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A parcel of land along Woodville Road that is going through the forfeiture process is being reviewed by Lake Township officials to determine if it offers any potential value for the township.

 The township trustees Tuesday authorized Mark Hummer, administrator, to conduct a search of liens and other obligations on the parcel that sits near the entrance to the Eastpointe on the Mall subdivision.

 The land is zoned for commercial use and measures slightly less than a half acre.

 According to records in the Wood County Auditor’s office, the owner is the D.W. Meyer Corp., which assumed the property from the state in November 2012 through forfeiture. The state first assumed the property in October 2012. The last cash sale of the property occurred in July 1995 when Eastpointe Apartments Associates purchased it from Steven M. Burke. The price listed in the auditor’s office was $20,000.

 About $4,336 in property taxes are owed.

 Local jurisdictions, including the Lake School District and Penta Career Center, as well as the township and Wood County Board of Commissioners have received notice from the Wood County Common Pleas Court of the forfeiture.

 It didn’t attract a buyer at two recent sheriff’s sales.

 In other business, the trustees approved a resolution to accept the recommendation of its insurance broker, The Ashley Group, for renewing the township’s health insurance policy with Medical Mutual.  For the next two years, premium costs are expected to rise by a total of 9.9 percent.

The trustees also heard from a resident of the Village of Walbridge who asked about the feasibility of detaching her street from the village to have it annexed to the township.  The resident of Pleasant Street said the idea of detaching from the village has been discussed informally by several of her neighbors.

She said the residents aren’t satisfied with the level of some of the municipal services they receive and they weren’t notified of infrastructure projects along Union Street.  The street is located south of Union Street and is west of Main Street.

 The resident asked the trustees if there are options for detaching from the village if the street isn’t contiguous with the township.  Richard Welling, a trustee, said he doubted if detachment would be allowed if the street property wasn’t contiguous.



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