The Press Newspaper
A resolution to place a renewal levy to fund fire department operations on the November ballot has been approved by the Lake Township trustees.
The 1-mill, 5-year levy will, if passed, generate about $209,020 annually. A current 1-mill levy is set to expire at the end of the year.
The trustees received certification of the annual amount from the Wood County auditor’s office, which based the figure on the township’s current assessed property valuation of approximately $220.03 million.
In addition to funding fire department operations and equipment, levy revenues are used to maintain stations and pay personnel.
Mark Hummer, township administrator, said the department also plans to replace a fire truck and has been setting aside tax revenues for the purchase.
Township property owners also support the department through two other levies. An 0.8-mill, continuous levy first approved in 1990 is used to pay for the township’s contract with LifeStar for paramedic service.
It generates about $122,854 annually.
A 2-mill, continuous levy that was approved in 1990 is also used for the fire department.
In other business, the trustees agreed to hear a zoning request July 15 at 6 p.m.
The East Suburban Animal Clinic is asking for a change from R-2 residential to B-1 neighborhood commercial for a 2.89-acre parcel near the corner of Woodville and Pemberville roads.
The zoning change has been recommended by the Wood County Planning Commission.
As with all commercial parcels that abut residentially zoned areas in the township, the parcel would be subject to screening and buffering requirements, the recommendation says.
In the surrounding area, there is B-1 neighborhood business to the north, B-2 general commercial to the east and R-2 residential to the south and west.