Lake Twp. residents thanked for levy support
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer
Saturday, 10 November 2012 07:49
MILLBURY - The vote for additional police operating money was more than Lake Township residents digging into their wallets, said Police Chief Mark Hummer.
It was a morale boost and big pat on the back for the police department.
At Wednesday's trustees' meeting, Hummer thanked residents for approving Tuesday's 1.4-mill replacement levy by almost a 2-1 margin.
"When you get a victory like that, the officers walk a little taller," Hummer said
The levy will generate $220,371 a year. It replaced a 31-year-old levy that was producing $102,943 annually. The levy was approved by 2,069 voters (64 percent); 1,180 (36 percent) voted against it.
"This is going to be used to get more people on the streets," Hummer said.
In keeping with that promise, the trustees hired two part-time officers on Wednesday.
Christopher Trimm has been a Pemberville sergeant, is a Marine veteran who did two tours in Iraq and is a graduate of the Owens Community College Police Academy and Perrysburg High School.
Jonathon Penny is also an Owens graduate, is owner of a blackbelt academy in Perrysburg and a St. Francis DeSales High School, Toledo, graduate.
Also at the meeting, the trustees:
• Approved the annual contract with the Northwest Ohio Regional Information System for $19,950.
• Accepted a $2,490 grant from the Wood County Park District for split-rail fencing at Moline Meadows Park.
• Approved spending $1,500 for an emergency transmission repair on a 2007 Crown Victoria police vehicle to Adler's Transmission, Walbridge.
• Authorized $1,047 for emergency brake pads and rotor repairs to fire unit 844 from Baumann Ford.
• Recognized the volunteers who organize the Walbridge Fire Station Feed Your Neighbor Food Program and Food Pantry, which is led by Elsa and Troy Caudill. It is held the third Monday of the month in the village and helps 130 families.
• Heard Breakfast with Santa will be held Dec. 8 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the administration building.
• Heard leaf pickup has started and is continuing through December, weather permitting.