LAKE TWP.  During the regular meeting on Dec. 11, Lake Township Trustees approved the purchase of 20 portable and 12 in-cruiser radios for the Uniontown Police Department at a cost of $41,346.

President Galen Stoll said the radios will be used with the county-wide MARCS radio system. The radios, Kenwood 500s, will be purchased from Vasu Communications.

"We had a proposal for Motorola radios for $58,846," Stoll said. "After the Police Department personnel compared the Kenwoods to the Motorolas and found them to have the same quality and performance value, we decided to purchase the lower priced radios."

OTHER ACTIONS: 

- Authorized paying bills as of Dec. 11 in the amount of $1.5 million.

- Authorized forwarding correspondence from the National Inventors Hall of Fame be forwarded to the Stark County Engineer requesting they complete an evaluation of the intersection of Pleasantwood Avenue NW and Highland Court NW.

- Accepted the services from Charles D. Hall III of Hall Law Firm as additional legal counsel for the township at a cost of $42,000 for 2018.

- Filled the unexpired term of Rick Dye on the Lake Township Board of Zoning Appeals by appointing Matt Erb who will start serving as a board member immediately for a five-year term. Erb was an alternate for the board.

- Appointed Robert Sanderson as a member to the Board of Zoning Appeal effective Dec. 9 for a five-year term.

- Authorized a raise for all of the administrative office staff effective Jan. 1, 2018. All non-bargaining employees will be raised one step up in the pay scale.

- Authorized a raise for the Zoning Administrator Nicole Wilkinson from the Step 1 level of pay to the Step 4 level of pay. The raise was part of the hiring agreement and was dependent upon performance. Trustee John Arnold said Wilkinson’s job performance has been "exemplary." 

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