Lake Twp. Road repair season starting

Larry Limpf

The Lake Township trustees plan to open bids for several road resurfacing projects on June 16.
The trustees last week approved seeking bids for asphalt paving and resurfacing of Ayers Road, between Lemoyne and Pemberville roads; Plumey Road, from Lemoyne to Owens Road; Ayers, from Pemberville to Bradner Road, and the Indian Creek subdivision.
The township will not seek bids on three other road projects but will instead contract with the Wood County engineer’s office for chip sealing, Richard Welling, a trustee, said.
The three are: Ayers, from East Broadway to Luckey Road; Bradner, from State Rt. 163 to State Rt. 795, and Hanley Road, from Pemberville to Fostoria Road.
The trustees also approved the purchase of asphalt from two suppliers for the road repair season. The township is allocating $15,000 to purchase asphalt from Asphalt Materials, Inc., Oregon, and $25,000 for a purchase from Bowers Asphalt & Paving, Inc., Walbridge
In other business, the trustees read a copy of a letter from a former partner of the company that purchased the Freedom Estates subdivision.
The letter from David Miller, which was addressed to residents of the subdivision, notifies that residents the company has been dissolved following the death of the other member of DMWW, LLC and it will no longer be responsible for maintaining a pond and other common areas of the subdivision.
“Up to now, DMWW, LLC, has charitably paid these expenses. As I’ve explained to you previously, DMWW LLC was not the developer, but simply the purchaser of the development in foreclosure,” the letter says.
Miller recommends residents, as members of the Freedom Estate’s Homeowner’s Association, assume the costs of upkeep and utility and property taxes for the facilities.
He estimates it would cost each homeowner $50 to $75 a year to cover the expenses.
“As noted in prior correspondence, there’s a not-for-profit association in place for you as a member of the subdivision to undertake these tasks. I would recommend that you seek legal counsel to assist in establishing a governing board and setting and collecting dues from the members of the subdivision to cover the needed expenses of taking care of the common areas and maintenance of the lake.
“Given the importance of maintaining the pump station, I hope all the homeowners of the Freedom Estates subdivision work quickly to address these issues that will no longer be handled by DMWW, LLC,” the letter says
The subdivision is located east of Bradner Road, north of State Rt. 5/ Bradner intersection.
In 2012, the pond was the center of a dispute between DMWW and several residents after the company sought a permit to deepen the then detention pond and convert it into a permanent pond.


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