Greetings!  

Finally, we've arrived at the month where Spring officially "checks in." On that subject, if you are itching to get out in the garden but don't want to plant one of your own, the Township Pollinator/Learning Garden is in need of volunteers. See the article below for details.

Residents; the Parks Survey should arrive in your mailboxes in March. Ten minutes of your time can make ten years worth of difference in your community. Please watch for the survey, fill it out and return it when it comes. Thank you.

Trustee meetings are typically held the second and fourth Monday of every month (refer to the Calendar page on the website for changes to this schedule.) They're open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. It's a great way to stay on top of community happenings and even meet your neighbors.

Sincerely,
Rod Myers, Bill Holtry and Mike Dattilo, Township Trustees

   Always, for the most up-to-the minute info, be sure to visit the CALENDAR OF EVENTS and  TOWNSHIP NEWS page on our website.
All events listed take place at the Berkshire Township Hall, 1454 Rome Corners Rd., Galena OH 43021 unless otherwise noted
MARCH 2018
 Thursday, March 1 7:00 p.m. Zoning Meeting, open to the public
Sunday, March 11 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 4-H Open House, see details below
Monday, March 12 7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting, open to the public
Wednesday, March 21 7:00 p.m. Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting, open to the public.
Monday, March 26 7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting, open to the public

April 2018
Thursday, April 5 7:00 p.m. Zoning Meeting, open to the public
Monday, April 9 7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting, open to the public
What's new on our website...
The township website, www.BerkshireTwp.org is updated constantly. A new addition to the homepage is the "What's New on the Website" feature - a yellow oval on the homepage with links to new and important news we hope will be of interest. Click on the link above to check it out, and know that we are continually striving to keep you in the loop with helpful information about your community.

If you have new neighbors, please let them know they can sign up for the Township Newsletter on the website at the bottom of the home page at www.BerkshireTwp.org

Remember... where do you live? IN BERKSHIRE TOWNSHIP!
4-H OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY MARCH 11
2:30-4:30 p.m.
You're Invited
Delaware County 4-H will host an open house at the Berkshire Township Hall, 1454 Rome Corners Road on Sunday March 11.
      Through 4-H, youth ages 5 to 19 can participate in hands-on experiences – learning about things like photography, bottle rockets, electricity, cooking, sewing, art, leadership, natural resources, gardening, animal sciences and much more. Information about 4-H projects is also available at http://projectcentral.ohio4h.org a web site that offers previews of project books,
       Enrollment deadline is April 15. For more information about joining a 4-H club, visit www.delaware.osu.edu or call the Delaware County Extension office at 740-833-2030.
Discover what 4-H has to offer YOUR family at the Open House!
JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING CLEAN UP... You'll want to know about this

If you've ever tried to dispose of certain hazardous waste materials, such as tires, electronics or paints, you know how hard and how expensive it can be.

Did you know that there's an organization in our area designed for residents to help with this process?

The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Joint Solid Waste District is a legal political subdivision of the State of Ohio. It is charged with implementing the District's Solid Waste Management Plan.

DKMM funds programs that provide education and it also hosts HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLE EVENTS in our four county region. If you have tires, electronics, household hazardous waste, paint or other difficult to recycle items, heads up!
There will be four special recycle events held in our area in 2018. The link to a 2-page flyer for these events is below. Please print off and save for your reference.

The first event will be held Sat. April 28th.

PLEASE READ THE FLYER COMPLETELY. NOT ALL ITEMS ACCEPTED AT ALL EVENTS. CERTAIN FEES APPLY - SEE DETAILS

Please call the DKMM District office at (740) 393-4600 with any other questions that you may have
LIKE TO DIG IN THE DIRT?
It's not too early to start thinking about the township garden, and all the pretty plants that'll soon be popping up.

Whether you have garden experience or just an interest and want to be part of the residents' Garden Team, contact Susan Holtry at susanholtry502@gmail.com

Susan, one of the original creators of our township Learning Garden, would love to have your help this year. No pressure, low time commitment, just come join in the fun with your neighbors and friends; spend some time just smelling the roses for a change.
Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale Going on Now
Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so don't delay
 The annual Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District Seedling Sale is a good way to get quality seedlings at a great price. Choose from a variety of conifers (packed in bundles of 10) and hardwoods (packed in bundles of 5). These bare root seedlings are shipped without soil making them light weight and easy to carry. All seedlings are state and federally inspected. Reasonable substitutions may be necessary based on availability from the nursery.
AG SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE
The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District offers a $500 college scholarship to eligible students in Delaware County who are pursuing a degree in Agriculture.

The Dick O'Keefe Memorial Scholarship was created in 1998 and honors the legacy of a lifelong Delaware County resident and farmer.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS APRIL 13th, so visit their website now for more information and a link to the Scholarship Application and all pertinent details. CLICK FOR LINK TO SCHOLARSHIP INFO
Remember, as a Berkshire resident you can rent the Township Hall for your next party or event
If you've been thinking of renting the Township Hall for a family gathering, meeting or party; call us! Contact Shawna at Berkshire.Shawna@gmail.com to get your reservation in now. The hall is available for rental to Berkshire Township residents only. More info and photos are available on our website on the "Services and Maintenance" page.
We're often contacted with questions about road closures, etc. Sometimes we have the answers, but not always. Other than interstate I-71, roads in Berkshire Township fall into three categories: Township Roads, County Roads and State Roads. When the township is in charge of a project, we are able to give you more information. Click here for County Road Link:
Click for State Road Link: Link to ODOT Projects web page
On a Similar Subject... Many of you may want to receive text or email notifications directly from Delaware County regarding Snow Level Alerts or other Weather Related Emergencies. Here's the link to their web page where you can sign up to receive those notices.

2018 TRASH AND RECYCLE COLLECTION CALENDAR

We encourage you to always collect your empty cans on Fridays as high winds may cause them to blow into the road, creating a traffic hazard. (It keeps our streets and neighborhoods looking nicer, too.)

Please contact REPUBLIC WASTE at 800-601-1867 or at the number on your invoice if you have any questions or issues with your service.
New to the township? Republic Waste is the single authorized trash hauler for Berkshire residents. Call them to subscribe and be sure to tell them
you are a Berkshire Township resident to receive our special contract rates.
Berkshire Township Offices, 1454 Rome Corners Rd., Galena, OH   43021
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