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April 9, 2007

This was a regular meeting of the LaGrange Township Trustees.  Harper called the meeting to order at 7:30pm with all members of the board present.   Burnett motioned to approve the minutes of the last regular meeting; Harper seconded the motion, roll call –

Public Participation

Tom Moran who lives in LaGrange was present to offer his services as an engineer to inspect the old fire station.  He works for Schmidt, Copeland, Parker and Stevens in Cleveland and they specialize in Park and Recreation and Historical restoration.  After inspecting the building a structural engineer would then be called in at a maximum cost of $500.00.  They also do the paperwork for historical designation.  He would like to walk through the building with some local residents and possibly the Historical Society.  He will contact Burnett with a date and time for inspection.

Kim Strauss presented a plan to install a splash zone at the Community Park.  It has been mentioned that the park has turned into a sports complex and that there is nothing for those who are not active in sports.  The splash zone would be 30 feet in diameter and cost $46000 - $60000 and water usage is estimated around $1000.00 per month.  The Friends of the Park will be contacted to help fund the project.  

Road Dept.

French reported that brush pick up has been started.  Residents should call the township garage to arrange for pickup.  The county engineer favors the original base bid from Lytle Construction for the Whitney Road project.  The electric poles on the east end of the road will be moved back.  The drainage tiles across the field in the area need to be updated and will need an easement from the property owner.

They are doing ditching and maintenance on Wheeler Road.  They also need to repair a tile that goes back to the King ditch.    The park sewer line for the new building is being worked on.


The tile at the library has been repaired and letter was received thanking the township for taking care of the flooding.

Memorial Day plans are underway.  Canfield motioned to approve the monthly fees for Miller and Company to once again provide the porta-john at the Vet’s Park from April to September; Burnett seconded the motion, roll call – all yes.

Four funerals and one disinterment have been held.  Dumpster Day will be held on April 28 from 7am to 12 noon.

The LaGrange Historical Society will hold a treasure show on April 21 and a history of the LaGrange Fire Department will be presented.  Thanks went out to the Opfer family and LaGrange Business Center for helping with the booklet.

Klocek noted that the township can lay out the cremation lots at River Road if that is what the trustees so desire.  Burnett motioned to lay out ½ of the center section of River Road for cremation lots, restrict that section to flat monuments only and widen the driveway to allow for double parking, Canfield seconded the motion , roll call – all yes.  

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