February e-Grapevine
Trustees Corner
The Concord Township Trustees hope that all residents have enjoyed a healthy and safe beginning to 2021. The COVID-19 crisis has created some unique challenges and we are proud of our residents for following the established guidelines in order to keep everyone safe. 
We are excited about the future and the upcoming projects of the township. The Fire Stations project is moving forward. In fact, we are currently reviewing updated schematics as we wind down the Design Development phase and begin to move into the construction-drawing phase. We encourage residents to watch the discussion held at our last meeting regarding the project. Click here to watch!
We continue to work hard and focus on keeping our community well informed. Please tune in to our future meetings (Held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm) for updates about the fire stations and other important topics.
January has flown by and spring will soon be upon us. We look forward to sunny days and outdoor gatherings that bring family and friends together. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  

Keep Concord Clean
Please Help Keep Concord Clean!

Always dispose of trash properly and do your part to keep our township charming and clean. Thank you!
ISO Class 3
Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, insurance regulators and others by providing information about risk. ISO’s expert staff collects information about municipal fire suppression efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a PPC grade – a number from 1 to 10. 

Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, and Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria. Insurance companies use PPC information for marketing, underwriting and to help establish fair premiums for homeowners and commercial fire insurance.

In 2020, ISO evaluated Concord Township Fire Department. We are pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2021 our ISO score will be 03/3Y. This is an improvement over our present 4/4Y rating obtained in 2016. Insurance companies use ISO ratings for marketing, underwriting and to help establish fair premiums for homeowners and commercial fire insurance. 

Please contact Chief Sabo or Deputy Chief Terriaco with questions or for further information on Concord Fire Department’s ISO rating. 
The Service Department would like to thank the residents for their patience and cooperation during the snowplow season. The Service Department continues to monitor the weather daily to ensure our crews are ready to respond when the snow flies. 

As we look forward to Spring our crews are busy maintaining equipment and preparing for the upcoming construction season. Other duties performed in the Service Department are cold patching of potholes, installation of mailbox snow barricades and mailbox repairs. The Snow Barricade Program is still available to residents for a $40.00 charge. Information for the snow barricades can be found on the Concord Township website.

The Service Department wishes residents a safe and healthy rest of the winter and reminds residents with questions or concerns to contact us at 440-350-3225 or email your Service Director at tbrown@concordtwp.com.
Under Construction

The Concord Cemetery will be busy with the start of the 1965 expansion. A temporary road has been installed by our Service Department and Dash Tree Service will be removing marked trees for the expansion. This expansion will provide much needed burial lots. The project is anticipated to be completed in Spring of 2023.

We are currently looking for family history in the Concord Cemetery on State Route 608 and the Stickney Cemetery on Route 86. If you have any information we would love to hear from you! Please email kwarner@concordtwp.com

Should you have any questions please feel to contact:

Karen Warner Cemetery Sexton, 440-354-7518
Debbie Powall, Cemetery Assistant, 440-354-7501
Cindy Sadler, Cemetery Assistant, 440-354-7517
Red Cross
American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Community Center

Monday, February 8
10am – 3pm

Your donation can save 3 lives!

February Classes at the Concord Community Center

  • Martial Arts (Adults and Juniors)
  • POUND!
  • Yoga Pilates Fusion 
  • Baton (Youth)
  • Stained Glass (Crazy Bird Suncatcher)
  • Chalk Couture (Spinning Sign)
  • Twig Art Heart
  • Ready for Retirement?
Concord Township History Coloring Book!
Concord Coloring Book Page
Written by Dan Maxson with sketches by Marie Kozan, this charming coloring book includes images of iconic Concord historic sites. Kids of all ages can bring local history to colorful life! Books are available now for $5 each.  To get yours, email Recreation@concordtwp.com with the subject line "Coloring Book" or call the Recreation Department at 440-639-4650. Tell us your name and phone number and we will contact you to complete the purchase and confirm your preferred method of receipt (mail or pick-up).
Adventure Box
Family Fun Adventure Boxes
Looking for fresh, fun things to do at home with the kids? Check out our new Family Fun Adventure Boxes at https://concord.recdesk.com/Community/Program. Each month, we will offer a specially themed box of fun activities for the whole family.  February kits may include love-themed crafts, games, puzzles, adventure treks and more!
31st Annual Photo Contest
Did you snap a perfect picture that you love to share? Share your masterpiece and enter Concord's annual photo contest! 

Download the form to enter Concord's annual photo contest at https://concordtwp.com/departments/recreation/

Enter by February 28. Online voting begins March 6-21 and winners will be announced after March 24.
Town Hall, circa 1880’s
Thomas Jordan historical marker, Concord Township’s first settler
Girdled Road historical marker
Celebrate Concord Township: Where History Never Grows Old
Concord Township will celebrate its 199th Birthday on March 8, 2021. In celebration of this year leading up to our Bicentennial year in 2022, we will share pictures of Concord history each month. If you have pictures of life in Concord Township throughout the decades that you want to share, please send them to Recreation@concordtwp.com.
Life on a Concord Chicken Farm (photo courtesy of Mike Webster)

Concord's Best Snowman Contest
Looks like we'll have plenty of opportunities to build snowmen this Winter! Build your best snowman and enter it in Concord's BEST Snowman Contest by February 28! Just snap a photo of you and your snowman and follow the instructions on the entry form at https://concordtwp.com/departments/recreation/. Online voting begins March 4-14 and winners will be announced after March 15.
Images of America
Coming in 2021: Images of America, Concord Township, Lake County Ohio

You've seen them at the grocery store and in bookstores. Many other communities already have them. Now Concord Township will have one of its own! An Images of America Book on Concord Township has been in the works for over 2 years and will be available in 2021 for purchase. Rich in Concord history, every page features pictures of Concord founders, pioneer families, farms and so much more. Many of the images are directly from local families with deep roots in our community. Thanks to all who answered the call to provide family histories and pictures!

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.
Concord Twp. Lake County, OH | P: 440.354.7510 | F: 440.354.7511 | www.concordtwp.com