Trustee Corner

Hinckley Halloween was a great success! Thanks to all the amazing business owners, families and our safety forces.

I recently completed the annual walk of township properties that are preserved under the conservancy with Western Reserve Land Conservancy. RiverWoodsNaturePreserve, located on state Route 303, just east of state Route 606, was created to offset the necessary acreage for the building of the Walden Reserve development. It consists of a mile-long loop through beautiful wetlands that run alongside the East Branch Rocky River, boasting benches, educational stops and great fishing spots. The property is maintained by Mark Pribish, and I am grateful for the time and talent that he invests to keep the park beautiful and user-friendly.

The second property was recently donated by Charles Gibson on behalf of the Gibson and Divoky families. It is a stunning 22-acre parcel on State Road that hosts an easement specific to timbering. Township officials are currently working on signage for this property with hopes of naming it HinckleyRidgeReserve. We will continue to explore options as to how the community may be able to enjoy the property and are extremely thankful to Mr. Gibson for the generous donation.

Additionally, the Cleveland Metroparks and the Medina County Parks accepted my invitation to share land conservation and donation options in an informational meeting with Hinckley citizens last month. I’m grateful for their shared time and further education on those options. The recording of the meeting is available on the Hinckley Township website under YouTube if you missed it.

The Hinckley Garden Club has been busy updating town center with charming fall décor. I want to express my gratitude for their continued work to beautify and cultivate the gardens and planters in town.

Wishing you and yours a warm and joyous Thanksgiving! ∞