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January 22, 2015 by Nadine Pope | No Comments

Just want to congratulate Bill Gertz on his recent appointment to the Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this board and should really be an asset.

2015 Township Meeting Schedule

Your township trustees and fiscal officer held their 2015 organizational meeting Dec. 31.

In 2015, the board will continue to meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the township hall.

Nadine Pope will serve as chairman this year and Keith McClintock as vice chairman.

The trustee liaison positions changed slightly for 2015. Mrs. Pope will handle the township hall and roads; Mr. McClintock will remain with zoning and the park; and Ed Kaminski will oversee the fire department and cemetery.

As a liaison to each of these areas, your trustees just work a little more closely with those areas or departments.

All planning and projects are decided upon by the entire board.

Trustees Welcome New Audit Committee Member

At the Jan. 7 trustees meeting, Larry Gaspar was unanimously voted to serve on the township audit committee.

This committee meets several times a year to review both the township and fire department financial reports. It gives members the opportunity to see how your tax dollars are being spent and ask any questions they feel pertinent.

Our township has an excellent system of checks and balances to assure that all funds are being allocated and spent appropriately, and in the very best interest of our residents.

We would like to welcome Mr. Gaspar and look forward to working with him.

Keep Christmas Spirit All Year

A friend recently told me about a tradition to help keep the Christmas spirit alive throughout the year. She found out about it when someone gave a Christmas jar to someone close to her.

I had never heard of it, but in asking a few people, I found many people who knew of it and saved throughout the year by throwing their extra change into a jar and at Christmas anonymously giving the jar to someone who might need a boost in spirit or a little extra help at the holidays.

Many just give them to brighten someone’s holiday. After Christmas this year I cleaned out a jar and began to toss in my change. I hope by next holiday season to have it full and pass it along to someone special.

In the short time since I’ve heard about it, many people have had beautiful stories to tell me and each one has made me realize that this is a big part of what the holidays is all about. Just thought I’d pass it along.

Congratulations Bill Gertz

Just want to congratulate Bill Gertz on his recent appointment to the Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this board and should really be an asset.

Winter Reminders

Since winter seems to have returned and shows no signs of leaving any time soon, just a refresher of the reminders.

Just a couple of reminders for winter snow plowing. Please do not push your snow out into the road or across the road when plowing your driveway. It is not only illegal, but can be very dangerous for other drivers and mail delivery.

When you pile the snow up around mailboxes, it can make it very difficult to deliver the mail as well as contribute to destruction of mailbox posts. The township is responsible if the plow truck actually hits your mailbox, but not if it is broken by flying snow. The more snow around the post, the more to fly up and cause damage.

If your mailbox is hit, the township will reimburse you $35 or repair or install a new standard mailbox/post. The mailbox must be damaged beyond reasonable repair to be eligible for a new one. Our road department superintendent will make this determination.

We hope everyone will have a safe winter.

Got News?

We always like to hear from our residents. If you have something you would like to let your friends and neighbors know about, please email Nadine Pope at popemi@roadrunner.com.

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