LAKE TWP. During the regular meeting on May 11, the Lake Township Board of Trustees rescinded the 1.25-mill Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy approved on April 27 and replaced it with a request for the Stark County Auditor to valuate a 1.25 mill renewal levy for the Lake Township Fire District, which will benefit the Township’s Emergency Medical Services.


Board President Steve Miller said this resolution is just to clarify the language of the first one approved in late April. The levy is expected to be on the November ballot.


“This is a 1.25 mills renewal levy for five years for tax year 2020 that is a replacement levy so there will be no new taxes involved with this renewal,” Mill said.


OTHER ACTIONS:


• Authorized paying bills as of May 11 in the amount of $108,108.


• Reschedule the May 25 regular meeting to 6:30 p.m. May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.


• Approved the purchase of 70 manhole adjusting rings at a cost of $145 each (total cost of $10,150). Miller said this project is split 50/50 with the Stark County Metropolitan Sewer District and the Stark County Commissioners so the final cost to the township is $5,075.


• Hired Michael J. Arena as a reserve/part-time officer with the Uniontown Police Department at $15 an hour and is contingent upon successful completion of all required testing.


• Approved the purchase of a brake repair for a 1988 Case Loader at a cost of $3,095 from Dover Brake for the road department.


• Approved the purchase and installation of LED lighting for the Uniontown Police Department from Fair Lighting and Electric, LLC at a cost of $5,966.


• Authorized an expenditure for material and labor necessary to complete certain precautionary measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Miller said the township is building a protective barrier in the front office. It will probably be made of Plexiglas and will be a permanent addition.


UP NEXT: Meets 6:30 p.m. May 26 at Township Hall