Township Corner

by Trustee Don Laubacher

In my first 4 months in office, quite a few of you have contacted me to ask questions and share opinions. Thank you. I appreciate hearing from you.

We continue discussing the best ways to leverage our allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds of $262,000. These ARP monies provide us with an opportunity to do some things we’ve delayed, and to apply a good portion to some service contracts that will likely increase.

• Our curbside wood chipping service will be offered the week of May 2. Please check our website for specific information.

• It seems likely that we will receive funds from the OneOhio Opioid settlement to be used for prevention, treatment, and recovery. This could be a good opportunity to partner with agencies and other local governments to maximize these funds’ impact.

Please vote on May 3

We have a Tax Levy on the ballot for our roads and bridges and we need your support. The proposed renewal is a reduction of .3 mills for five years.

Zoning Boards

Thanks to those listed below. We’ve made good progress filling our zoning boards. We still have two openings on our zoning commission and two on our board of zoning appeals, so please consider applying.

Thank you. I’m grateful to these township residents for their recent appointments:

Steve Donaldson, zoning commission

Hamid Homaee, zoning commission

Jerry Ryba, board of zoning appeals

Holly Price, RJRD marketing committee

Harold Gaar, JEDD board

Contacting me

Please feel free to contact me at my email address, or leave a message at the Township office at (330) 659-4700. I also have office hours at the Township Administration Building on the last Friday of each month between 9 and 11 AM. ∞