April 2021 e-Grapevine
Trustees Corner
Spring is upon us. We are all happy to see sunny days and warmer temperatures. The Trustees look forward to more outdoor events and visiting with our residents. The Easter Bunny Trail event took place this past Saturday and it was a wonderful event. It was great to see all the kids and parents that participated. We are hopeful that next year we can return to our traditional Easter egg hunt.

This spring also brings several major announcements regarding local businesses making an investment in our community. An ice cream and gelato store and a drive through car wash are coming soon to Gold Court off Crile Road. We will certainly look forward to ice cream and gelato! In addition, Lucky’s Market, to be located at 7596 Crile Road, has begun work to remodel the store in preparation for a July grand opening. The grocery store and the ice cream store are the two most requested shops by our community. We look forward to those ribbon cuttings.

As is tradition in Northeast Ohio, the orange cones indicating road construction will be starting up soon. Concord Township will be no exception. While we are not always thrilled to see the orange cones and barrels, it does indicate that investment into our infrastructure within the Township. We are hopeful that this year’s construction season will go as smoothly as last year and that weather will cooperate.

It is great to see the two ball fields coming back to life as teams begin to practice. Once again, our two fields will be hosting the Concord Girls Softball League along with several local baseball teams. Summer concerts are returning this year on Thursday evenings. Our Recreation Department is finalizing the musical line up so look for that soon. 
Remember you can stay up to date on all Concord happenings by downloading our Concord Township app from the app store!  
As you spring clean, don’t forget about your smoke alarm. Maintaining your smoke alarm can be a life saver. Concord firefighters can assist with alarm maintenance such as battery checks/replacement and alarm installations. Contact us if you need help: 440-354-7504 or smokedetectors@concordtwp.com
Smoke Detectors
Spring is here officially, and many residents are thinking about making upgrades to their properties. Many outdoor projects, such as building a deck, installing a pool or fence do require review and approval by the Zoning Inspector prior to commencing. The Zoning Department’s webpage contains several information sheet that summarizes these requirements and explains the permit process. Please take a look, and contact our office with any questions you may have.
Spring is finally here and the Service Department has begun to ramp up the construction season. Residents will notice the crews throughout the township performing various maintenance tasks: ditch maintenance, curb inlet repairs, cold patching, and repairing plow damage. We remind residents to please slow down and move over when approaching crews working in and along the roadway.

Beginning March 30th the Service Department will be providing the yard waste drop off. This year will be a little different from last year. Yard waste will be dropped off in a designated location in the Service Department yard. There will not be a dumpster this year, we will be utilizing one of the department’s material bins in the rear of the Service Department. Yard waste must be in biodegradable bags, no plastic or loose yard waste is permitted. Yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, twigs and garden debris are only permitted. No brush is permitted. The yard waste drop off will be available Monday - Friday from 7:30am-2:30pm and will end on June 7th. The annual Brush Day collection will take place Saturday May 15th from 7:30am-2:30pm. Residents may drop off limbs, twigs, and branches with a diameter of four inches or smaller. No stumps, pallets, contaminated material, lumber, grass and leaves, or railroad ties are permitted.

The Concord Township road improvement project will take place in the Cherry Hill subdivision and the Fay Rd. area this year. These projects consist of total repaving of the roadways. Along with the asphalt projects, our concrete slab replacement program will take place in several areas throughout the Township.
The Service Department reminds residents with questions or concerns to contact us at 440-350-3225 or email your Service Director at tbrown@concordtwp.com.

The Service Department wishes all residents a safe and healthy spring.

  • All plantings in the cemetery must be approved by the Cemetery Sexton.
  • Concord Township reserves the right to maintain plantings, which may include trimming or removal if deemed necessary and will not be replaced.
  • Cemetery approved plantings are to be located in front of your marker; anything outside of your lot (behind a monument or in some cases the side) belongs to someone else. Plantings should not impede the ability to get equipment through.
  • Perennials are to be maintained yearly:
  • If the perennial is a spring or early-summer bloomer, divide in the fall.
  • If the perennial blooms in the late summer or fall, divide in the spring.
  • We do not recommend you place sentimental items on the graves as they may get lost, stolen or damaged.

