Progress Report - Mayor's Letter
20178 LAKEVIEW STATE OF THE VILLAGE ADDRESS
February 5, 2018
It is with continued pride in our council, and employees that Lakeview is financially sound due to responsible fiscal practices. Through the responsible use of tax payer funds and grants for projects, Lakeview is able to provide excellent services at reasonable rates.
This year the Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department completed and was awarded a grant for replace of our 30 year old grass truck. The truck will be delivered late spring of 2018.
The utility departments continue to work efficiently and effective. In efforts to better service our residents and businesses, several overused and aging equipment was replaced including a replacement mower and trucks for the water and electric department. Many of the vehicles operated by the village maintain a services life averaging over 20 years. This is a testament to the care and maintenance of these vehicles, and the long standing fiscal responsibility of our administration and employees.
The village continues to address street and drainage issues within the village. Through grants, we are completing a drainage rebuild this year. These projects provide greater capacity in alleviating standing water during heavy rains and potential flood events.
The Village of Lakeview continues its due diligence in securing long term power supply contracts that will maintain a sufficient supply of electric to our community at competitive rates. To provide convenience for our water and electrical customers, online bill pay and credit card systems are now available for the convenience of our customers.
The Downtown Car and Craft Show in June, and Christmas in Lakeview were again great successes for Lakeview. These events are coordinated in cooperation between members of the Lakeview Business Group. These successful events provide opportunities for people to see Lakeview and learn what our Village has to offer.
2017 saw the hiring of three new employees, Water Superintendent David Scott, Electric Department employee Mark Satterly and Utility office clerk April Abraham. Please welcome them as they do their best to service our community.
It is with great pride in this community that I thank our council, and village employees for your hard work and dedication to this village and its continued improvement. I thank the businesses for their faith and commitment to doing business in Lakeview and to our residents for their pride in this village and their properties. It is this effort and pride as individuals and more importantly as a group that will carry Lakeview forward.
It is an honor to continue to serve this community, its residents and business. I look forward to working together as we continue to strive to make Lakeview better.
Ryan A. Shoffstall
Mayor, Village of Lakeview, Ohio