2007-10-20 / News

Report from the Village: Update on water discussions

By Jim Bartoe, Buckeye Lake Council Member

For those of you that missed the Fire Prevention Parade, you missed a great time. Many firedepartments and other organizations participated in the parade and everyone was served free bean soup and hotdogs at the firehouse. Also there were games and demonstrations at the firestation. Everyone had a great time.

There will be a levy on the ballot in November that is very important to everyone in the village. The firelevy is just a renewal and will not effect the present taxes at all. We need to maintain the present levy in order to replace worn out equipment and to keep our present full time staff so that we can continue to serve the community in the most professional manner. A call for medical and/or fireservices is sometimes a matter of life or death and this calls for professional medical and firefighting personnel as well as top of the line equipment. Anything less is not acceptable. PLEASE VOTE "YES" FOR THE FIRE LEVY and help us to keep you safe.

The Buckeye Lake Village FirefightersAssociation is sponsoring their 6th annual Cruise-In on Sunday October 21, 2007 at the Buckeye Lake KOA Campground from 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM. There will be food, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, many awards presented and many show cars on display. There is no entry charge and the public is invited. Come out and have a great afternoon with us.

New speed limit signs are now posted on Fairoaks and Maplewood. The speed limit on these streets is 20 mph.

A public meeting will be held in the council chambers on October 26 at 3 PM to discuss the possibility of purchasing water from Millersport. This is a very important meeting and everyone should attend.

I hope everyone has had a chance to see the new "Mayor Charles Slater" memorial signs on each end of the median. They commemorate the first mayor of Buckeye Lake and the vast amount of work that he did for the village. Getting Buckeye Lake incorporated in 1980 and all the legalities associated with it, was a monstrous job. Mayor Slater was instrumental in setting up all the state and federal requirements and getting Buckeye Lake started as a village. He loved this village and continued to work for our community until his health did not permit him to carry on any longer. You could always see him in his truck picking up trash and doing anything he could to keep our village looking great. The commemoration pales in comparison to what Mayor Slater did for Buckeye Lake and the village takes great pride in honoring such a man.

Return to top