Trustees Corner by Trustees Monique Ascherl, Cyntia Engleman & Jack Swedyk

This year, your township trustees are working together with a focus on community activities both beneficial and fun.

As Memorial Day approaches, we wish to memorialize those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. In addition to the parade leading up to the wreath-laying service at Veteran’s Park, we are seeking Gold Star families in or around Hinckley to honor and veterans to take part in the parade and service.

Medina County Commissioner Aaron Harrison will present his reflections on the history and importance of this solemn day at the conclusion of the ceremony. Doughnuts and juice will be provided by the Hinckley Chamber of Commerce and distributed by the Hinckley Women’s Club.

For those looking for high-speed Internet alternatives, the Medina County Fiber Network project is looking to make Hinckley it’s next service location. Fiber to the home would bring ultra-high internet speeds directly to homes and subdivisions, adding to the already many wonderful things about living in Hinckley. As with all business ventures, we need to be sure this is something you would be interested individually and we are exploring the possibility of working with Medina County Fiber to send out a survey to all homes in Hinckley later this summer. More information will be released on this as it becomes available.

Here is something new! We are looking towards our very first FourthofJulyParade and activities. We invite all children to decorate their bikes, moms and dads to decorate their golf carts, tractors and four-wheeler sand join in this new tradition. We will end at Town Hall and enjoy refreshments for all. More information will be available on this event soon.

If you are interested in participating in one or both parades, email the trustees.

Mark your calendars! MovieNightinBronger’sPark returns this summer with two movie dates: Saturday June 1, and Saturday, Aug. 17. ∞

February was a short month but filled with a lot of activity in the township. We had a special meeting during which we discussed the items on our “wish list” – a list of projects we would like to see completed from excess carryover due to the use of American Rescue Plan funding for roadwork. We all agree that we would like to see projects completed that the entire community will benefit from.

The first project proposed is the replacement of the roofs on the Town Hall Administration Building and the police department. After the roof replacement, we will be adding solar panels to town hall, the police and fire departments and the service department. This will help offset the electric bills every month.

We also discussed replacing the flooring in the administrative building and recoat the flooring in the old fire station, making it safer to host our community events. Additional ideas discussed include placing a new digital sign at the administrative building that is easier to view from the road, and repurposing the stone from the old wall at Maple Hill Cemetery to surround the sign and bring back some of the old character. Sidewalks were also discussed and new planters in the center of town, again reusing the stone from the old wall. Stay tuned for more information on these projects.

As spring is around the corner, this is a friendly reminder to please remove all seasonal decorations from gravesites.  Any items remaining after Monday, April 15 will be removed and discarded.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at Buzzard Day later this month as it returns to the former Hinckley Elementary School building, now known as the Hinckley Preparatory Academy. The celebration has been pushed back by a week this year because of St Patrick’s Day. We hope the buzzards get the memo and don’t come home early. ∞