at the mini park adjacent to the municipal building.  The club is working in cooperation with the Summit County Health Department to assess the current equipment and install “inclusive” equipment.  This will be an ongoing legacy project.  He is working with local contractors for donated or reduced-price services and supplies.

- The Planning Commission is reviewing the park area for possible vacating of a street and expansion of the park and Memorial Triangle area.

- Resident Aurora Alexander requested an update of her sanitary sewer concerns voiced at the Feb. 19 meeting. Justice apologized for the lengthy wait. He will schedule an appointment with the foreman to meet with her.

Announcements:

- The Egg Hunt will be held April 20 at 1 p.m. at the Springfield High School football field.

- There will be a dedication of Kenny Ray Jr. Memorial Parkway on April 30 located behind Lakemore Plaza.

- Clean Up Week will be April 22 through 26.

- Clean Up Lakemore Day will be April 27 at 9 a.m. at waterworks park. Refreshments will be ready at noon.