A resolution asking for a traffic survey of the intersection of Pemberville and Walbridge roads has been approved by Lake Township trustees, who would like to see the intersection become a four-way stop marked by flashing stop signs.
The resolution asks the Wood County engineer’s office and Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct the survey.
“The intersection of Walbridge and Pemberville roads in Lake Township continues to experience numerous injury accidents and near miss accidents,” the resolution says. “The…trustees wish to request that flashing red-stop signs be added to the Pemberville Road section, making the intersection a four-way stop intersection.”
Currently, the intersection is a two-way stop on Walbridge Road, which is equipped with flashing red stop signs.
A recent accident at the intersection involved Mark Hummer, the township police chief.
The chief was traveling on Pemberville Road earlier this month when a truck on Walbridge Road pulled out in front of him.
Chief Hummer was driving one of the police department’s Chevrolet Tahoes when the collision occurred.
The trustees last week authorized the purchase of two Jeep Grand Cherokees to replace the Tahoe and a Ford Explorer, which was also damaged in an accident.
JEDD payment approved
A resolution authorizing a payment of $5,000 to the Lake Township – City of Toledo Joint Economic Development District was also approved by the trustees.
The JEDD agreement between the city and township requires each to contribute $15,000 for operating capital for the JEDDs board of trustees. The JEDD was established on the grounds of Metcalf Field.
Thomas Palmer, chairman of the JEDD board, informed the trustees and Toledo Mayor Michael Bell in a letter last week that the board is advertising for proposals from real estate firms to market a 100-acre parcel at the JEDD site that has access to utilities and roadways. The JEDD board expects to select a firm at its June meeting, Palmer wrote.
Under a 30-year agreement, the City of Toledo and township will share income tax revenues from jobs created at the district, with the township receiving 60 percent and city receiving 40 percent.
Toledo City Council has passed an ordinance that changes the name of Metcalf Field to Toledo Executive Airport.
Thomas A. Metcalf was the city aviation commissioner from 1954 to 1960, according to the ordinance, which says a road leading into the airport will be renamed Metcalf Drive.