LAKE TWP.  During its regular meeting on Feb. 12, the Lake Township Board of Trustees set a public hearing for 6:10 p.m. Feb. 26 for a request for one tract of property to be reclassified from low density residential to general commercial. 

President John Arnold said the request is to rezone approximately eight acres located on the west side of Cleveland Avenue and south of Edison Street (Route 619). The regular trustees meeting will begin immediately following the public hearing.


- Approved Steve Miller and Arnold becoming voting members of the Stark County Regional Planning Commission with Jeremy Yoder as an alternate.

- Authorized paying bills as of Feb. 12 in the amount of $259,372.

- Approved spending $28 per person for the administrative staff, elected officials, road superintendent and zoning board members to attend the Stark County Regional Planning Commission annual dinner meeting at Skyland Pines Rustic Lodge on March 14.

- Authorized the purchasing rubber replacement tracks for the road department’s 337 mini excavator from Leppo Rents for $3,864.

- Approved a one-year Roadway Use, Repair and Maintenance Agreement (RUMA) renewal with NEXUS Gas Transmission, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

- Approved adding eight MDTs to the 415 Group Managed IT Service Offering agreement at a cost of $60 each per month which includes virus protection for each unit.

- Authorized an agreement and expenditure for the Uniontown Police Department with Lexipol Policies and Procedures Service for $5,945 a year. Arnold said the services provide a training and employee manual.

- Discussed re-evaluating the General Piping/Ditching Guidelines and the Drain Pipe/Ditch Enclosure Application/Quote to possibly adjust the cost of the program. Yoder will work with fiscal officer Robert Moss to determine the need for new rates.

- Discussed finding a practicum Kent State student to help the township access the need for parks and recreation in the township at no cost to the board. Yoder will interview students to determine the best qualified.

- Went into executive session to prepare for, conduct or review collective bargain matters with no action taken. They also met to consider the compensation of a public employee with no action taken.

UP NEXT: Meets immediately following the zoning public hearing that starts at 6:10 p.m.., Feb. 26 at Township Hall.