For more information visit our page at the Township's website or call the Cemetery Office at 440-354-7518 for any questions.
Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Community Center

Monday, April 12 from 10am to 3pm at the Concord Community Center.

Happy Spring
Classes at the Concord Community Center

  • Martial Arts
  • Pound!
  • Pilates Yoga Fusion
  • Youth Baton Twirling
  • Stained Glass Butterfly Art
  • Mixed Media Collage
  • Chalk Couture ~ Wooden Eggs
  • Ready for Retirement
  • At-Home Activity: April Family Fun Adventure Box – How does your garden grow?
Wooden Eggs

To sign up for Recreation classes, contests, and programs visit  https://concord.recdesk.com/Community/Program.  

For more information on all Recreation activities, call 440-639-4650.
Senior Socials
April 7: â€śBehind the Front Door” ZOOM (computer) presentation with Susan Cannavino

April 21: â€śYou Might Be From Concord If…” In-person presentation by Dan Maxson (limited seating, reservation required)

Call the Recreation Department at 440-639-4650 to reserve your spot.
Pickleball Survey
Let us know your thoughts about pickleball by completing a short survey.

United Way Feed Lake County Food Drive
United Way of Lake County is hosting an ongoing Food Drive, and the Concord Community Center is helping! Drop off your canned good donation during business hours from April 1 to April 30 at the Concord Community Center (7671 Auburn Road), or make a monetary donation to United Way at UWLC.org/give
Feed Lake County
Shout Out to Local Businesses who support Recreation Programs!
Spotlight on a Local Non-Profit Group
Lake Geauga Recovery Centers

In 1971, our founders introduced a new model of care to Lake and Geauga county residents: a nonprofit, counselor-led system organized with the client at the center of everything we do. At Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, we have served Lake and Geauga counties ever since.

2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. Over those 50 years, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has saved countless lives. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ mission is “To promote lifelong recovery from addiction through education, prevention, and treatment regardless of ability to pay.” Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has continued to offer the most effective alcohol and drug residential treatment in Lake and Geauga Counties ensuring no one is turned away even during a worldwide pandemic. Since its beginning in 1971, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has earned a reputation for its successful outpatient and residential treatment programs addressing substance use and co-occurring disorders. Working closely with local stakeholders and other social service agencies in the community, clients have achieved a success rate notably higher than the national average for long-term sobriety. In celebrating our 50th Anniversary we are proud to announce our capital campaign for a new 16-bed men’s residential facility which will address the community demand, eliminate the wait time for this level of care and increase our capacity to provide high quality and much needed residential treatment services to men – join us in our bold and innovative campaign by visiting us at www.lgrc.us/50-years-of-lake-geauga-recovery-centers/
Recreation Needs You! Become a Sponsor!
Become a Sponsor
Interested in becoming a sponsor for a Recreation program? 

Connect with Concord residents and show them how you give back to our community by becoming a sponsor for an event. 

The Recreation Department is currently seeking sponsors and donors for our Summer Concert Series, seasonal events, senior socials and family programs.

Check out the ways you can become a sponsor!
Celebrate Concord Township: Where History Never Grows Old
Concord Township’s Bicentennial year is 2022. Each month, we will feature several photos depicting Concord’s history. This month, we celebrate early business in Concord. If you have pictures of life in Concord Township throughout the decades that you want to share, please send them to Recreation@concordtwp.com.
Lohiser’s Store: The Lohiser family owned and operated of a variety of small businesses in Concord since the 1930’s. Lohiser’s Market, located in the front yard of the family home near the corner of Ravenna and Girdled Roads, opened in 1939. (Photo courtesy of the Lohiser Family)
Lohiser's Store
Tanglewood Inn: In 1965, Frank and Milan Kapel purchased 700 acres in Concord Township and built the Tanglewood Motor Inn, complete with a Brown Derby restaurant. In 1970, Frank died and Milan sold the Inn and acreage to investors who renamed the property to “Quail Hollow Resort”. (Photo courtesy of Marianne MacLean)
Tanglewood Inn
Van Driest Excavating
Van Driest Excavating: Howard Van Driest Sr. had many careers in his lifetime. A CWRU engineering graduate, he was also a Geauga County deputy and eventually owner of the Van Driest Excavating Company. (Photo courtesy of Howard Van Driest)
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