Lake Township Trustees approves more CARES Act funding

Patricia Faulhaber
Suburbanite correspondent

LAKE TWP.  The Lake Township Board of Trustees, during the Dec. 28 regular meeting, approved CARES Acts Assistance program grants contingent upon successful subgrant approval through the Stark County Commissioners, which partnered with the township.

Trustees also discussed using remaining CARES Act funds toward the purchase of two new cruisers and accessories authorized for purchase during the Dec. 14 meeting.

In addition to the numerous subgrants given to local small businesses and non-profits earlier in December, there were more subgrants totaling more than $74,000 given to numerous small businesses in Lake Township and Hartville via CARES Act funding received through the Stark County Board of Commissioners.

There was $11,218 remaining of the funding and the trustees approved using the remaining amount toward the finale cost of two vehicles that were approved for purchase during the Dec. 14 meeting. At the previous meeting, trustees approved redirecting $108,887 from remaining CARES Act funds after all other disbursement to small businesses and non-profits were complete to the purchase of a 2021 Ford Explorer and a 2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid for the Police Department, from Lebanon Ford.

In other actions, trustees:

• Trustees paid bills as of Dec. 28 in the amount of $712,863.

• Approved renewing a contract with no changes with Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley and Mathews as additional township legal counsel at $3,500 per month or a total of $42,000 per year, effective Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021.

• Approved a contract with Goff’s Curtain Walls for the road department for $4,400 for an industrial flexible space separator curtain, track and roller.