Genoa Twp. children encouraged to pick up free Child IDs
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
During their Thursday, February 7, regular meeting, members of the Genoa Township Board of Trustees approved that Child IDs would be offered to township residents free-of-charge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Genoa Township Administration Office. IDs are issued to children of all ages by the Genoa Township Police Department.
During that same session the trustees approved a renewal of a contract with Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District (DSWCD).
Milt Link, a Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District Drainage Maintenance Coordinator and Urban Resource Conservationist, presented the trustees with an overview of Delaware Soil & Water services provided to Genoa Township residents, including surface-water drainage assistance, holding conservation easements, education about successful preservation techniques and environmental monitoring.
The trustees voted to renew the annual service agreement, and encouraged residents to contact Link at 740–368-1921 to engage Delaware Soil & Water services.
Genoa Township Maintenance Director Bob Mathews recommended an amendment to the Genoa Township Sidewalk Construction, Repair and Maintenance Policy.
Sidewalks in the township with a gap, crack, or other deviation of three-quarters of an inch or more are in violation of the sidewalk policy. The trustees agreed to remove the regulation of driveway aprons and increase the time allowed for property owners to make corrections.
The township will be offering education on the policy in this year and expects to begin enforcement in 2014.
A full copy of the Sidewalk Policy is available by contacting Bob Mathews at 614–568-2080 or by email at < firstname.lastname@example.org >.
The trustees approved a contract with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to accept a $25,223 NatureWorks Grant toward the construction cost of a public restroom in Freeman Road Park.
Township residents are encouraged to attend the Genoa Township Parks Advisory Board Open House at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in Genoa Township Hall to offer input on the design of the facility.
The restroom will be constructed by Genoa Township maintenance personnel later this year.
Everyone from novice gardeners to avid and experienced green thumbs are invited to sign up for plots in the Genoa Township Community Gardens. Those interested in renting a plot are encouraged to contact Parks Manager Ron Keil at 614–568-2029 or < email@example.com >.
The Genoa Township Community Gardens are funded entirely through donations from gardeners and other sponsors. Contributions are always welcome.
Genoa residents are also encouraged to attend a gardening clinic at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, in the Genoa Township Hall. The clinic is offered free of charge by the Delaware County OSU Extension Office.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Genoa Township Board of Trustees is at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, February 21) at the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 South Old 3C Highway, Westerville.