Huntsburg News
May 6, 2021 by Nancy Saunders

All township meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. Call 440-636-5486 for more information. The next meeting is May 20...

Government

All township meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. Call 440-636-5486 for more information. The next meeting is May 20.

Minutes from meetings are posted on the township’s Facebook page or residents may request a copy by calling the office.

Congratulations to Jerry Rose Jr. Jerry recently retired from the township after serving 26 plus years in different positions. We wish him well in all future endeavors.

Charles Wright has been promoted to maintenance supervisor and Kevin Bandsuh has moved from part time to full-time maintenance assistant.

Memorial Day services have been cancelled for this year. Flags will still be placed on the graves thanks to the Huntsburg Historical Society members.

Cemetery

Maintenance will be cleaning the cemetery and preparing it for Memorial Day. Please remove any items one wishes to keep. All old wreaths and unsightly items left at the graveside will be discarded.

No plantings are permitted. Artificial flowers or ornaments are permitted on the graves until they become weather beaten. The township is not responsible for damage or theft of such items and may remove them if they become unsightly.

Roads

Township maintenance is currently working on pulling in road edges, filling holes and accessing what needs to be done on each road prior to the application of dust control. Bids for dust control have been advertised and will be reviewed at the May 4 meeting.

Depending on monies available in the road and bridge fund, a decision will be made if roads will be treated.

Residents are responsible for keeping their drive pipes clean and free of debris. Please clean out pipes to keep the ditches flowing. Call and report any serious road problem, flooding on roads, fallen limbs or other hazard the township should be aware of. Residents may leave a message at 440-636-5486 option 1.

Zoning

Zoning Inspector Paul Tucker is available by appointment for zoning permits, exemptions, conditional use permits and variances. He may be reached by calling the township offices at 440-636-5486 ext. 3.  Leave a message for a return call.

Be advised that zoning permits are required for all building projects, even agricultural buildings. Some may be exempt from fees, but still require an application submission. The township doesn’t know what is being constructed if an application is not submitted.

Zoning permit applications are available in the town hall foyer.

Summer Youth Program

Huntsburg Township will once again participate with the Geauga County Summer Youth Program. The program offers summer employment to Geauga County youths between the ages of 14 and 24 for 10 weeks and 40 hours per week. Interested parties should contact the OhioGuideStone Summer Employment Offices at 440-729-4037 to see if they meet the requirements.

Spring Cleanup & Tire Recycling Day

For Huntsburg residents only, spring cleanup and tire recycling is scheduled for June 5.

Passenger car tire drop-off is from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Huntsburg Recreational Park, 17085 Mayfield Road. Tires with dirt or mud will not be accepted. Grant funding is provided by Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District.

Spring cleanup will be held from 8:30-11 am or when full. Bring items to the township recreational park. No items are to be left before or after that time. Appliances, computers and televisions will be accepted and recycled thanks to a Go Green Grant awarded to the township by Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste District. Lawn waste and household garbage will not be accepted. There are no exceptions.

Senior Trash Pickup Days

The Huntsburg Township Trustees and road department are joining forces with the Geauga County Department on Aging for the 2021 Huntsburg Township Senior Trash Pickup Days June 10 and 11.

Have items outside the home or garage June 9, the evening before the pickup.

To sign up, register and complete the trash pickup intake with the Geauga County Department on Aging at 440-279-2130 by June 3 or earlier. In order to receive trash pickup assistance, one must be 60 years of age or older and live in Huntsburg Township.

Recycling

Cameras record all activities at the recycling bins. The sheriff’s office will issue citations to all violators doing illegal dumping.

 

There are five ways to recycle right according to Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste District

  • Leave recyclables loose – not bagged. Plastic bags do not belong in the recycling bin or cart. Plastic bags get tangled in the sorting machines at the recycling facilities and cause major problems for the recycling process. Plastic shopping bags can be recycled at many retail locations, including Giant Eagle, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marc’s, Target and Walmart stores.
  • Make sure it’s clean and empty.Rinse residue from cartons, containers, bottles and jars or any other recyclable that may contain food particles. Greasy pizza boxes are not accepted.
  • Keep it dry. When it comes to paper and cardboard, keeping it dry is imperative for the recycling process. Please flatten all cardboard boxes as well.
  • Don’t wishcycle.Think you can throw everything into the recycling bin and it will get sorted out at the recycling plant? Think again. Recycling only these five core items is paramount: cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, paper and boxes along with plastic bottles and jugs.
  • Join a social media community.Share a post. Do a story. Get engaged with the social media accounts in the community.