Community events on Lakemore horizon
Lakemore Village Council
By Mark Cuva
The Lakemore Village Council met April 17 and discussed a variety of events scheduled to take place in the community.
The premier event is the Springfield/Lakemore Community Day, scheduled for May 6 at the Lakemore Tri-County Plaza, 1500 Canton Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Originally intended to showcase the plaza, the event has quickly evolved into a full day of activities for residents of all ages.
Mayor David Carter, a key player in coordinating Community Day, voiced his excitement over the event.
“Everything is falling in line,” Carter said. “It’s going to showcase the plaza real well. So put that on your calendars.”
Community Day will feature an array of displays, activities and demonstrations. The Lakemore Fire Department will showcase its newly acquired defibrillators and present safety demonstrations on child restraint seats used in vehicles. Also, blood pressure screenings will be available, and information booths will be set up throughout the plaza.
Children can participate in Community Day through a variety of activities, including inflatable play structures and “Coasty the Robot,” a 5-foot talking robot presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary that offers various safety tips for children.
The event also will feature a car show with a car that runs on alcohol, 50/50 raffle prizes, a DJ and music.
In other news, Carter announced that a farmer’s market is being organized for the village. The market, currently in its initial planning stages, will supply fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables and plants and will include live entertainment and a walking route. Its mission will be to create a place to educate, connect and support communities and agriculture.
The tentative opening date of the market is June 8 at a location to be announced at a later date. For more information or to obtain a vendor’s license, call (330) 926-5789 or visit www.schd.org and click on the health link.
In other business, council:
paid $59,954 in bills;
unanimously passed an ordinance to make appropriations for the current fiscal year ending Dec. 31. The total for the general fund appropriation is $1.4 million, and the total for all appropriations is $2.7 million;
entered into an agreement authorizing the Springfield Lake Athletic Association to use the baseball fields located at the Hinton-Humiston Memorial Water Park;
requested that residents notify police with any information concerning the theft of four basketball hoops from Lakemore Elementary School. Each hoop has an estimated cost of $600;
urged residents to take care of their homes to maintain the value of their property. Using statistics acquired by Councilwoman Marlene Hill, the average value of Lakemore residential property is $83 per square foot;
announced some guidelines for “Cleanup Week.” The pick-up fee for tires is $2 each, and items excluded from pickup include paints, paint cans, used motor oil, herbicides, fungicides, gasoline, aerosol cans, car batteries, toner cartridges, scanners and printers. Lakemore officials said local hazardous waste centers will take these items free of charge;
announced that the May 6 meeting of the Springfield Lake Red Hat Chicks at the Golden Corral has been cancelled and moved to Community Day. Hill will be contacting members concerning the matter; and
announced a public meeting will take place May 1 at 6:45 p.m. for the ordinance concerning the advertising manual for rental properties. The meeting will take place at the municipal building, 1400 Main St.
The next regular meeting will be May 1 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.