Greetings!

You're receiving this issue of the Berkshire Township newsletter because you requested we add you to our mailing list.  Thank you. The Township Trustees' goal is for you to be informed and, hopefully, involved in the events and growth of our community.

We hope you'll find this is a useful tool as we move forward. There are several important events this month which may have a huge impact for us. See details below.

Rod Myers, Bill Holtry and Mike Dattilo, Township Trustees

For up-to-the minute township info, be sure to visit the TOWNSHIP NEWS page on our website.

*All the events listed on the
Calendar of Events are held at the
Berkshire Township Hall
1454 Rome Corners Road
Galena, OH 43021
unless otherwise noted
Wednesday April 6,   7:30 p.m.
Public Hearing in Sunbury at the Village Hall regarding rezoning of Northgate land (recently annexed from Berkshire, adjacent to the Meadow Chase subdivision)

Thursday April 7,   7:00 p.m.
Zoning Board Meeting, open to the public

Monday April 11,   7:00 p.m.  
Trustee Meeting, open to the public

Wednesday April 13,   7:00 p.m.   Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting, open to the public

Thursday April 14, 6:00 p.m.  Big Walnut Schools will host a meeting to discuss the future of our schools and the district's needs.
Public invited

Monday April 18,   7:00 p.m. Special Trustee Meeting to discuss improvements at I-71 and SR 36-37 and funding of those improvements. Open to the public

Monday April 25,   7:00 p.m.   Trustees Meeting, open to the public

Thursday April 28,   4-7 p.m.   ODOT OPEN HOUSE MEETING TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF A SOUTHERN EXIT - to be held at the Northgate Church. See details below

  IMPORTANT MEETING
ODOT has scheduled an Open House meeting from 4-7 p.m. on April 28, 2016 at the Northgate Church on 36-37.

The purpose of this meeting is to present options being studied for a southern exit on I-71 and additional thoroughfare to Sunbury, just south of the existing exit at 36-37.

These plans have a huge impact on our township. Please plan to attend this meeting and also to share your comments in writing with the project manager from ODOT, at Steven.Fellinger@dot.ohio.gov
Comments must be submitted by May 13, 2016

Want more info in advance? Be sure to attend the Berkshire Township Trustee Meeting on April 18th to hear a discussion of this proposal and visit our website at www.BerkshireTwp.org
Help Wanted -  Visionaries
a nd Volunteers
The Trustees are looking for energetic residents who are interested in forming a citizens' committee to explore the possibility of creating a public area for residents to use on the township-owned land at 1454 Rome Corners Road. Blaine Kelly has graciously offered to be a contact person for this committee.

This is a preliminary effort, with the focus on gathering resident input, researching public grants, exploring what other communities have done, etc. What will the end result be? A playground? A gazebo? A ball field? A Farmers' Market? Who knows? That's why we need your help. If you love the outdoors and want to be part of the future of your township,  please contact Blaine Kelly at 614-517-7440 or by email at blaine.kelly@otterbein.edu
Zoning Board Member Needed
The township is accepting applications for a new member for the Township Zoning Board to fill an upcoming vacancy. If you have an interest in serving in this capacity, please contact Township Administrator Jeff George at 614-315-7402 for information about this position
   REPUBLIC WASTE CHOSEN AS SINGLE TRASH/RECYCLING PROVIDER FOR TOWNSHIP
  • The start date for the new contract is May 1st, 2016. You should already have received the mailer with full instructions and information from Republic Waste Services
  • Trash collection day for township residents will be Fridays (some holidays will impact this schedule). Recycling is every other week, depending on your address. Refer to the Republic Mailer for your schedule.
  • Regular monthly rates will be $14.98 per month, or $13.48 per month for residents 65 and older
  • Trash containers and recycling containers are scheduled to start delivering to all residents in early April
  • CONTACT REPUBLIC WASTE AT 800-601-1867 TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT AND FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
Thank you, Township Voters, for supporting the Revitalization District by an overwhelming majority!
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With warm weather just around the corner, the township has at least twelve roads scheduled for maintenance and improvement in 2016. In addition, the county and state will likely have projects, too. We will post schedules on our web page as we are given updates on closures and work. The good new is, as of March 31, South Galena road is open again between Five Points and 36/37. Thanks to the crews for completing this project ahead of schedule!
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