MILLBURY — This time next spring when the tornado sirens are tested, there will be one more alarm in the
At last week’s meeting, the Lake Township Trustees approved spending $23,474 for an outdoor warning siren
that will be located on the north side of Latcha Road, east of Interstate 280
“We should have about 80, close to 90 percent of the township covered by sirens,” said Trustee Richard
Welling. “This should help out if you’re outside in inclement weather.”
He said it will be six to eight weeks before it is installed.
The resolution also recognized Don Shamp for donating the easement rights for the siren.
In other business, the trustees passed a resolution of “recognition and profound appreciation of
distinguished service” by Brad Gilbert, Wood County Emergency Management Agency director. Gilbert is
retiring next week.
“Brad showed a lot of dedication and service to us,” Welling said.
The trustees said Gilbert’s leadership was invaluable during the June 2010 tornado that killed seven and
destroyed the township building and Lake High School.
“He was instrumental during the tornado in Lake Township,” said Jeff Pettit, trustee chairman.
Also at the meeting, the board:
• Voted to spend $2,090 for three portable restrooms for Fireside Park from Ace Diversified LLC, Holland.
They will be open through Nov. 1.
• Authorized up to $2,000 to the ODA Company for a new clutch, pressure plate, bearing and liner for the
2002 ODB leaf vacuum.
• Authorized $1,875 for the yearly MCT license for digital dispatch with the Wood County Sheriff’s
• Approved spending $1,085 for Class A foam for the fire department through Finley Fire Equipment,
• Authorized $8,077 to Phoenix Safety Outfitters, Upper Arlington, for hoods and structural firefighting
gloves for the fire department. The department received a BWC Safety grant for $6,730 toward the
purchase. The township portion is $1,346.
• Approved spending $829 on new front brakes and rotors for Medic 28, an ambulance. Matthews Ford will do
the work.
• Voted to spend $800 for preventative maintenance on Genesis Rescue tools for the fire department.
Howell Rescue Systems, Kettering, will do the work.
• Approved hiring seasonal workers to help at the cemetery. John Feis and Charles Cascadden will be paid
$10 an hour for spring cleanup, foundation digging, grass cutting and trimming.
• Heard from a resident in the 3000 block of Walbridge Road who said her neighbor refuses to clean tree
debris from his lawn or trim his trees, which impacts her home. The trustees advised her to pursue the
matter in a civil case.
• Heard February department reports. Police made 10 arrests and issued 40 citations. The fire department
and EMS had 97 runs and did 47 transports. There were 13 burials and one cremation at the cemetery.
Zoning collected $300.