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Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:42
MILLBURY - In the space of three minutes, the Lake Township Trustees accepted the resignation of the interim fire chief, hired a full-time fire chief and re-appointed a deputy fire chief.
At Tuesday's meeting, the trustees officially hired Bruce Moritz as full-time fire chief for $5,000 a month.
After that motion was approved unanimously, the trustees accepted Interim Fire Chief Mike Hornyak's resignation, then voted to reappoint Hornyak as deputy fire chief.
Hornyak had been fire chief since Todd Walters resigned in February, along with two firefighters.
Moritz was hired at the last meeting, pending a background check, physical and mutually agreeable contract. He has been a fire chief for over 20 years, first with the Clay-Genoa Fire District from 1988 to 2000, then with the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District.
Also at the meeting, the trustees:
•    Approved emergency repairs to the air conditioning unit of fire unit 720, which is the chief's vehicle. Rouen Auto, Woodville, will do the work for $970. The trustees also approved purchasing a new computer and office furniture for Moritz, who will have his office at the dispatch center. The desk, return bridge, hutch, small file cabinet and two side chairs will be bought from MaxChoice for $1,500. The other purchase was for a Dell OptiPlex 3010 and Dell Professional 20-inch monitor from BizTech for $956.
•    Accepted the retirement resignation of Sgt. Brian Linscott, who has 25 years of service with the township. It is effective Nov. 1.
•    Promoted part-time patrol officer Christopher Timm to full time. He has been a part-time officer for the township for the last year and has also served in Pemberville and two tours in Iraq.
•    Promoted auxiliary patrol officer Lonnie Fosnight to part-time patrol officer. Fosnight, of Millbury, has been a guard at the Toledo Correctional Institute. Police Chief Mark Hummer said he met Fosnight the night of the June 5, 2010 tornado when he showed up in his prison uniform, volunteering to help.
•    Voted to purchase two A-frame portable, information signs from Shupe Sign, Milan, for $874.
•    Approved spending $550 to send firefighter Cory Ammerman to a Firefighter II Transition course at Oregon Career and Technology Center.
•    Accepted the resignation of firefighter Josh Cedoz, who is going back to school full time, effective Sept. 3.
•    Said they would hear the zoning application of Michelle Scaggs, Triple Star Home Improvement, on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. She is requesting a change from B-1 neighborhood business to B-3 highway business for five lots of land located at the intersection of Walbridge, Mathews and Woodville roads.
•    Said they would discuss the policy and procedures on nuisance abatement at the Sept. 17 meeting.

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