LAKE TWP.  During the regular meeting on April 23, the Lake Township Trustees authorized spending $6,117 with Stark County Regional Planning Commission for the completion of a comprehensive mapping and inventory of storm water conveyance systems for Lake Township outside of the urbanized area as defined by the EPA.

The mapping and inventory consists of in-office data preparation and development, field data collection using mobile GPS and GIS technology and final GIS data management and mapping.

The work is in addition to the mapping completed in 2009 as part of the MS4 USPA Federal Clean Water Act Phase II Storm Water Management program of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

President John Arnold said the system will be able to help the road superintendent when making calls about drainage problems.

"What this really does for us is that the road superintendent will be able to pull the data up on a laptop and see which way the water is flowing and find the easements," Arnold said. "He’ll be able to show residents what’s happening with drainage problems. This will go a long way in helping us solve problems quickly."

OTHER ACTIONS: 

- Authorized paying bills as of April 23 in the amount of $52,035.

- Approved purchasing three AED units: one for the township hall, one for the Uniontown Police Department and one for Road Department at a cost of $3,980. The AEDs will be purchased from Physio Control. The price includes a trade-in allowance for one Lifepak AED. 

- Authorized the purchase of 1,100 ton of road salt through the University of Akron CUE program at $52 a ton. Arnold said the purchase will fulfill the township’s salt purchasing commitment.

- Approved purchasing new zoning maps from the Stark County Regional Planning for $37 each.

- Approved the purchase of a 9-cubic foot mixer from Mascon Equipment Supply, Inc. at a cost of $3,277.

- Authorized the purchase of a 1994 Alamo Flail Mower from the Village of Hartville at a cost of $975.

- Acknowledged the receipt of documents signed by the administrator for services rendered by Design Restoration and Reconstruction for flood damage at the Uniontown Police Department caused by a crushed drainage pipe from construction work on Route 619.

UP NEXT: Meets 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Township Hall.