LAKE COUNTY — With the primary election set for Aug. 7, candidates wasted no time filing their names to be placed on the ballot, and township and county officials have been approving proposals to come before voters.

The Lake County Clerk's Office released a list of candidates and proposals which will appear on the Aug. 7 ballot. At this point, the list does not include write-ins or those running independent or with no party affiliation. With the deadline for proposals set for May 15, not all proposals will appear on this list.

The voters will decide on a county-wide transportation millage renewal proposal to continue funding operating funds for Yates Dial-A-Ride. The millage is for .4 mills ($.40 per $1,000 of taxable value) to be renewed for a period of five years. This millage will raise an estimated $217,564 in the first calendar year of the levy.

Voters also will be asked to vote on a library services millage renewal proposal to continue funding library services including operating funds for Pathfinder Community Library, Luther Area Public Library and Chase Township Pubic Library. The millage is to levy .2492 mills ($.2492 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of five years. The millage will raise an estimated $142,078 for library services in the first calendar year.

Voters in Elk Township will be asked to approve a road improvement and maintenance millage to impose an increase of up to .5 mills ($.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) in a period of five years. The increase will raise an estimated $36,300 in the first calendar year. Elk Township voters also will decide on a renewal for a fire equipment millage for 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 taxable value). This will be levied for five years with an estimated $76,602 raised in the first year.

Voters in Dover Township will decide on a fire district renewal proposal which will levy 2 mills ($2 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of five years for fire protection, raising an estimated $25,000 in the first calendar year.

The following names will appear on the ballot for elected county and township positions.

Lake County Road Commissioner candidates for a six-year term include Republican Richard Runnels and Democrats Perry Pieske and Clyde Welford.

Candidates for County Commissioner District No. 1 for Webber, Peacock and Cherry Valley townships are Republican Dan DuBreuil and Democrats Bruce L. Austin, John Brunn and Robert S. Sanders for a term of two years.

Candidates for County Commissioner District No. 2 for Chase and Yates townships include Republican Howard Lodholtz for term of two years.

Candidates for County Commissioner District No. 3 for Ellsworth and Pinora townships include Republican Betty Dermyer for a two-year term.

Candidates for County Commissioner District No. 4 for Eden, Dover and Newkirk townships and the Village of Luther are Republicans Katherine Maddox and Dawn Martin for a term of two years.

Candidates for County Commissioner District No. 5 for Elk, Sauble and Sweetwater townships are Republican Joan Runnels and Democrat Don Arquette for a two-year term.

Candidates for County Commissioner District No. 6 for Lake and Pleasant Plains townships are Republicans Christine Balulis and Steve Steketee for a term of two years.

Candidates for County Commissioner District No. 7 for the Village of Baldwin is Democrat Karl D. Walls for a term of two years.

Candidates for Elk Township Clerk include Republican Karen Fickies and candidates for clerk for Webber Township include Democrat Kathryn Young.

Candidates for State House 100th District are Republican Scott VanSingel, of Grant, and Democrat Sandy Clarke, of Webber Township.