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One of the first things the Lake Township trustees did during their initial meeting Tuesday in the new administration building was to thank a local businessman for his efforts following the June 5, 2010 tornado that ravaged the township.

The trustees approved a resolution in appreciation of Ed Nagle, of Nagle Companies, Moline-Martin Road.

Nagle opened his facilities to the township’s emergency services, allowing them to operate there as a command center during rescue operations after the tornado hit.

The resolution also credits Nagle for his “foresight and compassion” to save the American flag that had been displayed in the former township hall.

He had the tattered flag framed and donated it to the trustees as a reminder of that day last year when there was so much destruction in the storm’s path.

The trustees opened the new building to the public for tours during a ceremony on the one-year anniversary of the tornado.

The tornado was also a subject during the meeting as the trustees discussed the need for an emergency warning siren in the southern part of the township.

Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, and Richard Welling, a trustee, both said they’ve been contacted by residents about the lack of a siren in the area of the Woodlake Mobile Home Park, Cummings Road.

A cluster of truckstops near the intersection of I-280 and the Ohio Turnpike also sits in the southern part of the township.

Township Fire Chief Todd Walters said he received no reply to a request he made last year for a grant to purchase a warning siren.

With the destruction of Lake High School in the tornado last year, the nearest designated storm shelter for residents south of State Route 795 is Walbridge Elementary School.

Police chief Mark Hummer said the sirens are outdoor warning devices only and residents should invest in weather radios.

He also urged residents to utilize the One Call Now, which provides emergency and public service phone notices to homes and businesses.

The trustees in 2009 approved a three-year contract with a Rossford firm for the service.

In other business, the trustees:
• Authorized Chief Hummer to purchase two 4-wheel-drive Chevy Tahoes from the Michigan State University Surplus Store for $27,800. The purchase will be covered by insurance.

• Heard a brief report by Dan McLargin, streets supervisor, that dumping of grass clippings and brush in roadways in the township has become a major problem for his department.

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