Members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, January 23, at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse with trustees Jerry Paul, Bob Singer and Dave Jackson present. Also in chambers for the session were Harlem Division of Fire Chief Dale Fling, Harlem Zoning Inspector David Andrian, Vicki Tieche, Louise Guenther, Belinda Mortensen and Alan Czeko.
Guenther asked the trustees if there was any contact from the Delaware County Prosecutors Office; Singer said he has heard from Mark Fowler and he was putting something together for the trustees.
Mortensen thanked the trustees for snow removal on her road. Jerry Paul said he would pass the compliment on to the maintenance department.
The Council for Older Adults will return to the ballot on May 7 to ask Delaware County voters to support the senior services levy. Passage of the levy is needed to continue to provide services for Delaware County’s growing number of older people and include essential in-home care such as Meals On Wheels, personal care, medical transportation, adult day care and much more.
In order to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about the levy request, there are two information presentations scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. These are open to the public and will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions about the levy. Presenter will be COA Executive Director, Bob Horrocks.
The Westerville City School District is considering alternative plans for redistricting that is less a redistricting and more of a demographic restructuring; and Genoa Township residents with students attending Fouse Elementary School and Alcott Elementary have expressed concerns about their children being bused out of Genoa Township to Pointview Elementary School to help balance district demographics.
Genoa Township resident Joe Barganier attended the February 7 Genoa Township Board of Trustees meeting to express his concerns about the Westerville district’s elementary school realignment. At that time there were four options on the table, with Option C showing students from two Fouse and Alcott neighborhoods being bused to Pointview.
The Delaware County commissioners on Monday discussed the possibility of changing the way in which drainage ditch improvements are funded.
Fiscal Services Director Seiji Kille recommended the commissioners pay for such projects out of the county’s general fund, saving assessed property owners the added cost of bonding ditch improvements.
“We have the cash flow in the general fund,” he said. “We should just go ahead and pay for this.”
Joann Hingsbergen, owner of Subway of Sunbury, is accustomed to catering orders. Sunbury Subway caters parties and other gatherings, sometimes providing hundreds of sandwich and salad meals.
But on Saturday, February 23, Sunbury Subway filled an order to beat all orders — 2,000 boxed sandwich and salad meals for the Sixth Annual Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference held at the Ohio State Expo Center Lausche Building.
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).
Want to learn to take better pictures? No Problemo, as Arnie would say, because a camera club for adults 18 years old and older is starting in the Big Walnut area.
The Big Walnut Camera Club will have its first meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, at Sunbury United Methodist Church, in rooms 10/11.
The Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) encourages residents to have their free-roaming cats spayed or neutered at a special clinic being held at the society’s shelter on Monday, February 25. The one-day clinic is being funded by Pet FBI (Pets Found By Internet) as part of World Spay Day, a nationwide event sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States. Overpopulation is an especially big problem for cats because they can reproduce as early as four months old and have two or three litters a year.