Progress Report - Mayor's Letter
20178 LAKEVIEW STATE OF THE VILLAGE ADDRESS
February 19, 2019
2019 was a productive year in planning for the village. Although there were few visible sights of progress, many processes were started for grants that will be completed in 2019 and visible results will begin to be seen as a result.
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 their new grass truck due to an awarded grant for replacement of our 30 year old grass truck. They also purchased and in the process of fabricating a hover craft that will be used for water and secluded land rescue around Indian Lake.
The utility departments continue to work efficiently and effective. In efforts to better service our residents and businesses, several overused and aging equipment continues to be replaced including a new bucket truck for the 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. From planning in 2018, 2019 will see improvements to several streets and alleys throughout the village.
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 fo the Lakeview Business Group. These successful events provide opportunities for people to see Lakeview and learn what our Village has to offer.
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 collectively that will carry Lakeview forward.
It is an honor and privilege to continue to serve this community, its residents and business. I look forward to working together as we continue our attempts to improve our Village of Lakeview.
Ryan A. Shoffstall
Mayor, Village of Lakeview, Ohio