Township Corner

Many thanks to our dedicated service department team who keep our roads clear. Our small service department of 2.5 employees does a lot more than snow plowing. They oversee paving projects and repair township-owned roads, purchase and maintain vehicles and equipment. They do roadside mowing, residential culvert replacement, brush chipping and maintain three township cemeteries. The team provides road-opening permits and works in partnership with Summit County engineer’s office on road and bridge projects.

The service department is responsible for 16 miles of designated township roads and uses approximately 600 tons of salt each winter season. In 2022 we plan to restore the following roads:  Kings Forest Boulevard, Forest Brooke Court North and South, a section of Glencairn Forest and a culvert on Newton Road.

Funding for many projects is allocated from the 3.3 mill road and bridge levy. The current 5-year levy, passed in Nov. 2016, expired in 2021. Monies collected from the motor vehicle license, gasoline, and permissive motor vehicle taxes also fund the service department.

For the service department to operate and continue offering excellent services, residents need to approve the road and bridge levy, with a decrease, on the May 3 primary election ballot. The proposed levy is a renewal of part of an existing levy, with a reduction of 0.3 mill for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges for five years, commencing in 2022, first due in calendar year 2023.

I appreciate the township residents’ continued support. ∞