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Lakemore Cleanup Day returns April 20

LAKEMORE — The annual Lakemore Cleanup Day will return April 20, from 9 a.m. until noon, with volunteers meeting at Springfield Assembly of God, 1551 Canton Road.
Village Administrator Tracy Sayers announced at the March 4 Village Council meeting that this year’s cleanup will focus on parks and trails, and all cleanup supplies will be provided. She added that other Lakemore-area churches have been invited to participate.
Meanwhile, Sayers said, March 10-16 is National Groundwater Awareness Week. She encouraged residents to conserve water and be aware of ways groundwater can be polluted, including dumping items outside or down sinks, not disposing of pet waste and using pesticides and fertilizers. Sayers noted that the use of fertilizers and pesticides near a waterway is prohibited by law in the village.
Also at the meeting, Councilman Jon Strittmatter announced that space is available at the village’s community garden on Park Drive.
Councilwoman Heather Anderson reported that assistance in paying water and sewer bills is available for income eligible village residents through the Summit County Low Income Household Water Assistance Program by calling 330-436-0261. Anderson also encouraged Lakemore drivers, particularly those with the 44312 zip code shared with portions of Akron, to indicate they live in the village when renewing their licenses to ensure Motor Vehicle License Tax funds are directed to the village.
Mayor Richard Cole announced the next Lakemore Food Pantry will be held March 20 at 5 p.m. at Lakemore United Methodist Church, 1536 Flickinger Road.
Council also approved:
• an ordinance to amend municipal income tax provisions in the Ohio state budget bill, signed July 3 by Gov. Mike DeWine; and
• increasing 2024 budget appropriations by $46,607 in the Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair Fund to pay Perrin Asphalt for the 2023 Concrete Pavement Repair Program and Wagner Excavating for the Sixth, Seventh and Frank Streets Project; $30,000 in the Permissive Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund for payment to Perrin for the 2023 Concrete Pavement Repair Program; and $50,000 in the Sewer Operating Fund for payment to Wagner for the Sixth, Seventh and Frank Streets Project.
Lakemore Village Council next meets March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lakemore Municipal Building, 1400 Main St. The meeting may also be viewed on Spectrum Cable box channel 1023 and the village’s YouTube channel.